Knowers can be incredibly annoying, but you can handle them by avoiding confrontation and trying to engage them in conversation. Try to keep the topics of your conversations light, which will make it easier for you to overlook their behavior. Don’t feel like you need to respond to everything they say, because sometimes the best response is to ignore them. Alternatively, acknowledge them in a non-committal way by saying something like “Thanks for your suggestion” or “That’s an interesting point.” If you want to include all the information, make sure you have facts to back up your points. These can be things like statistics, quotes or reports. For tips on sticking to your point of view when dealing with a know-it-all, keep reading!
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