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Have you ever had this feeling that you are always right and only your opinion matters?

Asked by janmaru (32points) September 2nd, 2010

I do.

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chocolatechip's avatar

Yes. It happens when I’m right.

janmaru's avatar

as if we cared

chocolatechip's avatar

You should. It’s the only thing that matters.

nebule's avatar

I have the opposite problem, I’m constantly questioning my own judgements. But in the words of a wise man: “New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.” – John Locke

blah_blah's avatar

I like to be wrong. It means I learned something new.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Omg, all the time. Really. I go through this at least 10 times a day. My brain will throw a temper tantrum and I’ll stomp my foot when no one is looking before trying to be a more rational person. Sometimes it works. Sometimes I donate roadkill to diners.

Your_Majesty's avatar

I’m an open-minded and rational person. I’ll always try to defend my ideology but If I feel I have the need to change my opinion about something then I’ll consider to do it.

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

No, as far as I am aware, I am never so arrogant as to think no one else has the possibility of being right.

Cruiser's avatar

IMO you couldn’t possibly have “t hat feeling” that your opinion is always right or you wouldn’t be asking this exact question! I sense you have a streak of self doubt over your own opinions and that I am right about this. ;)

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Yes, then when I start to become obnoxious to others, I get rid of that feeling!

marinelife's avatar

Never. I have learned through the years that other people’s opinions are just as hard won as mine are, and what other people think matters.

nay_nay's avatar

Only when i know i AM right, i’m not arrogant enough to say so the rest of the time.

CaptainHarley's avatar

Not precisely, but I sometimes have what others call “an opinion,” but which I think of as factual. This happens sometimes when you’ve had a very full, very experiential life, and form rather firm opinions based on real-world experience, but are unable to always recall all the experiences which led you to that conclusion. It can be very frustrating.

filmfann's avatar

Of course not, and I don’t care what anyone else says!

Frenchfry's avatar

My husband used to think that. I set him straight though.

wundayatta's avatar

I always believe that the opinion or analysis I am providing is the best I know how to, and so I believe it is correct to the degree that I think it is based on evidence. When I say something where there’s no a lot of evidence—just my ideas—I tend to think these ideas are much more mutable, even if I present them as fact.

I am always open to changing my opinions if people can show me evidence that shows me I don’t have enough information. But I always provide the best advice I know how to. Sometimes I have overlooked something, and when people point that out, I try to acknowledge it when I change my opinion.

However, I often do believe in my ideas even when most people disagree. Maybe its selective amnesia, but I can’t even count the number of times I’ve said something here that other people think is wrong, and the OP writes me privately to say I hit my head on the nail (or something of that ilk ;-). So I am more likely to hold onto my hunches now that perhaps I used to be.

janmaru's avatar

I never changed my opinions. But I’ve changed a lot. So, I guess I’m always right. Also, I’m very open to people, to their silence. As long as they keep quite nothing else matter.

OpryLeigh's avatar

I do every so often. I don’t know why but I always tro remind myself that by thinking that way I am being an arsehole!

@papayalily—I’m glad I’m not the only one that has those moments!

Nicole8's avatar

You just described my boyfriend! UGH!

PoppingBoner's avatar

Yes, because I am right. ALWAYS! ;-)

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