ANSWERS: 33
  • Prove them wrong
  • Very carefully or not at all...
  • Smile with great condescention.
  • I find myself staying away from those types of people , control is all they really want and thats not a healthy way to get it
  • tell them if they think they are right they are wrong thats something that they are not right about
  • Continue to let them think they are always right. As long as you know the truth ... who cares :-)
  • Don't argue with them....you won't win with people like that.
  • I let them think what they want and if the problem becomes bad enough I just start to avoid people like that arguing with them or pointing out they are wrong only makes them more determined to believe they are right I have that problem with my faith Many people believe I am not a christian simply because some of the things I believe don't sit well with what they think the bible says. I used to argue with them to the death but I found that the only thing that accomplished was making me angry and more determined to prove I was right and they were wrong Now I just let them believe what they want I know in my heart I am a follower of the Same Jesus that everyone else who makes a claim to be Christian follows and if others want to believe otherwise that's fine with me I don't let it affect me
  • easy.. I am a stepmom
  • There are so many different ways to deal with someone who always thinks they are right. The 1st question should really be: How does this make you feel and why? Instead of getting frustrated with not understanding, relax and pretend you are a great psychologist and practice analyzing both sides of the issue. Sometimes writing things down can help too. Is this person important to you or your life somehow - even if you resent it? Are the subjects discussed really important? Do you think that you can CHANGE this person, or do you think it is a deep set mentality? etc. If this person's style is upsetting to you on a regular basis, it would best suit you to use avoidance or be slippery. It isn't worth throwing your peace away. If this person is downright offensive and obscene . . . you do have a problem and it's not your fault, even if you don't know what to do. I would definitely find thorough information to help you decide. Some positive options: 1. have simple responses ready to mesmerize and flatter (Wow! you think so? Hey, maybe you're right? The way you think is fascinating! Woah, Nelly, you have a powerful mind! ) 2. change the subject, especially to feelings. People who put their pride and security into ideas and opinions are often weaker in this area. (Are you feeling okay today?... You seem so intense. Why do you feel so strongly about it? Are you angry about something?) Changing the subject to something funnier is often good too when others are involved. 3. Smile and listen. Knowing that many people are crazy can make you feel gratitude for your own sensibilities. And if you lend someone your ear, you may actually weaken the push behind 'their' comments. You kill them with kindness. 4. Remind yourself that no one is better than anyone else. Even if they were, there is no human brilliant enough to decide who is. Staying cool is what impresses others most. 5. Remind yourself that other's insecurities are mostly their problem. . . and THAT will remind you to work on your own problems instead. Perhaps you can practice patience with a difficult person? 6. Take a break. Anybody can get on your nerves if you get too much of them. Even if it's someone you love, you need variety and away-time to fortify your positive focus. 7. Don't correct them openly or try to prove them wrong unless you want to be more entangled with them. They won't see you as better than they are, because they are so busy trying to prove their own worth. Sometimes negative responses are needed: 1. Be unresponsive. Expressing boredem or complete indifference is not satisfying. Is this person into hot topics or are 'they' just trying to push your button? You might even be direct and explain that you just aren't that interested. 2. Toy with 'them.' Add new information, or question minor details to the issue to drive them nuts. This gives a double message. 1. You aren't really interested in the topic the way it is presented. 2. You're more interested in possibly bumping them off their pedestal. 3. Play dumb. This is a classic. It's even better if you're blond. but don't over do it unless you want to appear to be mocking. Having troubles following a topic is very similar to not being interested. Repeat back to them what they said, but incorrectly. Most people don't like to teach others or clarify things, so they will grow weary quickly. 4. Change the subject quickly with a short acknowledgment (Cool!) and begin a story about something you find interesting, especially if it isn't to your new "play thing." 5. Always be undecided. This is the opposite of how 'they' think, so it will not be satisfying. People who must have a position or view on things get frustrated with indecision. It's very similar to indifference, but it's more subtle because you seem involved. 6. If they simply think they are a walking encyclopedia, how about asking where they got their information. Maybe they are right? Maybe they will feel doubted and begin to avoid you? 7. Sarcasm can work too, but often opinionated people, and overly informative people are naturally sarcastic as well. You might inadvertantly excite them or something scary like that. Only attempt it if you like to push buttons more than they do. I don't know if this can help, since I don't generally get put off by know-it-alls. Mostly, I find the attitude odd and interesting. They don't seem to see how they are percieved by others. I suppose some people might see me as a know-it-all, but I don't put a lot of pride behind what I know. There is always someone smarter. I really enjoy analyzing. For me, it's like solving a mystery or breaking a code. Making mistakes and learning new information doesn't end when we finish school. And people who put pride in their views or knowledge are basically just insecure. Trust me on this one, jealousy and pettiness are far more dangerous to you. Most other things can be made into fun, if you choose.
  • just let them think theyre right. who cares if THEY think theyre right as long as YOU know theyre wrong. And then you can laugh at their ignorance.
  • I think you have to try hard and not try and correct them, it is difficult.
  • my sister is one of those people and when she gets started, i'll just ask her to prove herself instead of going back and forth arguing with her! its annoying!but its so funny to see her look for the facts when she KNOWS she's wrong! LOL
  • two options. either dont deal with them. or just let them try and try to prove themself right then laugh as they crash and burn.
  • Stop disagreeing with me and the problem will be solved. ROFL
  • Wait till they make a mistake and prove it to them
  • You beat them into submission.
  • If they are unwilling to admit they are wrong, then don't waste your breath, unless there are other people present. Then you can prove them wrong for the sake of the other people having the truth.
  • Pride is the most deadliest of the 7 deadly sins. Remind them of that and if they still dont get it then be compassionate and understanding and explain it to them.
  • Prove them wrong in the most conspicuous and undeniable manner possible.
  • Tell them they're not alright but half left. :P
  • Smile and keep arguing! +5
  • Talk about something you're an expert in as if you don't know what you're talking about.
  • Sometimes they may be right and sometimes not. Listen and believe what you want and move on from there.
  • Hmm...doesn't everyone think they are right? :)
  • dont put them on any committees. dont ask them for advice.
  • well we all like to think we are right ,some more than others ,and you will always find it hard to change it ,i ask my partner are you ever wrong and she thinks for a few seconds and then a big NO.
  • Listen and learn whether it is true.
  • some people who are usualy right will appreciate teh rare occasion that they can be proven wrong.... you prove me wrong and next time the subject comes up I will be on the right side of the conversation all thanks to you. a coworker/friend told her father the second most annoying thing about me was that I think I am always right. the most annoying thing is that I usualy am. do you care more about discovering the truth of proving that they are not always right? because if it is the latter you are as immature as you believe they are. just because some people who think they are always right are usualy wrong, does not mean all of us are.
  • I send my husband on an errand
  • It would be too simple of an answer to say just avoid them right?
  • Back your statements up with factual evidence which supports your claim.
  • Ignore them.

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