I believe that THAT stems from the TEMPLATE they are comparing you to, which is of themselves.
Imagine you are talking to two people at the same time and speaking to both on the same subject , One of those people thinks that you are a genius while the other thinks you are a moron. The question is, how can you be both at the same time? The answer for me then, is that they each will base your intelligence from the template of perception of themselves. If you are a genius in the mind of someone, then they will hold you in great esteem and you can do no wrong. ON THE OTHER HAND, if you are a moron in the mind of a person, then everything you do will always be wrong no matter what you do. Don't try to impress someone with your intelligence because it's off their intelligence they are comparing it to in the first place. P.S. This is just my theory, it doesn't mean I'm right. It's just my perception on the matter. Ted