Dr. Lecrone
newspaper articles
recommended books
writing & speaking
all about me
email me
Bringing you the psychological resourceshealthy living

Go Back   Hap Lecrone Articles On Psychological Resources | I am an experienced Clinical Practitioner, Administrator, Professional Writer, and Lecturer. I consult to attorneys, business, industry, educational and healthcare facilities and have the ability to work independently or with a team when consulting. > Article Listing > Changing Behavior

Tools Search This Article
Old 07-23-2012, 03:04 PM
Written By: Dr LeCrone
Default It Can Be Very Difficult To Deal With Someone Who Thinks They Know Everything

Recognize anyone you know?

At a party, she barges her way into the conversation with an opinion. Not just any opinion, though. Her opinion.

She often tries to monopolize the conversation by picking up on the topic and going on and on about how much she knows about the subject.

When with friends and acquaintances, he brings up a topic and then delivers an oration on his knowledge and opinions. He has a haughty and overbearing attitude toward those around him.

He speaks rapidly and by doing so, does not allow anyone to object to his thoughts or add their own comments.

You may be trapped with her each day while carpooling. As soon as you mention a store, restaurant, movie or book you enjoyed, she begins to insist that the thing or place you mentioned is bad, even though she has little first-hand knowledge of it.

And if you mention that you believe something is bad, she begins to effusively tell you how much she disagrees with you.

The know-it-alls have an opinion about everything even if they know nothing about the subject. You know the type: Something is self-evidently true purely because they happen to think it.

Know-it-alls don’t want to receive input from others, they want to be the ones transmitting their pearls of ‘wisdom.’

Know-it-alls can be as exhausting as they are annoying. They often have narcissistic character traits and may possess deficient egos. They attempt to use authoritative statements to bolster their own poor self-concepts.

Often, without their awareness or intent, the know-it-alls are being bullies.

Dealing with and tolerating the know-it-alls can be very valuable, especially in situations arising in the workplace and family.

Next week I will suggest how to deal with these difficult people.

Harold H. LeCrone, Jr., Ph.D. Copyright ©2012

Tools Search This Article
Search This Article:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Article Author Category Replies Recent Article
Yes, It Is Possible To Deal with Difficult People Dr LeCrone Healthy Behavior 0 09-14-2011 10:52 AM
Passive Aggressive People Can Be Difficult To Deal With Dr LeCrone Changing Behavior 0 09-03-2009 10:14 AM
Childhood Stress During Difficult Economic Times Dr LeCrone Parenting 0 03-18-2009 06:09 PM
Quiet types also can be difficult Dr LeCrone Changing Behavior 0 06-02-2006 09:22 PM
Helping others deal with grief difficult Dr LeCrone Changing Behavior 0 06-02-2006 08:56 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.