Originally Posted by ladyrsanti
I was the kid everyone stayed away from. Intelligent and silent. People mistake it for arrogance or snootiness but in reality it is a conscious act of insecurity, knowing enough that I don't know much of anything, even if I believe I know more than those who open their mouths freely. But I was 10th in my high school class and graduated Summa Cum Laude from an art school which is easy to write on a forum but I would never insert in into conversation. Actually I don't talk much at all except to immediate family. If that's not uncool, I don't know what is.
Same here, with the quiet = snob role. I've always been super quiet except around family, so most people take it is I think I'm better than they are. They have no idea that it is because I'm too insecure and nervous I'll say the wrong thing. And if I do, I will bring up that scene or conversation again for months to figure out what would have happened if I said something, and then recall facial expressions to make sure they did not give me a "you're" really weird" look.
On another note, I can speak Simlish, and do so often...I've also read too many books to count, probably close to the 4-500 range by now, just in the past 10 years, and can recall the plot to many of them at the drop of a hat. I also know some really random facts that no one else would have thought of. I think I can qualify for this club.