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Old 06-05-03, 05:40 PM   #35
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Actually, intelligent people use sarcasm to ward of the ignorant as well.

People with low self-esteem will commonly be defensive as they have no other mechanism to deal with confrontations which challenge and/or refute points in a discussion.
These defensive manuevers will, more often than not, manifest in the form of misdirection to try to sway others away from the point of the matter.
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