PP: Pseudo intellectuals and passionate dumbasses.
I am good friends with a guy who I see every single day and have for almost the past year. Let's call him Bob.
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Bob is a narcissistic pseudo intellectual who will not admit defeat when he is obviously wrong, but we get along very well when we don't talk about religion or politics.
Bob is very opinionated and passionate and has much to say about many things, mostly religion, politics, relationships... and he has an issue of just spewing shit that is obviously not correct or well thought out. He is passionate about his views and therefore can't understand the fact that he could be (and often is) wrong. Compound that with Bob being a conceited narcissist with a dominant personality and you have got a recipe for disaster. His girlfriend is a complete moron, but defends her feverently by saying she knows so much about this and a lot about that when in reality she doesn't know shit about shit except for what he brainwashes her into thinking because she has no fucking clue of her own.
Bob may read a little about some aspect of religion or politics, and then he'll say he's "done so much study" on the subject. Once we were having a religious discussion at a time when we barely even knew one another and he told me that "I have done way more study than you." Oh yeah? Because you don't have a clue how much study I have or haven't done! It's funny because he's also quick to admit (matter-of-factly as if it's "cool) that "Bob don't read." Yeah, we can all fucking tell.
Bob will turn any story around to benefit himself no matter what it's about. If you catch him on his bullshit, he'll say that "that's not the point" or "that's not what this is about." If everyone in the room thinks Bob's argument is a sack of shit, he says that "we just aren't going to understand what he's saying" and then proceeds to focus all of his attention on his girlfriend because she gobbles it up as she doesn't know any better because she is a doofus. In other words, Bob does not admit defeat.
Bob also has a catch phrase we make fun of. During many a discussion or debate, Bob likes to say "just trust me." Oh okay, since you told me to, I'll just assume you're right, though you're clearly not.
"Trust me" = Famous last words.
I could go on and on, but I think this conveys my point. Crazy thing is that Bob and I get along very well and have a lot of fun hanging out, bullshitting about guns, video games and the like, but bring religious or political views out and it just incites a war sometimes;
Bob = Not-so-Republican Conservative Christian
Me = Atheist with no real political agenda