I might be one of the odd people who don't enjoy being called "smart" all the time.
I'm not trying to be rude to the poeple that call me that and all and am thankful.
I don't like being called smart even though I passed 1 grade level in which was 7th grade, because I was too smart for taking state tests and all that blah stuff which surprisingly was easy for me and am going to graduate from high school this year.
FYI: I wasn't born in the U.S. so please execuse my English.
Anyways, here are my reasons why I don't like being called "smart":
I feel like all those people want me to give the the right answer on stuff and which I mostly get wrong becasue I need time to think it through which takes me roughly about 1 to 2 min, but I mostly feel like I'm being forced to answer whatever questions they have really fast and I hate how they trust me on everything. Yes I might be intellegent, but please don't trust everything taht I say because even smart people get things wrong and I am human. I'm no perfect!
I feel like people use me for their own good and especially the once that try to trick me but no I'm already 6 steps a head of you and I know what you'll do to use me.
I fell like I get to be the center of attention when someone notices me and my how my barin works on stuff and it makes me angry but I stay quiet.
It makes me angry because I get asked way too many questions from students about homework and etc. Just leave me alone. :/
That is all.
So do you guys like being called smart? Why or why not?