Have you ever presented a new idea or perspective at a meeting, only to be glumly criticized by everyone around you. It's not like these people have any useful insights for you to consider. Heck, they don't even have any new ideas of their own to offer. They just get a rush from squashing what others have to contribute. It makes them feel powerful I suppose. Here's something you can say to silence these meeting killers. Figuring out that I'm wrong doesn't make you right.