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    I think genuine humility is simply being as realistic as one can possibly manage about one's strengths and weaknesses. Nothing more; nothing less.

    It isn't meant to be used the way most of society sees it - that is putting one's self lower than anyone else. That's false humility and really annoying.
    "No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostInNerSpace View Post
    Actually it's the opposite. Arrogant people have low self-esteem. Humble people have high self-esteem. You are confusing humble with doormat.
    Thats not true either arrogant people can in fact be humbly honest

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    That's something I've never seen, That Girl. Say how that works, please.
    "No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    Thats not true either arrogant people can in fact be humbly honest
    About their immense brilliance...
    My cold, snide, intellectual life is just a veneer, behind which lies the plywood of loneliness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    Thats not true either arrogant people can in fact be humbly honest
    Few people will be all ego or all humble. A totally humble person is a doormat. An egotistical manic is probably in prison or headed there.

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    I always submit. Don't bother me none.
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    Do you think a narcissist could be humble? How would one spot a narcissist? Everyone, even humble people are driven by something. Some selfish motivation. It could be that they see themselves as a fundamentally good person. They are so in love with that self image that are compelled to do things consistent with it--good things.

    I just came up with that as I typed it. Not sure if it even makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostInNerSpace View Post
    Few people will be all ego or all humble. A totally humble person is a doormat. An egotistical manic is probably in prison or headed there.
    I disagree. Being a doormat and being humble are not even closely related in my mind. I think you may be confusing insecurity with humility.
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    I'd say being humble is a healthy characteristic; and acting humble is unhealthy.
    "No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer

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    I think I'm pretty humble usually, I never overstate my abilities, and don't "brag" about things. If anything, I sometimes underestimate what I can do.
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