The Problem Of Being A Mr. Know-It-All


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Yesterday, I experienced two incidents where I came across individuals who, in my mind, were “Mr. Know-It-Alls” and it drove me batshit crazy. How dare they flout their superior attitudes and talk to me like I was a 5 year old doofus? And then it struck me…we tend to viscerally hate those qualities in others that we also find in ourselves. Could I also be a Mr. Know-It-All? Well…um…er. Damn.

So speaking as a currently recovering Mr. Know-It-All, I’m trying to better practice the child mind where I acknowledge I don’t really know much of anything. Besides…what’s being a Mr. Know-It-All getting me besides the impression I’m an insufferable ass? I’m not learning as much as I can, that’s for sure.

How about today, we all try to be a little more humble in what we think we know. We might actually learn something new.

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Chris Bailey
Marketing and Customer Experience Designer at Bailey WorkPlay. Chris's extensive experience in marketing, consumer behavior, social science, communications, and social media helps nearly any type of business connect with its customers.


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