Never argue with people who think they know everything

@whengcat (1458)
Philippines
September 12, 2011 8:12pm CST
Have you encountered people like this? If you do, I bet you know what will happen next when u try to argue with them. You'll never win, because they will never step down. They don't even take suggestions most of the time because they believe they are always right. So better observe, I think the best way to avoid heated argument is to give way and stop commenting
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22 responses
• Indonesia
13 Sep 11
hi, wheng, remind me about my office situation now.let's call him, Ali, he's very big mouth and think he's smarter than everyone in my office.he spent his 4 from 8 hours of work time to talk about his business that never been proved, gold, investment, million dollars and other.he speak louder than fact and everyone knows that.sometime most of us just laugh him out with something in our mind, no bodys like to argue with him because when they give one unfinish statement, Ali will answer with very loooooooooooonnnnnngggggg statements that sounds like over and bulls*hit.I sit next to him, but I never argue with him too.I don't like with that type of person, think he's most genious and know everything.I mostly keep my mouth in front of him because he can be so annoying and give additional statement when we told about something.I think his mouth is full of trash....
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@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
13 Sep 11
I think your officemate is very proud of himself. It's really not a good idea to mingle with that kind of person. Anyway, in situations like that, we should be the one with more patience and understanding and just don't get down to their level
• Indonesia
14 Sep 11
sorry wheng if I give over response here...I'm too excited to shout my "annoying" feeling to him because I can't say directly to him there's nothing left to say for that kind of people and I think my friend is more over than character we talking about.you help me to shout out while in real situation I just keep my mouth and calm my self down
@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
14 Sep 11
It's okey, just let it all out 'coz I know the feeling
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
13 Sep 11
My boss is kinda like that, so it makes our work very stressful. And, when he is proven wrong about things, he insists on what he said or justify it or would not accept his mistake and be sorry about it. It gives us such a headache. I try to avoid these kinds of people, of if unavoidable, wait for the chance to prove they don't know everything.
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@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
13 Sep 11
I had a boss like that too but now, it's a relative and it's much more difficult to handle
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
13 Sep 11
Oh sad to hear that. One can resign from a terrible boss, but, you really can't resign from a relative, huh?
@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
13 Sep 11
Yeah, that's the sad truth, so I really need patience, and I mean a very long and wider one....
@gk655321 (236)
13 Sep 11
I hate encounters like that. Especially, when they refuse to listen to logic or reasoning.
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@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
13 Sep 11
Yeah, and it's really a waste of time because definitely you'll never win
@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
13 Sep 11
Yeah, and it's really a waste of time because definitely you'll never win
• United States
13 Sep 11
Hi whengcat! Oh gosh do I ever know people like this and yes I do not ever argue with them and simply either say okay and or as you say. I know what the outcome is like and I don't need extra stress in my life and trying to discuss something with someone who clearly will only want things their way. So mainly I do try to avoid any arguments and or cut the conversations very short.
@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
13 Sep 11
Hello HWG Yeah, I agree with you. That's the very least thing we could to avoid any argument. I got into one before and worse, I'm he one being blamed as the "bad" person. So now, I also avoid making long conversation with that person.
• Singapore
13 Sep 11
I agree with you, too--hardworkinggurl. this is what I alway do "cut the conversation very short!", It waste our breath to talk with those kind of people.
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• United States
13 Sep 11
My sister is one of these disgusting people. I hate the ground she walks on. she feels she is right about everything. I don't even say hello to her when I see her..
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• India
15 Sep 11
For you it is your sister and for me it is my brother who always used to argue with me. I hate to chat with him and he never concludes to any solution. I will end up with head ache, when I speak with him.
@jennbart (1333)
• Philippines
13 Sep 11
Oh yes! My former boss is like that. Such a know it all. Even if you are right, everything will be pointless if the other person has a closed mind and wont accept any other opinion except his or hers alone. So, its worthless to argue. Dont waste your time.
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@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
13 Sep 11
Me too, I had a boss like that before that's why I was very happy and relieved when I resigned. But as for the moment, I'm dealing with another person, much worse is that she's a relative
@Triple0 (1907)
• Australia
13 Sep 11
I have a friend who is just like that. When I try to share my opinion or argue against her views, she'll keep going and going till I'm out of breathe and she wins the debate. Lol! She doesn't acknowledge that's she wrong until she sees with her very own eyes the truth. It's kind of irritating when she combats everything I say, knowing that I'm right but I just let her win. It's better to let them win and believe what they want to believe. Because if you don't, it can go on all day. =)
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@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
13 Sep 11
I agree with you, better shut our mouths and let them do the talking or else we're heading into something not good
@SIMPLYD (74827)
• Philippines
13 Sep 11
Yes, whengcat, i never argue with anyone's opinion. I just give my opinion and that's it, whether you like it or not, it's my opinion. I respect others' opinion.
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@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
13 Sep 11
That's great, respect their opinion eventhough they doesn't respect yours. Anyway, it's not you who's at fault and you know it in yourself
@eoz127 (50)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 11
I met many people with that attitude. Most of them are my friends too. But for me it's really hard to handle this kind of person. They don't listen even he or she knows that he is wrong. But they still don't accept it rather they reason out till he can convinced you. I love my friends but if that time happens I let him talk and talk. Because I know what is right.
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@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
13 Sep 11
It is much more difficult to handle if that person is a relative and that's my case. So I really need a lot of patience and be the one to understand, eventhough sometimes it hurts.
@Judy890 (1633)
• United States
13 Sep 11
Yes this is true. I know someone who is like this. The best thing to do is just keep nodding your head because if you disagree you have to hear more talking.
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@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
13 Sep 11
Reminds me of what happened to me just the other day. Good thing, I stopped and never argue anymore so she calmed down and stopped too
@m4ndr4ke (219)
• Philippines
13 Sep 11
I have encountered that kind people and you are right, It is better to give way than to start an argument. Those people are closed-minded and they think they are always right.
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@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
13 Sep 11
Yeah, that's it, that's the right word to describe them; close-minded people
@jugsjugs (13046)
12 Nov 11
I know what you are saying, lol, as i know a person like that and no matter what they always have to be right.I think that when there is a person like that it is not even worth trying to even bother what ever it was they were talking about.Also i hate people that have been there done that and bought the t shirt.
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@jasonnaez (134)
• Philippines
31 Oct 11
Whooww yes I did. Actually I have encountered one in MyLot. The person speaks as if he knows everything and he made me feel ignorant on the subject matter. My antidote to a person with a high-ego-trip is simply IGNORE! There is no point in pursuing a conversation with somebody who does not respect other peole's opinion. A healthy conversation is a two way process with mutual respect and appreciation for each other's views even if there are differences. IGNORE delivers the message and is more effective than senseless counter argument.
• Philippines
1 Oct 11
Yes I know a lot of people who are like this, and they are really annoying! One time, I was having a good conversation with my friends, and then this guy arrived with our mutual friend. He's really annoying, and he thinks he knows everything. I just could not help it, I told him directly "You may think that you know everything, but you're dumb"... everyone was like shocked, and there was a moment of silence. He stood up, and walked out without saying anything. I think I got him offended, but I just could not help it. He's acting like he knows everything and it's not good at all. My friends were like laughing so hard that it was like one of the funniest moments we ever had.
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• Philippines
14 Sep 11
I have a friend like that that's why I can relate to what you are saying. Sometimes we end up both hurt after an argument and I then realize to start respecting her own point of view and stick to mine so as not to ruin the friendship. I guess she also learned her lesson and we now know more how to handle each other politely.
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@vikku2001 (258)
• India
13 Sep 11
Hi whengcat I don't know that why these people think that they know everything.No one can be master of everything instead if they know about anything but they should listen others also. I also have meet many of like these but I don't lose easily even i don't shout but i just try to make them listen that may be i have also some point.Actually we must make them realize that it is very bad to not to listen others.Unfortunately we have to be like them for this to happen.
@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
13 Sep 11
Ha, welcome to the world of egocentric-opinionated- all- knowing- brute. There are so many of them. Sadly, I'm hook with one of them. Yes, these people know right at all except their own opinions. Nothing else matters but what they think and what they believe. There's no way you can convince them that there is another side of the coin and that not all things are always black and white. Sigh... Better to keep your mouth shut. This is one argument or discussion you can't and will never win... However, shutting up doesn't mean he/she won, nor it doesn mean you are convinced or believed the other party's words, no.You are just trying to avoid further conflict.
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@polaris77 (2020)
• Bacau, Romania
13 Sep 11
Unfortunately there are quite many people with this attitude,and I think that in such situations the most intelligent person is right,so even if it's obvious that I'm right and the person I'm discussing with is wrong,I prefer not to keep on arguing with that person because it's completely useless,there are people who are simply so closed-minded that they can't accept the fact that they aren't always right.The best thing we can do with such people is to avoid them as much as we can and search for the company of people who are much more open-minded.
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@cream97 (29175)
• United States
13 Sep 11
Hi, whengcat. I could not agree any more! Nor any less! I have been in many situations like this. Especially with my grandmother. She is the type of person that will voice and state her opinion, but whatever I may say or think does not matter at all. She is always right. So, I know not to ever argue back with her. I make sure that I keep my mouth shut when I am around her. I don't like it when people are like this, because they think that their words are ALWAYS correct. Everyone has a right to state how they feel, no one should ever think that their opinion is all that matters.
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• India
13 Sep 11
yes we should stop commenting.. but to a certain extent if someone tries to supress(insulting) me by giving his comments , ideas then we should not stop and we should teach him a lesson not to do so.. so that he does not even tries this next time .. thats what i think...
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