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    Mud and rain and chaos... TickTock's Avatar
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    Most specialist knowledge leads to arrogance because the general population aren't clued in. But it is the initial stage. Someone with a sense of wisdom (for lack of another word), grows beyond being arrogant. Those that don't are stuck there because they enjoy the feeling of superority. Sad really.
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    Superiority, hah you're flattering me
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    Quote Originally Posted by greed View Post
    Ever been to the Slashdot forums? I'm pretty sure that every post has to be sarcastic and mean in order to be accepted
    Oh, that was one of my favorite sites at one point! I think that's where I used to read/post all the time before I got into psychology and came to this site. Somehow I never developed the same attachment to it that I did to this place, though... it just wasn't personal enough, it was all about the technology.

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    What annoys me in any kind of mastery related arrogance is that most people have the capacity of learning the excactly same stuff. So, mastering something doesn't mean that you are better than other people, it just means that you have learned more about that stuff than the next guy. (Einstein and other geniouses are a different thing, of course, meaning that the average Joe does not have the same mental capacity as they do and aren't able to understand necessarily the things that the geniouses are thinking of.)

    So, why give sarcastic if somebody asks a "stupid" question about you field of master? Why try to strenghten your own self by lowering the other who is asking? Why there is a need to show your superiority big time?

    It's if the other people will learn, they won't be asking more of the stupid question. Or is it that the one who masters some subject does not want others to learn because that would make them look less "superior" when compared to others. Is it all about self esteem?

    The best people I've seen in the IT-field (where I work) are the ones who master their field (some even "gurus" in their field) but still can explain things really well and don't have the need to show their superioiry or to be arrogant by showing other people how stupid they are because they don't know. They tolerate also stupid questions and don't have the need to point out how stupid the question was. I think they are the true masters of their field without a need to show it all the time to other people. It's mature knowledge and wisedom too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alcea rosea View Post

    So, why give sarcastic if somebody asks a "stupid" question about you field of master? Why try to strenghten your own self by lowering the other who is asking? Why there is a need to show your superiority big time?
    I've asked about this many times. Overall, the most common answer I've gotten back is along the lines of "being picked on as a kid/revenge for being picked on as a kid"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott N Denver View Post
    I've asked about this many times. Overall, the most common answer I've gotten back is along the lines of "being picked on as a kid/revenge for being picked on as a kid"
    So are you saying you do that?
    And that it's justified?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    Hates incompetence...

    HATES!!!

    (And I work with dumb ESTJs on computers!!! I want pity damn it!!)
    So when you are incompetent, do you hate yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    So when you are incompetent, do you hate yourself?
    Aaaaarrrrggghhh!!!!! :steam::steam::steam::steam::steam::steam:

    Projection you mean... bloomin dwarf... correct again!!!
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    Aaaaarrrrggghhh!!!!! :steam::steam::steam::steam::steam::steam:

    Projection you mean... bloomin dwarf... correct again!!!
    I hate myself when I'm incompetent.
    In order to prevent myself from having one continual hate-fest,
    I have to lower my expectations.
    I don't see how it has anything to do with projection though...
    and no... I'm not going to look it up...
    I took your warning seriously!

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