Do you think showing your rating matters? I mean showing that you are strong and others are dumb. Recently a man joined my club and asked me my rating and I said I am 1465. Then he laughed on me and said I am 2200. This sounds like showing ego to me. Like he is laughing on me and laughing that I am new in chess but I still created a community of 17.2k members.
I call this kind of persons as egocentric or egomanical.
Yes rating matters only in tournaments and after tournaments who cares if you are GM or novice?
If you have students then they will know you like ok my mentor is GM but I really hate showing rating in front of anyone.
Whenever I write my ratings online and offline I always make note about potential. Rating shows your game level yes true but it can never show your potential.
What you guys think that showing rating and laughing is good?
For me I just call them nonsense. No matter they are GM or even world champ. Keep your rating to yourself or if you want to present it in front of anyone then be gentle with them even if they are new in chess or not playing events. For me I played only 3 rated events so I know I am underrated. I am not saying I am above 2000 but I know I can play like 1800 FIDE In past when Magnus was young I hate his personality. He showed anger when he lost and also he threw a pen on Ivanchuk I think and also he sometimes did not came to conferences. But now as he is mature man he is more gentle and nice person and I love it.
I will be interested in knowing your views about this
Well, I never make fun of lower rated players because I once was like them. I like to remember that nobody is born with knowledge! We were all novice players once.
As for the rude ones that offend me, I just beat them over the board!
I am 1465 rn but i cant beat a 2200 elo rn. Bec I know my level and I respect his game level but not his attitude