Proverbs 12:8 (NKJV) — 8 A man will be commended according to his wisdom, But he who is of a perverse heart will be despised.
Commended or despised. People will receive commendation according to their wisdom. The wiser they are, the more they will be commended. But if one’s heart is perverse, that person will be despised. Wise people commend wisdom and despise perversity. Those who are perverse will not commend the wise; they will commend the perverse. Thus, what kind of person someone is, is often revealed by what kind of people admire that person and what kind of people that person admires.