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grcicotte
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Find time aside from the group to take the co-worker aside who showed courtesy and attempted to engage in real conversation. You won’t have to shout, and they’ll be rewarded for their effort. Clearly, you’re not invisible.

One co-worker demonstrated to you that intellect can be stronger than the need for self-aggrandizement. There may never be more than that one person, but don’t pass up the opportunity to help develop the team. You both may need it in the face of the excessiveness displayed by the others. When my wife and I go out in public, she takes care of guiding me to actually say something without being stupid. It’s a challenge, but if you make a gaffe, the obnoxious self-absorbed types won’t hear you, and the intelligent ones will forgive you.