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How You Know Someone Thinks You're Stupid

Updated on October 15, 2014

There are always the nods and smiles. The friendly thumbs up. But they have low opinions of your I.Q. They honestly think you aren't smart. If one day you're just curious about how someone looks at your level of knowledge. I have here the best and simplest way to see if they think you're stupid. It may take a little bit of patience but it'll definitely work.

How Do You Tell?

They Never Use Any of Your Suggestions

Their behavior gives this away. You could give them guiding information right from experience about how to fix something. They will look up the information from someone else before they use your suggestion. You could give your technique, elaborate on your why it will benefit them, and the results you got from doing the same thing you're encouraging. They still won't listen to you. You'd offer your tried and mastered solution, and they would nod, agree, and say, "yeah, that sounds good, I'll try that," with the utmost false-honesty.

After you offered the suggestion, keep up with them all day to see if they do it. They won't, I guarantee it! No matter how important it is, they'll insist on doing it later. If they ever do what you suggested, it's because a professional repeated that they should. Either a professional repeated it, or someone they think is smarter than you. They shut out what you suggested based on their idea that you don’t make good decisions.

Hence, you’re not smart.

What Do We Do About This?


We don’t do anything. There’s no reason to do anything at all. It’s just their opinion. 9.5 out of 10, they're the only ones that think this. So what, they don’t use your suggestion. So what, they don’t think you’re smart. You don’t need to be wrapped up in their feelings about you. Someone else's feelings should not define you. If they don't want to use any of your suggestions, then so be it. This is only for you to find out what they think about your I.Q, if you're curious.


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      Toni Northern 5 years ago from Williamston NC

      @Marcy Goodfleisch it's been proven to me more than once : D TFR

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Very solid advice - voted up and useful!

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      Toni Northern 5 years ago from Williamston NC

      @FloraBreenRobison glad to make you smile. Most of my hubs do point out truths and give solid advice, but they're also meant to make people smile. Thanks for reading.

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      FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

      This made me smile. It's a great reminder, even though you have it under the Humour section.