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What to do when another person believes that you are ignorant?

If I'm understanding correctly, you asked your father a question. He answered it. You challenged the answer. He reacted defensively (people do that), and told you you should know the answer. You ...
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How do I tell authorities that my narcissistic father is emotionally blackmailing my sister?

They will typically not care about emotional blackmail, so raising that issue with police will get you nowhere. Someone being an unpleasant person is not a police matter. However, most police ...
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What to do when another person believes that you are ignorant?

I will be straightforward here. He told me that ignorance is no excuse for not knowing the law. He is right. The judge won't accept your reason of "I didn't know that was forbidden" after you ...
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How do I politely let a professor know she has offended me?

The easiest way to deal with these situations, in a lot of cases, is to approach your professor before or after class and explain why what they said, or what they're saying, makes you uncomfortable. ...
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How can I get my mom to compromise and not use her total authority?

This is going to sound off, but it's true: the only way to get your mother not to just use "because I said so" and "as long as you live in my house" is for some of her other ...
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What to do when another person believes that you are ignorant?

As @WeaselADAPT said, the best thing to do is to use a combo of humor and patience. The smartest of people do stuff like this, and trust me, if you don't know about something, the best thing to do is ...
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How can I convince my boss without knowing every detail?

I'm writing this as an engineer mostly working on hardware (ASIC/FPGA) design with low level software (think bitwise opcode decoding). I have to work with higher abstraction software people a lot. As ...
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What to do when another person believes that you are ignorant?

Perhaps what you may be running into are people that think you are lacking showing initiative to inform yourself. While I understand that you may not have been taught the months, by 11 (which I was ...
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How can I get my mom to compromise and not use her total authority?

I remember being in my 15s and being in a similar situation about poisoned relationship with my mother. Back then, I lacked the communication tools I now have to handle these problematic situations. ...
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What to do when another person believes that you are ignorant?

Let's start with (to me) the most obvious thing. The second response, and he's mad at you? That says a lot - either something is really missing from this story, or you have a really crappy ...
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How can I convince my boss without knowing every detail?

You have to respect that he is your boss, but at the same time you want to feel like you are fulfilling your current role and build your reputation with him. This may mean some humility on your part, ...
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What to do when another person believes that you are ignorant?

It may not be what you're looking for, but what you really need in these situations is a combination of patience and humor. You know that you were not in the wrong in the situations you mention here, ...
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