How Not to Look Stupid


From the UK Daily Mail:

WHAT ARE THE THREE TYPES OF STUPIDITY?

  • Confident ignorance – This is when what someone things is their ability to do something outweighs their actual ability to do it. This, the research found, was associated with the highest levels of stupidity. 
  • Absentmindedness – This can also mean ‘lack of practicality’, perhaps because they weren’t paying attention or weren’t aware of something.
  • Lack of control – This is when someone just can’t help themselves. They feel, on some level, that they have to do something, or they have lost the ability to do otherwise. For instance, this can describe someone who cancels plans to go out with friends to keep playing video games at home.

 

The first, and by far the worst type of stupidity, according to the study is something known as ‘confident arrogance.’ This is when what someone things is their ability to do something outweighs their actual ability to do it (stock image used)

Posing for pictures like this would need to be #4. 

We all know somebody who exhibits one or more of these traits.  Confident ignorance and lack of control seem to be common among internet trolls, especially serial trolls.

 

 

 


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4 Responses to How Not to Look Stupid

  1. Paul Krendler says:

    I know someone who hits the trifecta online EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. monitor2112 says:

    Heya/ How do you thing someone?

    Liked by 1 person

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