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people will think you're dumber if you're nice to them, both online and offline

this is something i've realized as i've made a consistent ef...
Heady violet mexican
  07/22/21
Cr observation It’s a shame
Supple Sneaky Criminal Hospital
  07/22/21
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bearded maize theatre dragon
  07/22/21
It's true, but that's always been the cost. You can be almo...
know-it-all locale
  07/22/21
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Supple Sneaky Criminal Hospital
  07/22/21
i don't think we're talking about exactly the same thing. th...
Heady violet mexican
  07/22/21


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Date: July 22nd, 2021 1:00 AM
Author: Heady violet mexican

this is something i've realized as i've made a consistent effort over the past few years to be kinder to people and with my words. it also rings true (unfortunately) when i think about the past and how i've considered people who are pleasant vs. people who are always bitter and snarky. i used to let cruel, cutting words fly without giving a second thought to how they could possibly make other people feel. it's much easier to do that online than offline, i should note.

i'm not implying that i'm always nice or that i'm smart, by the way. i'm speaking in relative terms.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4883094&forum_id=2#42821388)



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Date: July 22nd, 2021 1:11 AM
Author: Supple Sneaky Criminal Hospital

Cr observation

It’s a shame

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Date: July 22nd, 2021 1:21 AM
Author: bearded maize theatre dragon



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Date: July 22nd, 2021 1:23 AM
Author: know-it-all locale

It's true, but that's always been the cost. You can be almost universally well-liked and considered average or dumb, or you can be considered smart but mostly disliked or even outright hated.

I think the ego tends to make you want to pick the latter, but if you look at people who actually go far and succeed it's the former. There are plenty of smart people who are smart enough to hide their intelligence strategically, and they go far with it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4883094&forum_id=2#42821453)



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Date: July 22nd, 2021 1:23 AM
Author: Supple Sneaky Criminal Hospital



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Date: July 22nd, 2021 1:26 AM
Author: Heady violet mexican

i don't think we're talking about exactly the same thing. this is about perceptions of intelligence based on how nice or mean someone is.

being kind doesn't necessarily correlate with being well-liked, in my experience. in fact, i've found that i used to make the most friends when i was a much meaner person. people often hate you more if you're kind. people tend to like you when you're easily dragged into trash-talking, gossip, and judging others because that's how most people bond.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4883094&forum_id=2#42821463)