I was always looked at very carefully by my instructors, who became accustomed to expecting some sort of opposing comment or verbal challenge by me during their lectures. I always made sure to read ahead for the material during classtime and to look at what I was learning in as many diffrent ways as I could. I made it a brunt point to obsorb
as many varying points, even if they conflicted with oneanother, and to bring them right up during class to get some verbal feedback from the instructor about them. Some instructors seemed to express differing feelings as to how this was perceived by them, while some were impressed others were irritated. Of course, that never really stopped me from attempting to put my professor's and instructors on the spot. In fact, I enjoyed put them on the spot and would do it as much as I could.
I remember towards the end of my college day, that there was one psychology class I was having some trouble in that was taught by the head psychology professor. It was a few weeks before the end of the school year, and I needed to get a decent grade in the class so I could graduate on schedule. I walked in, and we talked for a few moments and
I told him that I really enjoyed his class and that I have had learned alot, and that some of the stuff in class just *clicks* with me and explained some of the thing that I normally think about anyways. Well, I began to tell him that I am not doing very well in the class, Well, he stopped, and said that he felt that I was very intelligent and that I was probably the most unique student I had in the way I process information. He went on to say that I was one of his most unique students in that "I have demonstarted a unique ability to take two totally differing concepts, find their similarities, and conbine them into certain attributions that he has seen no other student do before during his lectures, which he would perceive as a specialized form of abstract intelligence." I got to thinking later what he said and that it was a real conpliment, considering that basically all I did during all of his class periods was interrupt the class with questions and inquiries that were totally intended to place him on the spot and to feed my own curiosity on certain matters.
Sometimes I would go a little far, though. One such way was how I sort of picked on the religious vice president of my university. I made a special point to listen to everything that he said, to see if I agreed of disagreed with it. I remember one time he was giving a bible study and there were like 50 people there. He got to talking about salvation and how we should strictly obey the law. Well, he said a few things I disagreed with, and I wanted to talk with him civally about it later on. So, I invited him over to my dorm room for some discussion about it. On the way there, I told him "you know, I do not believing in losing, right." Well, he gave me this funny look and said "Yeah, well I do not believe in winning." I sort of saw it coming that he would say something like that, so I said to him "I guess that is just too bad, 'cause we are both going to win." He did not really know what to say after that, so we just walked over to my dorm room and we talked for a little while. I think we agreed to disagree or something at the end, but ever since that time we had a little rivalry going where I woould always try to put him on the spot with some question he could not answer or would look foolish answering. I did it a few times, but he was never really successful returning any of it to me. Guess it was not in his nature.
I was always pretty slick with the girls in university. I am not sure why, but I think it was a mixture between the girl's being just either totally naive, inexperienced, or weakminded. In any case, I was an emotionally manipulative bastard. Not only have I always looked down on other men who appear to make an active habit of appearing to *hit on* girls, I have always had this belief that the superiour way is actually getting the girls to want you, to fight over you, and essentially do all of the work for you ... and I got very very good at getting them to do all of the work. Heck, I even made some games out of it ... one game I had was to get a timer and actually emote a new girl into displaying some sort of unquestionable act of sky-high interest within two minutes or something. I got really good at it for a long time. But, I have sort of quit because I have realized that I was really just pushing buttons and there might not really be anything there.