How likley are you to sit down and explain or teach?
If I see that a Person really has the WILL and the PATIENCE to learn Something, I will teach them. But I ask from them to be very focused and not making me run after them (you know like "So, are we gonna continue today?"). Also the Person *should* be a bit closer that just some random Person from the Street. The closer a Person is to me, the more "Patience" and "Passion" I will have.
Are there certain parts of your knowledge that you gaurd from others?
Yes. Just simply because I don't want to tell all of my "Tricks". I still need to be somewhat mysterious and interesting, don't I?
Rule #1: Driver picks the music. Shotgun shuts his cakehole.
Willing to school if others question. Unless asked, me no share; through my observations, people tend to buck invaluable suggestions/information when the information was offered without request, because they consider it to be a condescending action.
To die would be an awfully big adventure - Peter Pan
I enjoy sharing knowledge as I myself am always on the look out to learn more. Therefore it is sometimes hard to understand that you are perceived as a 'know it all' when you enthusiastically share what you know. And although it may be true that you shouldn't give unsolicited advice, it is sometimes very hard to resist. One of the subjects I'm often consulted on is Cats and it is for me very hard to not give unsolicited advice on the topic, as the ignorance of people very often harms the animal who cannot speak for itself.
If I'm confronted with an [b]inteligent[b/] specific question, I won't hold back, I'll tell everything. If I'm asked stupid questions or if I have to repeat myself, clear up terms that I should expect you know. My patience will die out soon.
As a rule of thumb, if I have to repeat myself (not a clarification of certain circumstances) a third time to someone, he needs to gtfo out of my eyesight.
Yes and no. In a debate or an argument, no, I'll just say exactly that, which I believe to be needed to being told. If someone genuinely interests me in an academical point thought, I'll answer any questions whatsoever about any subject.
It really depends on the subject. I'm very generous with my knowledge when it comes to things that interest me.
On the other hand at work more often than not I'm explaining things that I had to figure out for myself. I used to be a shipping clerk before I got promoted, and training my dullard replacement on the software, shipping techniques, and customs regulations was painfully monotonous. I get extremely agitated whenever he consults me on things I've already explained.