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Be a confident, cocky asshole. It's awesome
8 6%
It's good to be an asshole when you need to be, but not always
28 22%
Being a nice guy is fine, just as long as you're confident and not a pushover
76 59%
Being a nice sensitive type is good.
12 9%
Other
5 4%
Voters: 129.
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#1
So, I've been using the internet for a while, and various message boards, humor sites, etc.

It seems like the internet, and in particular, forums, are popular (although not exclusive) to social outcasts. Often times referred to as "nice guys" who have trouble with girls and being social/popular. Nothing wrong with that, as we all have flaws and can't be perfect.

So when I was in the internet like 07 or 08, it seems like forums sympathized with the nice sensitive guy. Others were stupid and didn't understand the nice guy.

Lately, it seems like the internet (and Pit especially) have been embracing of the "Assholes finish first" philosophy. Nice guys are insecure pussies, and confident assholes get what they want, as they should.

Now, most of us probably aren't totally on one side of the spectrum, but here's the TL;DR.

TL;DR? With girls, social life, etc. Are you more on the philosophy sympathizing with the nice sensitive guy? Or the confident asshole?


EDIT: This is somewhat similar to my cynicism thread (sorry about that), but the topics are pretty different imo.
Last edited by The Madcap at Nov 7, 2011,
#3
Quote by The Madcap
"Assholes finish first"


/thread.


Me? I'm the sensitive, philosophical asshole who gives good advice after berating you on your problem until I've run out of jokes.
#4
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#5
I sympathize with nice guys to an extent and I hate confident assholes. Nice guys who aren't annoyingly apathetic are okay.
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#6
There's no need to be an arsehole, note: there is a difference between being an arsehole and giving them a cheeky comment to keep them on their toes.
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#9
I strive for a happy medium between the two. I have no problem calling someone out on their bullshit, and sometimes I'm okay with responding to dickery from others with superdickery from myself. But I don't try to be all aggressive and "alpha" and whatever for it's own sake. There's a fine line (okay, there's a big fat glow-in-the-dark line marked in every major atlas since before I was born) between being confident and being a dick.

So I guess Option 3 on your poll.
Last edited by Flying Couch at Nov 7, 2011,
#10
There's nothing wrong with being a nice, sensitive guy, so long as you don't let bitches walk all over you.
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#11
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Fixed that for you, gayboy!

This.
I'm just a nice guy
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#12
I am the stereotypical nice guy, but I think that people who are assholes when they need to be are the ones who finish first. The guys who are assholes all the time crash and burn once they get in their 20s from what I've seen. If you think about it there is a good reason for guys who are assholes sometimes 'finishing first'. Its simply survival of the fittest, in most cases us nice guys are weaker either physically, mentally, or both. Assholes project confidence and strength, the alpha male if you will. Of course women want to select them to repopulate. It also applies in business, there are plenty of nice successful business owners, but every one that I've met had that bit of cutthroat survival mentality to them that some may interpret as that person being an asshole. I am speaking in generalities of course, but in my life I have found this to be the case most of the time.
#13
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Fixed that for you, gayboy!



Shut up, you...hetero?
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#14
There's a difference between a nice guy with asshole tendencies, and an asshole with nice guy tendencies. I'd say the former is the best place to be.

I'd rather be a nice guy who gets nothing than an asshole who gets everything.
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#16
Depends, when I'm going for a girl I see as this; If you're always nice and never a dick she'll friend zone you, so you gotta throw in joking dickish comments every once in a while.

But in general I'm a either really quiet or a loud douche. Just depends on the environment I'm in.
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#17
While I am definitely more of the nice guy, when I meet girls, I put on the front of an asshole and will be a jerk. It usually works. However, it's not me, so nothing usually lasts.

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#18
I don't think I'm
either one of those.
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#19
What the fudge does TL: DR mean?
You are part of the rebel alliance, and a traitor.

#20
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What the fudge does TLR mean?



Too long, smile, retard.
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#21
Oh wait, does this involve social as well? I'm an absolute twat to my mates, it's all banter.
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as i walk through the chalet of the shadow of death
everything that you've come to expect


#22
Quote by I.O.T.M
There's nothing wrong with being a nice, sensitive guy, so long as you don't let bitches walk all over you.

This. All the way. I used to be a nice guy and still sort of am but you have to stay on your toes and keep other people on theirs. Otherwise you will get no respect.
#23
Quote by tortilla
I don't think I'm
either one of those.


i havent
seen you post
in
forever
i was starting
to miss
your sense of
modern poetry


Last year: Had no confidence, 3 friends
This year: Have confidence, have a bunch of friends, and a bunch of girls who like me but I don't like them so I rejected them, mad swag doe
Last edited by Kevin19 at Nov 7, 2011,
#25
I've learned the best way to be is: confident, chill, sensitive, not clingy, caring, and humorous. Shit works
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#26
Quote by Kevin19
i havent
seen you post
in
forever
i was starting
to miss
your sense of
modern poetry


I've been on
alot of medication
so its hard to do
anything let alone
get on UG.
Whenever the Will to Power, in no matter what form, begins to decline, a physiological retrogression, decadence always supervenes.
-Friedrich Nietzsche
#27
Quote by Kevin19


Last year: Had no confidence, 3 friends
This year: Have confidence, have a bunch of friends, and a bunch of girls who like me but I don't like them so I rejected them, mad swag doe


Brilliant, sir.
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as i walk through the chalet of the shadow of death
everything that you've come to expect


#28
I'm not a nice-pushover kind of nice, I'm the nice-I'm-not-going-to-be-a-dick-to-you-unless-you're-a-dick-to-me kind of nice.

I like your threads, I was reading the cynicism one in my comm tech class this morning. Sort of on this topic, I sort of felt self-concious being on UG at school. Feels like I'm the only pitmonkey forum guy in my class
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#29
Quote by Butt Rayge
Being a nice guy has led me to a 0% success rate.

There are undoubtedly other variables which have led to your poor success rate.

OT: You need to know when it's acceptable to be an asshole and when it's socially conducive to be nice. It's better to be a "nice guy" in the long run whereas being an asshole may lead to more immediate gratification followed by a horrible crash and burn.
#33
Being a nice guy is fine, just as long youre confident and not a pushover.
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#34
I know sometimes I can be an extreme asshole, but usually I try to be nice and calm to everybody. I like nice people, and people like nice people, nobody likes assholes.
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#35
Quote by Kevin19


Last year: Had no confidence, 3 friends
This year: Have confidence, have a bunch of friends, and a bunch of girls who like me but I don't like them so I rejected them, mad swag doe


This basically applies to me too.

OT:
Nice guys finish last.
You're running out of gas.
Your sympathy will get you left behind.
Sometimes you're at your best, when you feel the worst.
Do you feel washed up, like piss going down the drain

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#36
Quote by RU Experienced?
There are undoubtedly other variables which have led to your poor success rate.

OT: You need to know when it's acceptable to be an asshole and when it's socially conducive to be nice. It's better to be a "nice guy" in the long run whereas being an asshole may lead to more immediate gratification followed by a horrible crash and burn.

Actually I just realised I'm a total cunt.

I'm just not like that when I find somebody I like. I switch from 'opinionated arse' to 'mr sensitive.' I can't be a cu
nt to somebody I like, can I?
#37
Quote by SkepsisMetal
/thread.


Me? I'm the sensitive, philosophical assholewho gives good advice after berating you on your problem until I've run out of jokole es.


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#38
Quote by Butt Rayge
Actually I just realised I'm a total cunt.

I'm just not like that when I find somebody I like. I switch from 'opinionated arse' to 'mr sensitive.' I can't be a cu
nt to somebody I like, can I?

I'm a cunt to people I like, unless I really like them a lot.
#39
Quote by Butt Rayge
Actually I just realised I'm a total cunt.

I'm just not like that when I find somebody I like. I switch from 'opinionated arse' to 'mr sensitive.' I can't be a cu
nt to somebody I like, can I?

I always draw them in by being amicable and then gradually increase my asshattery until I'm insufferable to be around once I've already pervaded their social sphere.
#40
Quote by RU Experienced?
I always draw them in by being amicable and then gradually increase my asshattery until I'm insufferable to be around once I've already pervaded their social sphere.


boy that sounds suspiciously like me
Quote by yellowfrizbee
What does a girl have to do to get it in the butt thats all I ever wanted from you. Why, Ace? Why? I clean my asshole every night hoping and wishing and it never happens.
Bitches be Crazy.

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