40 Embarrassing Moments People Didn’t Know Who They Were Talking To And Made A Fool Of Themselves
When you think about it, the internet is a democracy. Whether you're the President, an award-winning scientist, or just a spiteful troll, you can create a Twitter account and go from one thread to another, explaining to other users why they're stupid. However, if you're actually doing it, that's precisely what you need to keep in mind. It's just a matter of time before you run into someone who can call out your BS. And when that happens, you're going to end up on the subreddit r/DontYouKnowWhoIam. Like the name suggests, this online community is dedicated to those spicy moments when people were oblivious to who they were talking to, and has collected quite a lot of them since its inception in 2015. Here are some of the best ones.
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Underestimating A Multi Talented Model!
Even though there's a line between self- and over-confidence, trusting in your judgment can help you become successful in life.
Both verbal and nonverbal communication can be extremely effective at garnering positive attention and influence in groups. According to one hypothesis (the presumption of calibration hypothesis), people generally assume others have the self-knowledge to know how confident they should be, and we also assume they will truthfully communicate this confidence to us (the so-called truth bias), unless extenuating circumstances suggest otherwise.
So whenever we see confidence, we tend to find it compelling, and we expect it to be justified.
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The Guy Then Came At Him Saying He Violated The Hippocratic Oath
Red Faces All Round
Interestingly, some research has reported that being overconfident while participating in a group activity did not damage the person’s reputation — individuals who trusted their task performance (but were later revealed to be worse at the task than they had claimed) did not suffer a severe drop in their social status in the group relative to someone who had been well-calibrated.
The researchers concluded that "the status benefits of overconfidence outweighed any possible status costs."
So extreme cases aside, being featured on r/DontYouKnowWhoIam might not be the worst thing that can happen to you.
Experience ≠ Skill Level
Challenging A Doctor
Don’t You Know What I Am?
Becky Says Do Your Research About Vaccines Y’all!
Karen vs. Owner
Accusing A Former Us Secretary Of Labor Of Being A Keyboard Warrior
Physician Didn't Read A (Verified) Acct Bio Of Another Doctor Before Patronising Him About His Area Of Expertise
Accusing The Artist Based On Images From The Artist’s Own Website
Man Tries To Lecture History Professor On History
Tony Hawk Tries To Rent A Car
What Are The Odds, Really?
Director Is Asked What Her Job Is
Anti-Masker Gets Shut Down Quickly
A Different Kind Of Dykwim
My Friend Is A Scientist, So Exchanges Like This Occur Almost Every Day
Running "Coach" Meets The Runner He Bases His Training On
It Happens Again
Asian? It Must Be A Chinese Puppet Handler
Spotted On Tictac
Please Educate Yourself About Vaccines
Someone Lied On Their Resume
In All Fairness I Don't Tend To Wear T-Shirts With My Boss's Name On Them
Oh You R So Cool And Must Be A Really Important Person
Having A Ba In Politics Is Better Than Being A Constitutional Lawyer, Right?
"Are You Neil Patrick Harris Like Huh"
Youtube Doing What Youtube Does Best
Explaining What Baguette Means To A French Person
Man Who Helped Legalise Gay Marriage In Gb Accused Of Doing Nothing For Lesbians
Guys Tells John Wayne Parr, That He's Friends With John Wayne Parr
Tried To Start Some Racial Nonsense
Arnold The Schwarzenegger
Twitter Telling The Autor To Read His Own Article
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