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19 Things You'll Only Know If You're Secretly Clever

People always underestimate you.

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1. People always assume you aren't the brightest bulb in the box.

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2. Because sure, you do have the occasional brain fart.

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3. And sometimes you do give off the wrong impression.

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4. You never really share how much you know because you prefer to keep your knowledge secret.

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5. And because of this, people just assume that you don't know anything.

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6. When you do say something clever, the reaction is usually utter shock.

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"Wait, what did you say? How do you even know that?"

7. Followed by something incredibly patronising.

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8. Because people always underestimate just how smart you really are.

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9. Sometimes you act dumb on purpose, because there are advantages to being secretly clever.

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10. Like being able to strike when people least expect it.

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11. People never come to you for advice or help.

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12. Which can be upsetting sometimes, because you feel like people don't really respect you.

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13. And that no one cares about what you have to say.

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14. So there's nothing more satisfying than when people realise you actually know what you're talking about.

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15. And that in actual fact, you're even smarter than them.

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16. It takes people time to realise that despite appearances, you're always on the ball.

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17. And that the seemingly stupid shit you say is actually full of wisdom.

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18. Only a few people know how clever you really are.

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They've been on to you from the start.

19. But despite what anyone thinks they know, all that matters is what you know, which is...everything.

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