I never feel that way. I don't feel disappointed when I meet anybody else at their level, such as a child, when we become childish, or even a demented person, for which so-called validation therapy sometimes means agreeing with demented ideas http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Validation_thera...I am disappointing myself in recent months by sinking to the level of people such as you [St Black Pope] in my retorts, but after putting up with such levels of poor knowledge for so long one forgets their manners.
I take pride in being able to adjust my demeanor to whatever level suits my current purpose, ranging from the most elevated levels of discourse to right down into the gutter, as with the game of Rochambeau that I'm playing with Dim
I don't think of any of those things in terms of diminishing myself. I see it as flexibility and versatility.