Have you noticed that some people pretend to be busy at work? I’m sure you have, as it’s certainly not uncommon. However, some people practice a bigger deception, namely, they pretend to be much smarter than they really are.
But whether it’s attempting to look busy or look smart, it’s obvious that these people are super-conscious of how others see them.
And while pretending to be something they’re not can work for a time – eventually they’ll be caught out, as the vast majority of people overestimate themselves in the ‘acting skills’ department.
Faking Smart Makes People Look Smarter?
When it comes to faking smart, these pretenders fully believe that their ‘act’ can change the way others see them.
For example, an ambitious office worker might look and sound smart as they’re keen to climb the career ladder. However, as you’ll discover in a moment… appearances can be deceptive!
I’ve thought long and hard about these pretenders, and I’ve come to the realization that they don’t understand that the quality of smartness needs to come from within. It’s not a characteristic that can just be put on a like a jacket or a scarf.
Clearly, these people are ‘acting’ from
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