Today I went to a group meeting. I did nothing wrong, if anything I had done my part and they were all saying I had put in a lot of work. But when I actually met them, they seemed distant and sort of like, rude.
Neither of them did their parts, which I didn’t call them out on.
Yesterday in class I didn’t say much to them because I was focused on my studies, and they just sat there quietly losing out on the participation marks.
Why does everyone think smart people are bad people? I’m not sure if it’s jealousy or they actually really believe that I’m a bad person.
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I find it's usually one of two things, either insecurity or over sensitivity.
When people are insecure, they sometimes become either jealous of your wit, or they become intimidated because they lack confidence in their own wit.
Being intelligent often means being direct and blunt, knowing what it is that you are saying with a deliberate certainty. Overly sensitive types sometimes don't see the forest for the trees because they obsess over some detail of what you've said instead of trying to understand the entirety of why you've said it.
This can also cause them to feel insecure if they have zeroed in on something you've said that they didn't understand, causing them to feel less competent. Because you are the one who said it, and therefore indirectly caused their negative feelings, they might hold it against you.0