Do you enjoy being underestimated?

All things outside of Burning Man.

Do you enjoy being underestimated?

Poll ended at Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:16 am

yes
12
19%
yes
12
19%
no
4
6%
no
4
6%
sometimes
11
17%
sometimes
11
17%
only in role play
5
8%
only in role play
5
8%
 
Total votes: 64

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Post by samtzu » Tue Nov 23, 2004 3:52 am

Actually (puts on serious scholar pose) Sun Tzu recomends it in The Art of War.
"Always appear stronger than you are when you are weak, and always appear weaker than you are when you are strong."
Without going into details, let me just say that once I played very, very dumb and walked out alive... which wasn't that big an option when the event was in it's initial stages.... yeah, stupid works.
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Post by gigglesnort » Tue Nov 23, 2004 6:32 am

Not that I know anything, being such a dipshit newbie and all, but The Art of War would make a very interesting theme for 2005, IMHO.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:20 am

gigglesnort wrote:Not that I know anything, being such a dipshit newbie and all, but The Art of War would make a very interesting theme for 2005, IMHO.
Actually it would. Although, I think that the overt politicality of that wouldn't really get it off the ground in "real" terms.


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Post by gigglesnort » Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:30 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
gigglesnort wrote:Not that I know anything, being such a dipshit newbie and all, but The Art of War would make a very interesting theme for 2005, IMHO.
Actually it would. Although, I think that the overt politicality of that wouldn't really get it off the ground in "real" terms.


And somewhere out there there would be a war of art camp.
I think hte political undertones would provide plenty of heat, and I can think of nothing better I would like to throw into a sacrificial transformational fire. Conflict burns, baby!

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Post by robbidobbs » Wed Nov 24, 2004 3:09 pm

as J.R. "Bob" Dobbs teaches us: If you act like a dumbshit, they'll treat you like an equal.

Sometimes just showing up will give you an opportunity to show all the posers that you really DO know what-the-fuck you're talking about. I learned this year that I get a lot more communication mileage when I use fewer words.

And sometimes the most compassionate thing to do is to give them a swift boot to the head.

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Post by gigglesnort » Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:38 pm

Half the time I underestimate myself.

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Post by samtzu » Thu Nov 25, 2004 6:02 pm

Don't do it, Babe... you are worth it...
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I enjoy that...

Post by tonytohono » Thu Nov 25, 2004 6:24 pm

When you have been underestimated, and it has been revealed through action that you were in fact underestimated...

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Post by cowboyangel » Thu Nov 25, 2004 6:26 pm

W must therefore be misunderestimated
"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believe is false."- William Casey, CIA Director 1981

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Post by samtzu » Thu Nov 25, 2004 6:30 pm

It's about time to be Unmisunderestimated...
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Post by tonytohono » Thu Nov 25, 2004 6:33 pm

We could coin a word for it...

Umistimate.

Umistimate me and you'll be sorry.

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Post by DVD Burner » Fri Nov 26, 2004 9:57 am

That's a good one. I dont know how I missed that one. :lol:


Umistimate.


I like that.
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Post by DVD Burner » Sun Nov 28, 2004 6:31 am

jimmason underestimated me. :( :P
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Post by DVD Burner » Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:22 am

Damn it. :twisted:
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Post by arc_of_the_horizon » Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:15 pm

Yes yes without a doubt. Not only enjoy, but revel in it.

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Post by Simply Joel » Sun Dec 19, 2004 7:30 am

cowboyangel wrote:W must therefore be misunderestimated
Time magazine's Man of the Year

http://www.time.com/time/

8)

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Post by cowboyangel » Sun Dec 19, 2004 10:22 am

Simply Joel wrote:
cowboyangel wrote:W must therefore be misunderestimated
Time magazine's Man of the Year

http://www.time.com/time/

8)
I needed a good puke this morning...thanks Joel!
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Post by Simply Joel » Sun Dec 19, 2004 5:50 pm

cowboyangel wrote:
Simply Joel wrote:
cowboyangel wrote:W must therefore be misunderestimated
Time magazine's Man of the Year

http://www.time.com/time/

8)
I needed a good puke this morning...thanks Joel!
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Post by sparkletarte » Sun Dec 19, 2004 5:53 pm

OP- Yes! Especially when it means I get what I want.

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!!!!

Post by Kristy Kreme » Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:35 pm

I love to be underestimated because it gives me a better chance of shocking and surprising everyone. Humility is a key that fits MANY locks!

Kisses, Kristy Kreme

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Post by spectabillis » Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:55 pm

Simply Joel wrote:
cowboyangel wrote:W must therefore be misunderestimated
Time magazine's Man of the Year
http://www.time.com/time/
Poor George, he fights the press but they keep spinning him good no matter how bad he tries to fuck things up.

Keep it up George! Fight the power!

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Re: !!!!

Post by spectabillis » Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:56 pm

Kristy Kreme wrote:I love to be underestimated because it gives me a better chance of shocking and surprising everyone. Humility is a key that fits MANY locks! Kisses, Kristy Kreme
Uhmmm... not if they look at your website.


Not that I am complaining.

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Re: !!!!

Post by Kristy Kreme » Wed Dec 22, 2004 12:20 am

spectabillis wrote:
Kristy Kreme wrote:I love to be underestimated because it gives me a better chance of shocking and surprising everyone. Humility is a key that fits MANY locks! Kisses, Kristy Kreme
Uhmmm... not if they look at your website.

~~~If my website shocks you, you are in for a nice surprise!!!!! Pictures are nice but the mind is amazing ~~~


Not that I am complaining.
~~~Thanks, I'll take that as a compliment!

Kisses, Kristy Kreme

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Re: !!!!

Post by spectabillis » Wed Dec 22, 2004 4:31 pm

Kristy Kreme wrote:~~~Thanks, I'll take that as a compliment!
Kisses, Kristy Kreme
Right back atcha babe



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Post by geekster » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:21 am

I don't so much as like or dislike being underestimated as much as I rely on it. It is kind of like drawing an opponent into a trap ... they get in deeper and deeper and deeper. But rather than spring the trap, I like it better when they suddenly realize their flanks are dangerously exposed and withdraw hasitly of their own accord. It builds character and doesn't embarrass anyone in public.
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Post by DVD Burner » Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:12 pm

Bump.

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Post by DVD Burner » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:31 pm

Bump!
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Post by Trishntek » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:11 pm

Actually, I'm set up for failure on a regular basis,,, WwickedgrinN
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Re: Do you enjoy being underestimated?

Post by DVD Burner » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:03 am

Bump!
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Re: Do you enjoy being underestimated?

Post by A-RockLeFrench » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:14 pm

yes.

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