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сам себя не похвалишь

Несколько "пятничный" вопрос, так сказать, для проверки собственной адекватности. Как Вы воспринимаете людей, которые говорят о каких-то своих подразумеваемых ими достоинствах как о доказанном факте? Например, "у меня идеальное чувство стиля," или "я безупречно говорю по-английски," или "мои интеллектуальные способности гораздо выше, чем у 90% окружающих."

По условиям задачи предположим, что человек, говорящий это, не прикалывается и не шутит - он реально убежден в своей крутизне. Вы попадаете под очарование самоуверенности? У Вас возникает желание проверить?

А если, условно скажем, заявленный "безупречный английский" сопровождается очевидными грамматическими ляпами, а "чувство стиля" навевает мысли о черкизоне? Пропустите мимо ушей? Раскроете человеку глаза на его заблуждение?


Nov. 24th, 2015 05:31 pm (UTC)
Yes! However, many Russians also like to call me a "stupid lawyer." Apparently lawyers are supposed to know every aspect of all areas of law (e.g. criminal law, anti-trust, immigration, white collar...), as well as ALL laws in EVERY State. :) People fail to recognize that most lawyers specialize in one particular area. But everyone is a genius on the Internet! :))
Nov. 24th, 2015 05:38 pm (UTC)
and if you say that you do not know the answer, you are either (1) stupid, or (2) too greedy to share any information without being paid for it. I just love how these days on a Facebook everybody is a Constitutional Law scholar.
Also, Russian immigrants apparently watch too many movies where you can sue for good reason, bad reason, and no reason at all. They simply cannot appreciate the cost of litigation if you try to explain what would be the cost of "I want to sue this stupid Government because my brother-in-law did not get his visa."
Nov. 24th, 2015 06:17 pm (UTC)
I may not like lawyers (e.g. I find "What's the difference between a road kill snake on the road and a road kill lawyer on the road?" joke funny), but they are definitely not stupid. After all, lawyers rule this part of the Universe, and I strongly suspect that far away galaxies are not any better :))
Nov. 24th, 2015 06:27 pm (UTC)
Nov. 24th, 2015 07:15 pm (UTC)
I believe that the only people who have it worse are medical doctors:)
Nov. 24th, 2015 07:58 pm (UTC)
You're right! :)
Nov. 25th, 2015 10:01 am (UTC)
We, programmers, are usually expected to be able to hack Pentagon or even to repair an electric kettle.

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