I play dumb all the time everywhere. I play it so well people think I am dumb. Or am I playing at all?
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If I don't Wish to Get Involved Nor Answer Anything that I feel Might Incriminate me, @Walls_and_Doors, I Merely Say: I don't know anything about it.
People who do know me though and know how Wise I am, 'Know' that I may be "Playing" but do not dare to Challenge me when I Am... Saying.
Good luck. xx2
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it really depends on the situation: I only play dumb, if someone expects me to do hard work that I don't fancy doing, then I play dumb to seem underqualified... or so that they don't expect perfection out of me. So I can relax, and don't actually do my best, because I wasn't interested in that in the first place.
The second occasion where I play dumb is when I see someone cocky about a subject, either being right or wrong, but especially when they're ballantly wrong, but talk with all the confidence in the world, especially about something technical: Most people that actually know about that subject, would try to prove him wrong or get into a discussion to prove how cocky and stupid he is being, or just to point out his flaws, etc. I don't fancy discussions IRL, so I just play dumb and let him "teach me", I ask questions as if I know nothing about the subject and I keep analysing all his moves, words and way of speaking, only building my mental image of this person who is only digging his own grave... I then despise such people.. always act cordial, but despise them on the inside, and know they're worth nothing1
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