a condescending person is not good to be treated badly by a friend, family member, or partner. Your superiority attitude can make it difficult to feel happy. But that’s where we come into play.
We will help you understand the reasons they act this way and what you can do about it.
Let’s get right in:
Beware of condescending people
These harmful behaviors as well as traits of patronizing behavior can help you identify if someone is condescending.
1 Thinking too highly about their intelligence level
These people believe they are the greatest person alive and you should listen to what they have to say.They boast about how intelligent and smart they are. They are open to letting everyone in the room, and the entire world, know all about it.
They think too little about others because they behave this way.
According Psych Central, they make people feel inferior by giving them condescending smiles.
They feel that everyone should be able to hear what they have to say.
2 Assuming they are proficient in
- It’s okay to share and be confident in your knowledge. There is a fine line between being arrogant or being modest.
- A person who knows everything is not a good fit for the job.
- Condescending people tend to explain things even simple things that most people know. They may also make excessive noise to cover their ignorance.
- You can feel frustrated when someone assumes you don’t have the same knowledge as them.
3) Unsolicited advice
They are known for giving their opinions on all matters. They believe that no one is better qualified to discuss any topic than they are.
The problem is that this person wants to you listen and accept their advice – even though you think it is silly and nonsense.
These people believe their opinion is so important that the rest of the world can’t afford to ignore it.
They may even believe they are doing you a favor.
4) A brave front
- This person is proud of his superiority and often acts arrogant, but he is also filled with insecurity.
- He hides his incompetence by presenting a facade of smartness and self-confidence.
- The person is also proud of himself and believes he belongs to a certain class. The truth is that there isn’t.
- People are pushed away by this kind of behavior.
5) Show off their accomplishments
- They love to show off their accomplishments and boast about them.
- These people believe they are superior to everyone. They feel the need to protect their perceived greatness.
- Condescending and toxic people are often insecure. They do this to boost their image and show off how great they are.
- This could be because they want to make up for any shortcomings you may have.
- 6) Belittling pet names such as “sweetie”, or “chief”
- The person continues to use pet names as a way of addressing you. You could say, “Dear, I’ll buy you’re a drink strong>
- You’d think, “I think that person is a jerk.”
- Some people find it cute when an elderly lady calls them “hun”. However, not everyone likes this.
- People don’t feel good when they use chummy, familiar nicknames. They can even be considered condescending by people who find it patronizing.
- Avoid using pet names for people, even if they sound delicious or similar to something your dog might be called.
- Pet names are not necessary as they can make people feel inferior. This creates the problem of possession and gives the illusion that there is an ulterior motive.
- As an example, a boss might call his subordinates “chief” or “honey” to get in touch with them. Some people call service personnel “boss” or “big man strong” when they interact with them.
- According to Men’s Health’s poll, 43% of respondents believed that calling someone “boss” is an insult.
7) Helping you and others
- This person is likely to be harsh towards you and others. It is impossible to hear them praise people.
- They are negative about others, even those around them.
- They dwell on the mistakes and weaknesses of others and are often critical. They can’t accept criticisms from others.
- Belittling others may be their way to boost their self-esteem.
- Be aware that there is a chance that someone else may be doing the same thing as you.
8 Making themselves the center
- If you talk, this person will either act bored or change the subject.
- They won’t listen to you, even if they don’t understand what you’re trying to say.
- They turn the conversation back towards themselves because they are getting all the attention they want.
- They are showing you that their ideas and opinions are more valuable than yours.
- They don’t let anyone speak because they believe their voice is more important than anyone else.
9 Being right every time
- They won’t admit to making a mistake or doing something wrong.
- They will push facts at you, challenge your views, and even blame others. They believe they are right, no matter what.
- If someone in your life doesn’t apologize or insist that you’re wrong then they are toxic.
10: Saying “take it easy”
- You have the right to your emotions and reactions.
- When you are told to “chill out,” to “relax,” to “calm down,” it suggests that your enthusiasm or reaction to something isn’t valid.
- If someone uses these phrases to you, it could be that they are trying to minimize your feelings or don’t care at all.
- This person doesn’t seem to care about your feelings and doesn’t want time to understand your thoughts.
- This is a common response that women get, as men often perceive a woman’s emotional reaction as emotional. This is like saying that a woman is too dramatic or excessive.