The All Knowing Know-It-All
The fact of the matter is that they don’t know everything, as they tend to think they do but they keep on pushing to get their point across; assuming all want to hear it. I happen to know a couple of know-it-alls and have found their tales at fault on more than one occasion. It is not that I attempt to prove that I know more than the know-it-all, it’s just irritating to no end.
Let me give you an example, let us suppose someone is asking for an opinion on an iPhone, and suppose the all-knowing person prefers the Windows 7 phone; this prompts to get the know-it-all going, touting the virtues of their preferred device. Whereas these are personal preferences and both phones will get you to nearly the same end goal, give or take a couple of different apps and service plans. There is no need for a long story on the virtues of one against the other, who cares, it is personal preference. In my opinion this is useless jibber jabber. Do you speak to just hear yourself speak? WTF?
Self-proclaimed know it all
I read an article written by a self-proclaimed know-it-all and just to begin reading it was already irritating. He went on to say he does know it all because he has a very inquisitive mind and took the time to learn all about often useless trivia. I do not understand why someone would waste their time; who cares really?
If you want to be productive and you have such a capable mind for learning, put it to a better use and perhaps study Medicine or Physics; come on. Write a Thesis on your studies, have it published with the best of them, and then you have earned your right to flap your lips incessantly.
Guess what the know-it-all will do when you point out to them that what they are saying is wrong; they will promptly start to argue with you, big surprise. Just because it is on the internet does not make the information correct, try looking a little deeper into your sources and get yourself an average, from there you will figure out what is wrong and what is right.
Because you read something once and in one place does not make it correct, if you want to be a self-proclaimed know-it-all you better study up some more. Make sure you spend your time at work, when you should be working, looking for more of your information so that you can be the center of attention as you love to be.
Did you notice with some or most know-it-alls they tend to say odd things like, ‘I’m awesome’ and similar terms; or if someone says to them, ‘You’re awesome’, they respond with ‘I know’. Why would they need or want to do such a thing? The answers to these questions elude me. If we go into the psychology of it of course the answers are there but…giving them the reasons for their behavior is not going to make them stop unfortunately. Self-esteem in short.
Why do I spend my time writing this article on the know-it-all? Just because the thought of it irritated me today as I’m sure it will again in the future. I say Stop it you know-it-all, I do not need useless chatter polluting my ear space, it’s not a long story answer; you can answer with one or two words, sometimes just a simple yes or no will suffice.
Blathering, oh so makes me argh!
If you are one of them
Don't take it personally and besides that, this should not bother you for reasons that you already know. No offense meant, we all have to be tolerant of one another; perhaps if I have my say it will no longer bother me to such a great extent.
If you have to deal with an annoying know it all, your best bet is to simply ignore them, tune them out. I know this can be hard but if you do ignore them and say nothing at least you are not providing them with the fuel to carry on. A know-it-all without an audience will eventually move on, we just need to wait it out. An exercise I do is channel my mind down a better path; stop wasting my time on negative, useless thoughts and work on creating methods to enrich my life.
Let's try something new in 2012 and have some compassion for our friends, neighbors, co-workers and all other creatures great and small. We need to work with one another, not against each other; this is what me must do to move forward in life. Stop going around in circles and wasting your time. I know next to nothing in the grand scheme of things and perhaps one day I will know a little bit more, perhaps something that matters. Cheers!
I have slept on this one for a couple of days and I feel I need to add; the know it all persons that I speak of, they only irritate me for a short time and then I do my best to move on and forget about it, as we should all do. It is a practiced skill to peacefully deal with these people and then go our separate ways.