How do you respond when someone calls you a show-off? One argument suggests that everyone should be proud when called a show-off because it is an indication that you have something worth bragging about.
However, the way people say things in a nasty and derogatory way is an attempt to get us offended. You might have bragged about something simply to build or maintain value, to protect your identity, or to make other people feel Jealous.
But when people call you a show-off because of these intentions, you may feel annoyed. Many people in such situations just let it slide because, at that particular moment, it’s hard to come up with something appropriate.
Well, this article will show you 30 snappy things you respond with the next time someone calls you a show-off so that you can be prepared to have your mic drop moment!
1. You have your entire life to be envious of! Why not take today off?
By giving this response, you are painting the narrative that the person is characterized by being envious, so even the slighted instance of someone bragging will make him or her jealous and out of that jealousy, he or she would call the person a show-off.
It is an effective way of turning the table around.
2. Everyone’s entitled to act jealous once in a while, but you abuse the privilege
It is only for one to feel jealous. Establish that fact with your response. But also make the person sound like an envious idiot who is only calling you a show off from the position of hatred and envy.
It makes people believe that you are not a show-off and are only seen that way because you are envied.
3. If you’re waiting for me to care, hope you brought something to eat ‘cos it’ll take a very long time.
One of the greatest responses to say to someone who calls you names or things that are hurtful is to show them that you don’t care even if you feel hurt deep down.
Giving this reply after someone calls you to show off is one of the best ways to achieve that effortlessly.
4. Thank you! That’s sweet of you to say
Name callers accomplish their desire when they make you feel defeated by what they say to you. You can make that never come to pass by sending the impression that you consider their remark to be a compliment rather than an insult. This way they feel ignored.
5. I put a lot of thought into this, so thanks for noticing
The thing they have assumed you to be showing off was not easy to acquire. If it was, they would have gotten it too out of jealousy.
So you can use this fact against them and let them know that Rome was not built in a day. So calling you a show-off is an acknowledgment that the unique thing that makes you stand out exists.
6. Thanks but it all comes down to hard work
Just when you are being called a show-off, you can make a snappy comeback at the person by still showing off.
When you do or say something that makes a person call you to show off, continue by telling them that the thing they assume you to be showing off only exists because you put in the work.
7. Thanks. I don’t always get praised for my intelligence
Again, you are psychologically converting their assumed criticism to a compliment. This response will effortlessly send the impression that they are not the first ones to comment on your bragging rights and the past scenarios have all been for a good reason.
8. In areas where you stand down, I stand out
They have called you to show off. Now they have to pay the price of that remark by experiencing what that means.
The next time someone calls you to show off, giving this response will send the impression that you are confidently unapologetic about your personality as opposed to their boring lives.
9. I’m unique, deal with it
The person who has called you a show-off has probably seen that you show or talk a lot about something that makes you unique in a way that makes it obvious.
Now you are going to paint the narrative, with your response, that they just can’t live with the fact that you are better.
10. I’ll take that as a compliment
This is another simple way of turning the whole thing around and making them sound like they are praising you for being who you are.
It is an effective response to give when called to show off because it helps display your confidence, still.
11. Unlike you, I have someone to brag about
If he or she had something they could also brag about, they could have flaunted it instead of being petty and saying you are a show-off.
Take advantage of this possibility and rub it on the fact that at least, you have something ideal to say about yourself unlike them.
12. You’re insecure and I get it.
One of the common reasons why people call others to show off is because they are insecure and feel intimidated by the achievement, capabilities, or luxury of the person who they perceive to be showing off.
You can give this as a response in a negative connotation using the above response.
13. I show off proudly
It is one thing to be one who shows off, it is another to be proud of it for what it is worth.
So the next time someone calls you to show off, one of the ways you can respond is to let the person know that there are some things about oneself that one must testify about when the slightest opportunity comes through.
14. Sorry bro, I don’t have the energy to pretend to like you today.
This is a smart and snappy way of saying to the person that he or she is the actual show-off and sees everyone as the same because that is their inborn personality.
So by giving this response, you are harping that they are the ones who show off unnecessarily and you won’t be like them.
15. That sounds weird coming from you. Am I? Am I?
If you say this immediately after someone calls you a show-off, you are going to send the instinct that will make them want to back off from calling you names or labeling your personality.
For it to be effective, you have to say with a pissed tone and sound hostile enough.
16. I wonder if you are always an idiot, or you just show off when I’m around?
There are three messages you are implying simultaneously whenever you give this as a response to someone who calls you show off.
First, you are saying the person is an idiot for calling you that. You are also saying that they never fail to show people how idiotic they are.
Lastly, you are sending the impression that you show off about important things, while they show off about being idiotic.
17. Whatever you say, Hefe
Here is a popular term to refer to someone who tries hard to act cool but is a loser. So the main insultive ingredient in this response is the name calling which balances up for them calling you a show-off.
18. Sorry, I don’t understand what you’re saying. I don’t speak bullshit
This is a witty response you can give when someone calls you to show off. It implies that the person speaks things that don’t hold water and you do not care about their opinion of your behavior.
It is a smart way to make them shut up and send them to an awkward position in the conversation.
19. Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?
This response is a trap kind of response because when someone calls you to show off, they are expecting you to sound defensive. But you disappoint them by asking an abstract question.
This will force them to ask ‘Why?’ out of curiosity. That’s when you say: “because it looks like you landed on your face”
20. Aww…Are you having a bad day?
When you make the person sound like they are having a bad day, it means that it is the reason why they are going around transferring negative energy to other people and they’ve decided to transfer to you as well.
It invalidates their opinion about you. It means they have said that to make you feel what they are feeling.
21. Thank you very much for thinking about me! Bye
This response never goes old for any hurtful remark said to someone. When you give this as a response, it sends the impression that the person did not succeed in getting under your skin as opposed to what they intended by giving such a remark.
22. Repeat what they just said back
When someone says something bad to you, and you mimic what they had just said in a funny tone, it makes them feel smaller and intimidated.
It is an effective way to annoy the heck out of a rude person. In this way, the joke is now on them.
23. I hope your day is as pleasant as your personality
This is a sarcastic wish because you are sending the message that the person’s personality is nothing close to pleasant and it has been expressed by the person calling you a show-off.
So, giving this response is a smart way of saying the person needs to change.
24. Just so you know, this conversation is being recorded
When someone calls you a show-off, and you tell them this, there is a significant chance that they’d want to behave better or maybe apologize.
It is one of the tactics taught to children who had to deal with verbal bullies at school but it works in every stratum.
25. The jerk store called. They said they’re all out of you
This is a simple but witty way to tell the person who called you a show-off that they are not supposed to be in that gathering.
It is one of the best responses to give to someone who tries to put you down with negative remarks about your personality.
26. Your misguided opinion is false but cute.
This is a simple way to debunk their view of you and set the record straight. It is also to show that you are unbothered about it.
Imagine someone calling you a show-off and then you reply with Goodbye. As simple as it sounds, it ends all the drama and makes them feel ignored.
28. Cool story bro!
By giving the response, you send the impression that they are great at telling fictional stories which means things that are not true about actual people and things that are true about unreal people.
29. How is that supposed to make me feel?
When you give this response, the person who called you a show-off would be lured to expose his or her intention when that was said to you. You can now use that information to your favor by saying “Well, I don’t feel insulted, nice try”
30. You know they can hear you, right?
Striking a statement that spikes curiosity after someone has made an ugly remark about you is one of the surest ways to put them in an awkward position.
It will get them thinking about who the “they” are, and the meaning of what they had said about you and probably begin to regret it.
Ordinarily, when we are called show off, there is supposedly an element of compliment in it that suggests we have bragging rights to the things we possess that makes us different.
However, the verb show off is often used as a negative connotation because the person who said that to you is criticizing you for trying to impress people by showing in a very obvious way what you can do or what you own.
Whenever you are in such a situation, the above-listed responses will ensure you have your mic-dropping moment.