“I don’t know”, a statement we are terrified to say.
We can’t possibly let people know that we don’t know right?
You can, you can and you should.
People love calling people out, getting one over on you.
Don’t let that happen.
You can turn it around on them and may them almost feel empathetic by saying something like, “You know what, I am not sure but I will find out for you!”.
Boom just like that you won them over. They realize your not trying to pretend like you know everything and trying to scheme them, they see you human.
Don’t fake it and don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know”.