another quirky quality i had as a child. there were lots of time's where i would out smart adults. sort of...put them in their place sort of thing.
my father would belittle my older brother alot because he would always complain about little things. my father would respond by belittling him. one day as my father was doing this, i said...dad, you're always yelling at bro cause he's always complaining, but you're the biggest complainer, complaining about bro complaining". my dad looked at me astonished, and my mother agreed. he stopped giving my brother a hard time after that day. i think i was 8.
another time i stood up to my grandfather, a tall man 6'2", who had a terrible temper and was physically and mentally abusive to my grandmother. everyone on my mother's side had put up with it for years. i was visiting for the summer when i saw the abuse first hand over a meal. i stood up and faced my grandfather and berated him like a parent would berate a child (same tone). i told him he was a bad man and how he should be ashamed at himself for picking on my grandmother the way he did. i was about 9 then.
gawd...i was a really peculiar child.