posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 05:05 PM
reply to post by chise61
Do you think that maybe you might be doing anything to provoke that?
And I mean that as a sincere question, not a hint. I am not familiar enough with your posting to have an opinion of my own at all. I just notice
that some of the things certain people are complaining about hearing frequently are not things I hear frequently.
If I am going to be attacked personally, it usually goes something like, "dont you just think you are smart," or "condescending" or
The uncomfortable truth is, that some of these people may have a point. There are times when I am annoyed that I AM condescending, smug, or arrogant.
And the people that are accusing me of that often are the very people I have taken that tone with.
Is there any possibility, if you are hearing questions regarding your intelligence, that there are times you dig your heels in dogmatically and refuse
to really consider the other persons argument? Not that you are unintelligent, but are there times when you refuse to use it because you dont like
the other point of view?
The bad thing with wanting to silence all personal criticism, is that some of it may be true. Especially if it is repeated as a mantra. Not all of
it is, but I have found if I am insulted in the same way more than once, I should consider looking in that area. It isnt always a valid criticism,
but it sometimes is.