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How to Deal with an Intellectual Bully

How to Deal with an Intellectual Bully

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Intellectual bully

People rarely mention this subject but it’s quite insidious. This type of person exercises a sort of moral authority over those they consider intellectually inferior. This style of arrogance often hides a clear superiority complex that leads, sooner or later, to clearly aggressive behavior.

This kind of psychological abuse borders on a somewhat more singular and even disconcerting abyss .

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What are intellectual bullies like?

Intellectual bullies are children or adults with a higher than average IQ.

  • On average, they behave disrespectfully and meanly to those around them.
  • They have a great “verbal artillery”. That is, they’re good at verbal harassment and abuse and don’t even need to resort to insults to hurt someone .
  • They need to be the center of attention.
  • They’re sensitive, highly reactive, easily offended.
  • Finally, they have a poorly developed empathy.

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How to deal with them

This type of person displays a marked superiority syndrome with narcissistic traits. Ignore them. After all, they need to be the center of attention and demonstrate what they know. Not listening to them is a basic strategy that’s quite effective.

Be aware that they expect you to lose your temper. Thus, if you must respond, do so calmly. Be clear that you won’t tolerate any disrespectful demeaning behavior.

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