Last Updated on November 25, 2023 by Ketan
When someone asks in a normal tone ‘Do you have any idea?’, they are expecting some suggestions.
It could be from your formal or informal connection who is seeking some advice, or your input on something.
But the same question often comes to you from someone who is frustrated.
They ask like, ‘Do you have any idea… ‘How much it cost’, ‘What you just did’ or ‘Who I am’,…! and so on.
Here the tone sounds sarcastic.
And, they yell at you.
When they say so, they’re not asking but trying to make you feel ashamed.
In that case, you should respond slightly differently.
How To Answer To “Do You Have Any Idea”?
When a person is asking this question out of suggestion, you can share answers based on your understanding of the topic.
Share the suggestions or what you think about the subject.
But like we said earlier when someone asks ‘Do you have any idea…?’ in frustration, they are insulting you with your level.
They comment about your level and make you feel worse about yourself.
Instead of letting them win over you, you better have these sarcastic comebacks to ‘Do you have any idea?’ from a person who is upset with you.
1. “How can I have any idea? I don’t have a mind. Forget that?
This person first calls you dumb and whatnot.
Now, as they are sarcastically asking if you have any idea, you share what they said about you earlier.
It reverses the situation back on them.
Like they knew you had no brain, but still gave you something to do.
It’s just a sarcastic response to show you don’t take them personally.
2. “No, I don’t have any idea what you’re saying.”
They are mad at you for some reason, but you’re just being cool.
So, admitting that you don’t know what they’re saying is a better response than just letting them say anything they want.
They ask you questions and you just give the answer.
And this is how you respond to ‘Do you have any idea who I am?’ to break their arrogance.
3. “I’ve so many ideas but you always stole them from me. So, I’m not sharing more again now.”
You’re a creative person, but this person is a manipulator.
They are so good at getting out information and using it for their purpose.
Being clear you tell them to be original and not to rely on others’ ideas.
Next time someone uses your idea but never gives you credit, or asks about more ideas, you can give them such clever answer.
4. “Even if I have an idea, will you ever care to listen to it?”
They just have to show off and talk about how awesome a person they are.
You might have something to say or not, but you make it clear to them that they talk too much and never listen to anyone.
This is the same person who ignored your advice first.
And now as they’ve nowhere to go ahead, they turn to you for help.
So, you just remind them of the mistake they made.
Well, when it comes to replying to ‘Do you have any idea?’ look how someone says it to you.
This can be a serious question, based on what you were talking about.
And then, it could be sarcastic comments, like saying ‘You have no idea how great I am…’ or ‘…expensive this thing is, that you just broke’.
Next time, when someone tries to win over you by saying ‘Do you have any idea who I am?’, have your instant comeback ready to break their arrogance.
What you know you know, you don’t have to prove anything to them.