I think we have all experienced being skeptical of something. I could be wrong, of course.
Think back to something you were skeptical about:
How did people react to you being skeptical of that something?
- Did they react by saying you were too close minded?
- Did they accuse you of nit picking?
- Did they accuse you of feeling superior to them?
- Other things?
How much of these reactions do you believe are intrinsically the reaction to a skeptic by a non-skeptic?
How much of these reactions comes from me/you, the skeptic in these scenario, being actually closed minded, nit-picky, or feeling superior to the non-skeptic?
Potential of seeds to remind you of times you've been skeptical:
Folk remedies, superstitions, cryptozoological entities, get rich quick schemes, cults, main stream religions, conspiracy theories, urban legends, older myths, astrology, typology
Have you pulled off being skeptical of these things without seeming closed minded, nit-picky, or superior to a non-skeptic?
How did you accomplish this?