Why do some people think they are always right?

I am always right! - You must listen to me. I am always right!
@argie713 (1809)
Philippines
June 30, 2007 12:06pm CST
I really hate people who thinks that what they say is always right. From my parents to my bossy classmate. They are just everywhere. Maybe these people are too smart to admit that they made a mistake. It is unnatural for them to do so. That's why they always think that whatever they say or do, they are right. I have a classmate which is my group mate in our thesis. He rejects everything I suggest saying that my proposals are not in line with our course. I feel annoyed because what I suggested were really good. What am I suppose to do with this kind of people?
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
30 Jun 07
Those types of people can be very frustrating! It's very hard to work with people who think the only good ideas are their own, and often it keeps you from making any progress. I wish I had some suggestions for you, but I guess really all you can do is try your best!
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
30 Jun 07
Thank you my friend. I feel really frustrated and U agree with you. We are not making any progress. I hope this would be resolved soon.
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
30 Jun 07
One thing I've found that sometimes works with people like that is to present your ideas in such a way that they almost start to think it was their idea in the first place. It's kind of demeaning feeling to do so, but can help things along. Or offer a plan with an obvious flaw, such as saying "I think this could work but I don't know how to..." and let that person come up with the solution so that they feel involved and as if they "saved you".
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
30 Jun 07
Thank you my friend. I'll try it out on Monday. Last time we met, I told the group that I won't be suggesting anymore topics. It's up to them to decide. I'll just do my part once the real work starts.
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@dianagnes (1088)
• Singapore
30 Jun 07
I understand you..yap,people think that they are always right..i hate this too!This kind of people are EGO of themselves that they don't want to listen to others views and opinion.They dont care about what others says but what their says are right and we must have to follow them.This kind of people must learn how to appreciate others and share thoughts together.
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
1 Jul 07
They need to also learn from other people because no one knows everything.
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
30 Jun 07
I think that kind of person is a arrogance for having big confidence in his self. And for me I'm not looking forward to that ind of person. I will feel iritated to him.
@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
30 Jun 07
I feel annoyed too. I hope I don't have to deal with this kind of person in the future.
• Canada
30 Jun 07
A few days ago Dr. Phil devoted an entire show to people with ego problems. The first guests were an engaged couple, both of whom had to be right and had to be the best all the time. Later on it all boiled down to the fact that underneath both were extremely insecure, and needed to bring themselves up and/or put the other down, in order to feel good. It was a real shame!
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
30 Jun 07
Nice response. It maybe because of insecurities. I have to agree with this. People do that to cover up what they don't have.
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• Canada
30 Jun 07
Well in the case of people telling you your wrong when you know your right, prove it to them! show them the evidence and don't act smug. Honestly people have called me a know-it-all but the truth is that I believe I am right and alot of time will look it up for myself later but of course people could save us both arguement time by pointing out the truth...
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
30 Jun 07
They are people that even if you can prove them wrong still thinks that they are right. I don't know. I guess the think that they are the smartest human alive.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
1 Jul 07
Those kind of people are really annoying and very difficult to deal with - it doesn't matter what you say they are going to know more than we do :( I can't imagine how difficult it must be having to work on a thesis with someone like that. I was married to a man like that for 8 years and do not miss it one bit.
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
30 Jun 07
I was going to say what dannishcanadian said, it comes from their on insecurity. I had a boss once who was like that and there was no way around it. It didn't matter if you tried a logical non threatening approach or anything else, he was always right, at least to himself. I worked as a scientist and you could show him absolute scientific proof that he wasn't right and it made no difference. I think that is one reason he was promoted because he was too closed minded to do good science.
• United States
30 Jun 07
well i thought i was wrong once however i was mistaken LOL!
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@dfollin (12747)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Lol,that's an old one.Lol
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
30 Jun 07
Very odd. You thought you were wrong but you were mistaken? That means you're right.
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• United States
30 Jun 07
i was attempting to be funny !
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@dfollin (12747)
• United States
30 Jun 07
I think that are not confident in themselves.Therfore they think that they have to show off and be good at something like always being right.So,they think people think they are smart and that impresses people.
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
30 Jun 07
They don't impress me at all.
@dfollin (12747)
• United States
30 Jun 07
No they don't impress anyone,but they try and think they did.
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
30 Jun 07
They always do. I hope there is something we could do to help them. :-)
• United States
3 Jul 07
I think people who think they are always right are just insecure and they only feel better about themselfs by trying to act smarter then everyone else.
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
5 Jan 08
That's right. These people sucks.
1 Jul 07
I think those people are actually very frustrated and think that if they won't admit they are wrong people will find them smart. Or they will become smart over night :/
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
That's true.
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
1 Jul 07
I have a friend that is 'always' right and it drives me crazy. She can never admit to being wrong and I swear she makes up stuff just to be right,even when she has already been proven wrong. My dad is another one that is like that. He can be so cocky about things it makes me sick. It is part of the reason we don't talk anymore.
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
Good for him :)
• India
1 Jul 07
Because it is the nature of all human beings that they think they are right until prooven wrong
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
27 Jan 08
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• Philippines
1 Jul 07
you said it yourself..it is unnatural for themselves to admit their flaws, maybe their thinking was programmed that they should always be right because it should be...like for example for the parents, they'd say that they are right for reasons like because they have experience such before and that they were older and that you should listen to them and do what they say..i agree in the context of listening to them but the latter like doing what i was told would be an annoyance..when you stand for a right thing, it shouldn't be contested on how old or young you are...now, i believed that these righteous people continue on feeling righteous because there was no one, a single soul to defy them and tell them right on their face that they are wrong...now, maybe you should try that on your classmate and go stand for your opinion...prove it! and ....make the people around you agree with you that what you've been suggesting is truly good!
@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
27 Jan 08
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
1 Jul 07
Hello,argie,there are always some people who think they are right all the time,when i am dealing with those people,i will just let them go,i will not try to argue with them or prove them i am right because you know there will be never ending discussion with them until they win in the discussion,just take yourself one step back and never argue with them is the only way dealing with them.
@xuliwei (260)
• China
1 Jul 07
Yes,I agree with you!They never admit they are wrong even the fact is very obvious.They will try to find all kinds of excuses.
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@derek_a (10902)
1 Jul 07
I know lots of people like this. I just tend to let them "be right" if that's what they want. I have been known to say, "OK, you're right! Now what difference does it make? You are right and I am wrong! I've got it!" That tends to shut them up.. If people think they are right and I know for a fact they are wrong, and they won't listen - well it's their loss. Try it out - it works :-)
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
7 Jul 07
Thanks for the response.
@reball (9)
• Brazil
30 Jun 07
My dad is like this! Don't even have to say that I have some problems here.. hehehehe It's amazing. He's the kind of person that you can rub the right thing right in his nose and still he doesn't admit that his wrong! "oh look, the sun is yellow!" "No!! It's Blue!!" ¬¬ sincerely i don't what to do with this kind of person either hehehehe When i'm stressed out i argue with them, but i think it's better to keep my mouth shout, somethings jus't doesn't worth the effort.
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
1 Jul 07
True. I'm tired of arguing. It drains out my energy.
@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
30 Jun 07
Some people can be so annoying as to think that they are always right, and worst, that they can never go wrong. Their favorite saying is: 'there are only sides of an argument: the wrong one and mine' Next time your friend rejects your suggestion, tell him pointblank that he is not always right and that you go ahead and implement your suggestion if you are in a position to do so. These people act outwardly as if they are superior, but in reality, they are really insecure and the superiority is just a 'front' to cover up for the inadequacy. Those who are stubborn as a bull actually need help as they are really weak and had to put up crutches to keep up the line...
@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
1 Jul 07
I think you're right. I'll try it out on Monday.
• Pakistan
30 Jun 07
Yeah there are some people but what you said about parents is wrong becasue they on think in our favour weather at that moment we like it or not but in the long run we will admit that they are right but yeah some people pretend to be always ring and i dont like them too :)
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
1 Jul 07
Yeah. These people are really annoying.
• Italy
30 Jun 07
I hate people who thinks they are always right. There's a lot of my friend who think they're in right, but often they're in wrong!!!!!!!!!!
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
1 Jul 07
I agree. I hope that someone could change their attitude.