Why does my friend have to act like a genius?

Everything he says is super smart and I am stupid compared to him. I feel like I have to keep silent in order for me not to make a fool of myself. I am slow at comprehension, but not the slowest. He acts similar to judgment, but he has yet to actually judge me for it. I feel like I have no value compared to him and... show more Everything he says is super smart and I am stupid compared to him. I feel like I have to keep silent in order for me not to make a fool of myself. I am slow at comprehension, but not the slowest. He acts similar to judgment, but he has yet to actually judge me for it. I feel like I have no value compared to him and I have different strengths or interests compared to him, but they are nothing to what he can do. He recently got his dissertation. He seems like a selfless, small individual, but he is more than what he seems.
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