People who think they know it all do have at least one unique ability: They know how to learn just enough about a subject to sound conversant in it. They also have a particularly bad habit. They are addicted to exaggeration as an attention-getting device. Though you’d think they’d know that’s how it sounds, they certainly don’t think of themselves as liars. They believe what they say, even if they’re hearing it for the first time. The more defensive they get, the more they have to repeat themselves. Each time they hear the words that left their mouths come back in through both their ears, they think other people are agreeing with them. In this way, they are able to rapidly build up a consensus of opinion, even though it only exists in their own minds.
At first this misinformation can be fun to listen to and even funny. Done in times of crisis or change, it becomes annoying at best and dangerous at its worst. After a while, people quit listening. In desperation, the people who Think-They-Know-It-All may try even harder to get attention, and this leads to greater isolation and disapproval. Pretty soon, this kinda person gets nothing from everyone: no attention, no respect and no encouragement. In fact, people will actually begin to say, “Don’t encourage them!” The end result is that even their best efforts and good ideas tend to get dismissed or overlooked. Unfortunately, this causes them to need attention even more, so the “Think-They-Know-It-All” behavior increases.
-Dr. Rick Kirschner
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