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    What do you call somebody who has this type of persona?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by MatrixGravity, May 29, 2011.

    Who has a "Whatever" attitude? Who constantly feels the need to give you a hard time, and gives you responses like 'whatever." or just has an attitude in general.. Are there any adjectives that exist to describe this type of individual?
     
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    A jerk
    Rude
    Has a chip on their shoulder
    Flippant
    Arrogant
    Condescending (if they act like they are much more intelligent than you are)
    Closed-off
    Short
    etc

    I feel like you've asked this before, though.
     
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    I think you've described two slightly different personalities. It could perhaps be a cultural thing, as you're in the US and I'm UK.

    But a 'whatever' attitude is a bit different from a jerky attitude.

    A jerk - or bully - has a persona derived from feelings of inadequacy, so he asserts power over others to make sure he feels superior. They'd informally be called a Little Nazi, or Little Hitler, although 'bully' works well.

    A 'whatever' attitude is more self destructive than the bully - they suffer from lack of confidence and convictions. They bully to make them feel better, but it's more likely they'll be inconsiderate unintentionally. Their 'jerkiness' will be a side effect of a self destructive social attitude.
     

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