10 Things People Who Are ALWAYS Right Know To Be True

10 Things People Who Are ALWAYS Right Know To Be True

Trust me, I'm always right.

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Everyone who knows me has probably already rolled their eyes after reading the title of this article. I'm sorry, I can't help it! If you are like me and feel like you are always right, you know that this gift comes with some eye-rolling from friends and family.

I don't blame them though. It's hard knowing that someone else is always right and almost always has the answer to any solution. I like to view this as a superpower. With this power comes great responsibility because you will start to build a reputation. Hopefully, the reputation is not that you are cocky and won't shut up about how brilliant you are (because who wants to be that person?), but that you are the person that others look to when they need help. Even though you don't want to be super conceited, it is nice to be appreciated for your special talent every once in a while.

1. Having to keep your mouth shut when you are right, again

There's only so many times you can say, "I told you so" before people start to get a little annoyed with you, so at this point, you've learned to just stay quiet and smile a little to yourself.

2. The secret thrill you get from hearing, “OK, I guess you were right”

Sometimes you may act humble and shrug, and other times you smugly smile and say, "yes, I know". It never gets old to hear someone tell you that you're right.

3. Being questioned so many times if you’re right that you start to question yourself

People always ask you if you're 10000% sure that you're right, and even though your record definitely proves that you probably are, there are times that you doubt yourself. Don't be afraid to stick to your gut!

4. Your closest friends come to you for advice because they know your track record

You are the go-to for getting advice because your friends know that you will have the answer or at least an opinion that will give them insight on what they need help on.

5. Resisting the urge to list off all the times you’ve been right when people doubt you

Let's face it, you have a pretty great track record with being right, and you can probably name a dozen times you've been right off the top of your head when people question your abilities.

6. Trying not to sound overconfident, but also knowing the truth

Even when you are so positive that you are right, you still know that you don't want everyone to roll their eyes when you say how right you always are. Instead, you probably just stay quiet and wait for your prediction to play out. It's like watching your own movie.

7. Avoiding group projects at all costs

I don't know many people that love group projects, but people who are always right especially dread them. How are you supposed to express to strangers that you're kind of a genius without sounding arrogant? It's not really possible.

8. Learning when you’re crossing a line with adults

No one wants to be told they're wrong, but adults especially want to be right. It's not always easy trying to express to your parents that you just know you're right when they have more life experience, but you still know to trust your gut. Sorry, mom and dad!

9. Impressing everyone with your knowledge on the most random things

Trivia games are your favorite because somehow, over the years you have managed to collect the most random facts. How do I know that bananas are curved because they grow towards the sun? I don't know! I just know that I'm right.

10. Facing reality when, for once, you’re not right

Unfortunately, reality hits you every once in a while when you are actually wrong. Your instinct is probably to go into denial mode, but the best way to move on is to accept that you were wrong and move on so you can continue being right.

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I'm That Girl With A Deep Voice, But I'm Not Some Freak Of Nature

I have learned to hold back tears when someone tells me that I sound like a man.

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My voice is deep. Always has been, always will be. I joke that rather than getting higher, my voice got lower throughout puberty.

My voice is deep. Always has been, always will be. I have learned to laugh when my family members say "Hi Todd" when they pick up the phone when I call. Todd is my brother. I am a girl.

My voice is deep. Always has been, always will be. I have learned to laugh when I have been asked by other females if they're "in the right bathroom" when I tell them "I'm not in line" or "someone's in here" when there's a knock on the stall.

Keep in mind that in most female bathrooms, there are no urinals present and there is a sign outside the door that says "WOMEN." Quite obviously, they're in the correct bathroom, just thrown off by the octave of my voice.

For the girl who asked me if she was in the right bathroom because she was "caught off guard and thought I was a boy," I'm just wondering...

What part about my long hair, mascara, shorts not down to my knees, presence (small presence, but a presence none the less) of boobs, and just my overall demeanor was not enough validation that you are, in fact, in the correct restroom?

My voice is deep. Always has been, always will be. I have learned to hold back tears when someone tells me that I sound like a man. Or, when someone calls me over to talk to their friends so they can see how "offsetting" my voice sounds to them.

My favorite story is when I was in a store, and I asked one of the women there a question about a product.

This woman had the audacity to ask me when I "went through my transformation."

She was suggesting that I was a transgender girl because of the sound of my voice. Please recognize that I respect and wholeheartedly accept the trans- population. Please also recognize that I was born a girl, still am a girl, always will be a girl, and asking someone if they are a different gender than they appear to be is not the best way to make a sale.

Frustrated, I told her that she should find a better plastic surgeon and walked out.

My voice is deep. Always has been, always will be.

And, to make matters worse, I am not your typical "girly-girl."

I die for the New York Rangers, have maybe two dresses in my closet but three shelves full of hand-me-down sweatshirts from my brother and Adidas pants. I do not own a "blouse" nor do I plan on owning one except maybe for business-casual occasions.

Naturally, when a deep voice is paired with a sports-oriented, athletic short-loving, sarcastic girl who couldn't tell you the difference between a stiletto and an average high-heel, I GUESS things can seem "off." However, regardless of the difference you see/hear, no one has the right to make someone feel bad about themselves.

What I always struggled with the most is how (most, moral, common-sense) people will never tell someone they don't know, who may be overweight, that "they're fat" or that they don't like the shirt that they're wearing. Yet, because my voice is not something physically seen, it has become fair game for strangers and acquaintances alike to judge and make comments about.

I used to break down into hysterics when I heard a comment about my voice, whether I was six years old or seventeen years old.

There are times that I still do because I am so fed up and just completely bamboozled by the fact that at the age of twenty, there are still people who just have a blatant disregard for others' feelings and a lack of understanding of what is okay to say and what is not okay to say.

But, just like I ask those people not to judge me, I suppose I can't judge them on their lack of common sense and respect for others.

I'd be lying if I said that the hundreds of thousands of comments I've heard and received targeted at my voice growing up did not play a role in my life. I used to want to be a sports broadcaster. I no longer want to be heard on the radio or seen on TV; snarky comments about my voice being one of the reasons why (among others, like a change of interest and just overall life experiences).

I'd be lying if I said that my struggle with public speaking didn't partially stem from negative feedback about my voice.

I'd be lying if I said that there weren't days I tried to talk as little as possible because I didn't want to be judged and that I am sometimes hesitant to introduce myself to new people because I'm scared my voice will scare them away.

I would also be lying if I said that my voice didn't make me who I am.

I joke constantly about it now, because half the shit that comes out of my mouth mixed with my actions, interests, beliefs, etc., would sound absolutely WHACK if I had a high-pitched "girly" voice.

My voice matches my personality perfectly, and the criticism I have and continue to receive for my "manly" sounding voice has helped shaped me into who I am today. I have learned to love my voice when people have relentlessly tried to make me hate it. I have learned to take the frustration I felt towards my voice and turn it into sympathy for those who have something going on in their life, and therefore feel compelled to make a comment about me, a stranger's voice, to make themselves feel better.

I've learned that to laugh at yourself is to love yourself.

And, I say this not for sympathy. Not for someone to say, "Wait, Syd, I love your voice!"

I say this because I want it to be a reminder for people to watch what they say, and use that noggin before you speak. I say this because I also want to be the voice (haha, get it, 'voice') for those who feel like they've lost theirs.

My voice is deep. Always has been, always will be. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

So no, I would not be a good alto in a choir because I think I'm tone deaf. And, when you call MY phone number, it is very unlikely that it is my brother or dad answering. Just say hello, because 99.9% of the time, if it's ME you're calling, it's ME that's answering.

Dr. Suess said, "A person's a person no matter how small."

Now I'm saying, "A girl is a girl no matter her octave."

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The 8 Irritating People You Sit Next To While Taking The Bus To Class

You meet a lot of different people on campus, but the people you meet on the bus are entirely different breed.

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If your college offers public transportation for you to use it can be one of the nicest perks on campus. No parking permits, no worries about getting a parking ticket, and no struggle to find a parking spot. But the downside is all the annoying people you meet along the way.

1. DJ No Headphones

Yeah, the new Drake album is awesome but I heard enough of it at a frat party last night, I don't need to hear it on the way to my 8 AM.

2. The Manspreader

He has no idea what personal space is and I'm pretty sure he thinks that both seats in the row are for him.

3. Stage 5 Clinger

Even when there is no one else on the bus this clingy person will CHOOSE the seat next to you. Every time. Without fail. Bet on it.

4. B.O. Oh No

This person ALWAYS gets on the bus when it is already packed and their B.O. is so extreme you can barely make it off the bus without gagging.

5. The One Who Cannot be Tamed

You know when you get on the bus just in time to get a seat and everyone else after you has to stand? Yeah, that's the best feeling. The worst feeling? When the person standing by your seat doesn't care that you're sitting down so they aren't afraid to let their backpack fly all over the place. And by all over the place, I mean hit you in the face.

6. The Future American Idol

This guy is different than DJ No Headphones, and about 10 times worse. This person will sing the entire bus trip totally oblivious to the rest of the bus shaking their heads and turning up their music.

7. The Chatterbox

They were annoying while you were standing at the bus stop but you thought at least they would hang up the phone once you all were on the bus. Nope. Dead wrong. And they are talking so loud.

8. The Procrastinator

You just can't help feeling bad for this person. They are trying to balance their laptop on their lap as the bus goes over bumps and takes massive curves and get their assignment in on time. Respect to that level of procrastination.

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