Know-it-all

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Several terms redirect here. For other uses, see Know-it-all (disambiguation).

A know-it-all or know-all is a person who constantly presents their input as though they were professionally trained, schooled or have firsthand insight into subjects when it is evident this is not the case. A know-it-all will quickly reject opinions, suggestions, thoughts and commentary from others as incorrect, nonsensical and disruptive.[1][2]

The German word Besserwisser is also used in some languages, literally meaning "better knower".

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  1. ^ Marion Ledwig (2008). "Inconsistencies in the Christian Tradition II: The Paradoxes of Omnipotence and Omniscience". God's Rational Warriors. ontos verlag. p. 201. ISBN 9783938793879. 
  2. ^ Marilyn Pincus (2004). "The Know-It-All". Managing difficult people: a survival guide for handling any employee (2nd ed.). Adams Media. pp. 75–86. ISBN 9781593371869.