If you’re smart, confident, and independent, petty commoners infallibly draw the logical conclusions that you are arrogant. Because, you know, if you weren’t, you would laugh at their jokes. Yeah. Even if they weren’t funny. You wouldn’t just stand their glaring at them, challenging them, “Impress Me.” But they tolerate you, because you are after all smart, and independent and don’t ask them for any favours.
So after a few years, months, weeks, days, hours, when they find out you are completely insane, expect them to look at you Amazed, and say, “You know, when I first met you, I thought you were a deeply solemn and very Arrogant…”
That’s when you give them an eye-closed, head bobbing, teeth baring grin, “But Now you know I’m Not like that AT ALL, right?”
It’s usually always a delight when they respond, ” Not even a little bit…. And I can’t even Imagine how in the World I thought you were!!!!!”
Having an Alter-Ego is Awesome!