Someone who genuinely doubts a persons true motives.
-If a hobo asks a cynic for money, the cynic would just ignore him, convinced that the hobo doesnt really want money to get back on his feet, but to get some drugs which were the reason for him being homeless in the first place.
-A cynic is the guy who never had a girlfriend until he was in college, because it didnt take long for him to realize that High School relationships never last the better part of two weeks. He also sometimes feels like the only person in his school to notice this, and probably is.
-If you read a romantic poem to a cynic about the beauty of trees, the cynic would just stare at you and say something to the effect of "Birds and Squirrels fuck in them, and they make big noises when cut down to build yet another highway. Otherwise nice poem (b-_-)b".
-A Cynic is usually someone with above-average awareness, especially if they develop such views at an early age. Being a Cynic through Junior High and High School can save you a LOT of hurt, since you will definetly be able to talk your way out of anything. No arguement can beat cold hard facts, which are what cynics thrive for.
-Cynics are not neccesarily pessimists, and while they do generally have low expectations, they dont blow minor problems out of proportion, since they really dont care in the first place.
Insane Conservative: 9/11! 9/11! 9/11! 9/11! 9/11! 9/11! 9/11! 9/11!
Cynic: More people die every day from car crashes. Why are a couple planes that got hijacked still on the front page of every newspaper 5 years afterwards?
Insane Liberal: IMPEACH BUSH! IMPEACH BUSH! IMPEACH BUSH! IMPEACH BUSH! IMPEACH BUSH!
Cynic: Okay, then what? Get another guy who will inevitably do just as bad?
(teenagers in highschool)
John (close-minded typical high school student): Dude, Jack! I asked out Melissa and she said yes!
Jack ("closet" cynic): So? The other 8 girlfriends you had this year all lasted about 3 days, what makes you think this one will be different?
(Jack's Mind): Am I the only person here who realizes that trying to keep a relationship this early in life is impossible? Just LOOK at all the teenage couples you know who lasted more than a month.
Yeah, thought so. You've got nothing.