How do you deal with people who insist they are always right?

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  1. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 8 years ago

    How do you deal with people who insist they are always right?

    Some people talk about others faults and how they are always right. They don't consider the fact that they may be wrong or not tolerant of other opinions. How do you deal with those who are always right in their own minds?

  2. connorj profile image69
    connorjposted 8 years ago

    Tell them they are wrong to think like that because in all probability because of our brain's limitations it would be highly improbable...

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's is easier said than done...considering we assume they are sane....

  3. Gordon Wright profile image67
    Gordon Wrightposted 8 years ago

    I simply give up on them. Cut them out of my life so they can't harm me.

    There's advice in the Bible on this, in Ezekiel 33. Tell them once, and if they don't listen, you're done with them.

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If they are a family member ,boss or next door neighbor that task would be very tough to do... ;-)

    2. Gordon Wright profile image67
      Gordon Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Not hard for me at all. My family never earned my love, and I get along better without the few who still survive.

      The real danger is politicians. If they get elected, there's no getting out from under them.

  4. profile image0
    Larry Wallposted 8 years ago

    Ask them if they are always right. Then ask them some questions they cannon answer. What was my grandmother's middle name? What is my shoe size? Ask them the rainfall total in some obscure place. They will be unable to provide the answers and saying I don't know is not always right. If they say the question is not fair, ask them if they expect life to always be fair. If they say no, then they cannot always be right and if they say yes, they are obviously wrong..

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I laughed at the "whats my grandmother's middle name!"
      good one.

  5. dashingscorpio profile image78
    dashingscorpioposted 8 years ago

    You either avoid them or use humor.
    When it's all said and done it really doesn't matter what someone else thinks or says. It's all about whether we choose to internalize it.
    Everyone is entitled to have an opinion and most people's ego will never allow them to consider they may not have the best perspective.
    It's futile in most instances to expect people to "change their minds".

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No, we may not be able to change someones mind but change out own minds instead...;-)

  6. brakel2 profile image74
    brakel2posted 8 years ago

    My husband, without realizing it, fits in this category. I finally decided to make a joke about it when it happens. Now, when he starts expounding, i make it into a joke and say, "Yes, professor." .He thinks he is helping, Anyway, we must find humor in some of these scenarios.

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, joking with someone who insists they are always right is one way to go

  7. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 8 years ago

    ignore them, my hubby always thinks he is right, so I ignore him. Too arrogant this people

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I tend to ignore them too, unless they escalate the situation. ;-)

  8. Link10103 profile image60
    Link10103posted 8 years ago

    Show them to be undeniably wrong. If they still maintain they are right when anyone else with a brain can see that they arent, they basically dig their own grave from then on and show they cant be taken seriously.

  9. integrater profile image60
    integraterposted 8 years ago

    Make sure that they are wrong . Maybe what they are insisting upon is correct. If the argument is about facts then we can easily verify that fact. If it is about a point of view or opinion then they surely have a reason for that point of view . If you can show how that reason is incorrect or flawed they may relent. They may not admit it to you but you may see subtle changes in their behaviour . Ignoring people or making fun of them or cutting them out of your life is not a good response . It might work with people who are not close to us or we don't care about but might backfire with our family, friends or relatives. Many times we do not realise that other persons insistance on something is a response to our insistance .

    Thank you

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What is this person was your boss?

  10. profile image36
    Adam Branniganposted 8 years ago

    you feel sorry for them because if they think they know everything then in there mind they have nothing to learn and will never grow as a person.They have reached their ceiling . Be confident enough in yourself that you don't need this person to know your right. you know that's enough!

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's a great answer...

  11. tamarawilhite profile image86
    tamarawilhiteposted 7 years ago

    Don't give in to the social justice warriors - they'll just demand more. And when someone already thinks it is OK to police word choices and challenge facts as "hate", there is no rational debate with them.


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