I believe I have experience this. What I find is that people are testing what they know against what you know ,that can be a good thing if they realize their view is not the truth ,it can be a humbling experience ,but they must let go of tradition to embrace the truth,you can not have both.
I think pride gets in the way.and to admit you have been wrong about a subject is on the line. It takes a big person to admit and change route ,the same way as getting lost walking or driving and you think you know where you are at and you really do not know ,pride will not allow you to get help or assistance .
But that will just keep you lost if you do not change your way of thinking and admit you need help by listening and accepting the truth of your being lost.
This also applies with many subjects.