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.

#1

Regional Reports Manager

Regional Reports Manager

mopeiobebeast Report

#2

Underestimating A Multi Talented Model!

Underestimating A Multi Talented Model!

loleatme Report

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.

#3

Learn To Speak English

Learn To Speak English

ZenLikeCalm Report

#4

The Guy Then Came At Him Saying He Violated The Hippocratic Oath

The Guy Then Came At Him Saying He Violated The Hippocratic Oath

NoBananaRunts Report

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.

#6

Experience ≠ Skill Level

Experience ≠ Skill Level

paradox4286 Report

#7

Challenging A Doctor

Challenging A Doctor

wsavi5 Report

#8

Don’t You Know What I Am?

Don’t You Know What I Am?

you-want-nodal Report

#10

Becky Says Do Your Research About Vaccines Y’all!

Becky Says Do Your Research About Vaccines Y’all!

jmrormj Report

#11

Karen vs. Owner

Karen vs. Owner

YessRules Report

#12

Accusing A Former Us Secretary Of Labor Of Being A Keyboard Warrior

Accusing A Former Us Secretary Of Labor Of Being A Keyboard Warrior

Ravenae Report

#13

Physician Didn't Read A (Verified) Acct Bio Of Another Doctor Before Patronising Him About His Area Of Expertise

Physician Didn't Read A (Verified) Acct Bio Of Another Doctor Before Patronising Him About His Area Of Expertise

NastyLittleHobbitses Report

#14

Accusing The Artist Based On Images From The Artist’s Own Website

Accusing The Artist Based On Images From The Artist’s Own Website

Lumberjack_Mike Report

#15

Man Tries To Lecture History Professor On History

Man Tries To Lecture History Professor On History

lordofthehamstrings Report

#16

Tony Hawk Tries To Rent A Car

Tony Hawk Tries To Rent A Car

Minxy0707 Report

#17

What Are The Odds, Really?

What Are The Odds, Really?

beerbellybegone Report

#18

Director Is Asked What Her Job Is

Director Is Asked What Her Job Is

paintballer18181 Report

#19

Anti-Masker Gets Shut Down Quickly

Anti-Masker Gets Shut Down Quickly

ItalianGreyhounds Report

#21

A Different Kind Of Dykwim

A Different Kind Of Dykwim

Da_Xeqtr Report

#23

My Friend Is A Scientist, So Exchanges Like This Occur Almost Every Day

My Friend Is A Scientist, So Exchanges Like This Occur Almost Every Day

LazagnaAmpersand Report

#24

Running "Coach" Meets The Runner He Bases His Training On

Running "Coach" Meets The Runner He Bases His Training On

How_Far_We_Done_Fell Report

#26

Asian? It Must Be A Chinese Puppet Handler

Asian? It Must Be A Chinese Puppet Handler

MadHardHatter Report

#27

Spotted On Tictac

Spotted On Tictac

ThatOneGuyOT Report

See Also on Bored Panda
#28

Please Educate Yourself About Vaccines

Please Educate Yourself About Vaccines

Valentinay95 Report

#29

Someone Lied On Their Resume

Someone Lied On Their Resume

beerbellybegone Report

#30

In All Fairness I Don't Tend To Wear T-Shirts With My Boss's Name On Them

In All Fairness I Don't Tend To Wear T-Shirts With My Boss's Name On Them

JohnTheWegie Report

#31

Oh You R So Cool And Must Be A Really Important Person

Oh You R So Cool And Must Be A Really Important Person

Noname_Maddox Report

#32

Having A Ba In Politics Is Better Than Being A Constitutional Lawyer, Right?

Having A Ba In Politics Is Better Than Being A Constitutional Lawyer, Right?

beerbellybegone Report

#33

"Are You Neil Patrick Harris Like Huh"

"Are You Neil Patrick Harris Like Huh"

RedactedByElves Report

#34

Youtube Doing What Youtube Does Best

Youtube Doing What Youtube Does Best

ItalianGreyhounds Report

#35

Explaining What Baguette Means To A French Person

Explaining What Baguette Means To A French Person

Hotmessrepublic Report

#36

Man Who Helped Legalise Gay Marriage In Gb Accused Of Doing Nothing For Lesbians

Man Who Helped Legalise Gay Marriage In Gb Accused Of Doing Nothing For Lesbians

mildbeanburrito Report

#37

Guys Tells John Wayne Parr, That He's Friends With John Wayne Parr

Guys Tells John Wayne Parr, That He's Friends With John Wayne Parr

ThikThak1 Report

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#38

Tried To Start Some Racial Nonsense

Tried To Start Some Racial Nonsense

ItalianGreyhounds Report

#39

Arnold The Schwarzenegger

Arnold The Schwarzenegger

ItalianGreyhounds Report

#40

Twitter Telling The Autor To Read His Own Article

Twitter Telling The Autor To Read His Own Article

vianaernesto Report

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