“It’s very difficult to impress people with words, isn’t it? Even though you may have done some incredible things, the very fact that you’re telling others will make them react negatively. They will compare themselves to you and either see themselves in a bad light—which may make them angry—or consider themselves better than you—so you haven’t impressed them anyway. By talking to impress people, you set up a competition. It’s irritating.
You can imply power and knowledge by not saying much. At most, offer something such as: “Ah, yes. Certainly. I know. Uh-huh. I understand.” You can exude silent strength with just a tilt of the head, by rubbing your chin, with a wry smile, or by looking people in the eye. Never forget, you are a genius until you open your mouth.”
Stuart Wilde, in “Silent Power”
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