The best way to deal with Pretentious people is ?

Jump to Last Post 1-11 of 11 discussions (11 posts)
  1. learner365 profile image75
    learner365posted 6 years ago

    The best way to deal with Pretentious people is ?

  2. Moderndayslave profile image61
    Moderndayslaveposted 6 years ago

    Ask a lot of direct questions to try and call their bluff

  3. romari profile image60
    romariposted 6 years ago

    to just go with the flow and don't mind them

  4. profile image0
    mikeq107posted 6 years ago

    Silence...drives them crazy...besides they are living a lie and not worth knowing as you will never get an honest answer..so just leave them where you found them and remember Pride comes before a big fall!!!
    Great question!!!
    Mike :0)

  5. Marlena Oechsner profile image60
    Marlena Oechsnerposted 6 years ago

    I agree with Mike...just ignore them. The more you listen to them, the more annoyed you get. The more you ignore them, the more annoyed they get.

  6. xethonxq profile image65
    xethonxqposted 6 years ago

    Witty, dry humor seems to work best for me. Most of the time they are so stuck on themselves they don't catch what I'm saying...but the people around me do and we have lots of smiles and looks between each other. It can be rather amusing. smile

  7. novicemuse profile image61
    novicemuseposted 6 years ago

    I agree with xethonxq. Often they're so self-absorbed they don't even know if you are making fun of them and if you call them out on it either they'll continue pretending but everyone'll see through it or they will shut up and be less likely to bother you again. But most of the time it's best to ignore them; usually pretentious people hate to be ignored since they thrive off of attention from others. Btw, I like your profile picture.

  8. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 years ago

    When they start acting up, say..."...and you are???"

  9. Frankracetteconsu profile image60
    Frankracetteconsuposted 6 years ago

    See it all depends i think what they are being Pretentious about. I read an answer to this question that said " and you are ?" well what if the guy says i am so and so and that just happens to be a really really important person. It do not give the right to be Pretentious but the "and you are" answer is simply wrong.

    if the person is Pretentious but knows what the hell he or she is talking about listen. you might not agree but thats ok. By listening you will find arguments to trap him or her. the more people talk the more they give you ammunitions.

    Just wait for him or her to make a mistake in his logic and jump in for the kill. He or she will never suspect that such a polite person as you will eventually put them back in their humble spot.

  10. ishwaryaa22 profile image87
    ishwaryaa22posted 6 years ago

    The Best way to deal with Pretenious people is to ignore them and maintain your distance from them in a dignified manner.

  11. athena2011 profile image53
    athena2011posted 6 years ago

    I would suggest staying away from them completely. They are a waste of your time. Life is too short to waste being around pretentious people.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)