Dealing With Obnoxious, Toxic, And Narcissistic People

Discussion in 'Philosophy & Psychology' started by Silvia Benoit, Dec 19, 2020.

  1. Cody Fousnaugh

    Cody Fousnaugh Veteran Member
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    Well, Silvia, you definitely wouldn't get along with me! I have a very humorous side that includes sarcasm and sometimes arrogant. My wife loved my personality from the very time we met. She has told people, "not a boring time in our home".

    Now, my wife's sister (my SIL) can be/is a very, very serious person. All of her friends are the same way. She doesn't catch on to a joke very easily and will, at times, say to me over the phone "that wasn't a nice thing to say about someone" and I will then say "I was just joking" or "it's just the truth".

    I see the bad and good in many people, including myself. To me, you sound a lot like my SIL.........a very, very serious lady. And, that is ok, but that also means that, like my SIL, you can be offended to easily.
     
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  2. Silvia Benoit

    Silvia Benoit Well-Known Member
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    "The one in my building yelled to an old lady with a cane "Hurry up or take the other car."
     
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  3. Cody Fousnaugh

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    You live in the State of New York, right? Not very many kind people there, hugh?

    And, for those members here that you may feel contradict your feelings, just put their forum name in the "Ignore" area. If you want to see their reply, you can, or not.
     
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    How to deal with these sorts? One word (a contraction),,,,, DON'T!
     
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  5. Cody Fousnaugh

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    So, you are never humorous, sarcastic or arrogant at any time? And, here I thought you were a "fun" type person. LOL
     
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  6. Bobby Cole

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    You keep using that word “arrogant” for some reason and have even applied it to yourself on several occasions.
    Just wondering, by definition it means to have a very exaggerated feeling of self importance so knowing that, do you really feel arrogant? I mean, it isn’t very complimentary now is it?
     
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  7. Susan Paynter

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    Not sure how relevant the following is to this thread but I will post it here.

    Teacher addresses a student and asks: “How many kidneys do we have?"

    “Four!", The student responds.

    “Four? Haha,” The teacher was one of those who took pleasure in picking on his students' mistakes and demoralizing them.

    “Bring a bundle of grass, because we have an ass in the room," the teacher orders a front bencher.

    “And for me a coffee!”, the
    student added.

    The teacher was furious and expelled the student from the room.
    On his way out of the classroom, the student still had the audacity to correct the furious teacher:

    "You asked me how many kidneys ‘we have’. We have four: two of mine and two of yours. ‘We have’ is an expression used for the plural. Enjoy the grass.”

    Life demands much more understanding than knowledge. Sometimes people, because they have a little more knowledge or ‘believe’ that they have it, feel they have the right to underestimate others.
     
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  8. Patsy Faye

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    You've summed up the 'lift guy' perfectly
     
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  9. Bill Boggs

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    Whatever do you do when you post to the wrong conversation?
    It's like 'woe is me,' I'll never live that down. Then you think, Óh, well, I'm just human.
    Sorry Nancy, my sarcastic comment was meant to go elsewhere.
     
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  10. Martin Alonzo

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    As I have got older I understand people better all these people that bother you I wonder if it is you wanting to be offended. I find now if someone says something to be offensive my mind quickly thinks that is their opinion and has nothing to do with me. It seem people are looking for things that offend them and up set them that they have an opinion different than mine or they are not woke like I am. This is where all that leftest noncence started like we need 2,000 different sexes. My father would say live and let live.
     
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  11. Silvia Benoit

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    You would be surprised how many NYorkers are nice; the gentleman I referred to is Irish...all the way.

    BTW, I ignore those who are not nice........regardless of where they are. :)
     
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    I never put anyone on ignore but there are certain people here who, if I see that they are the ones who posted last, I don't even bother to read it.
     
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    I do exactly the same.
     
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  14. Silvia Benoit

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    I am a very funny and happy person...What I am not is one who "is convinced" of knowing how the others are. Adiós, caballero. :)
     
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  15. Susan Paynter

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    Oh Silvia, all the way....
     
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