Got a know-it-all in your life who knows everything except, perhaps, how to act like a real human being? Read on for tips on how to deal.
According to the author of this article, Susan Davis, the Know It All (KIAs) are part of the most difficult people in the world to deal with, along with :
*The stealth destroyers
*The “yes” people
There are KIAs everywhere but it is particularly annoying when this type of person is your boss, employee or co-worker.
So what can you do when you are engaged in a dead-end conversation with a KIA or worse with a clique of KIAs?
No matter what you say, those people will never be interested in your ideas if they don’t think like you. They usually use criticism, condescending or sarcastic tone and even try to intimidate you.
KIA people lack basic emotional intelligence and are self-defensive trying to exclude anybody who are not admiring their intelligence or agree with their truth or faith.
As much as possible stay calm and relaxed not trying to argue at all. You will always lose if you try to battle with their ego. In addition, it is not good for your heart and well-being as you may feel frustrated and angry.
In case having a conversation is unavoidable, then ask the KIA person questions about their field of expertise they will be more than happy to teach you something.
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