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    Do you brag?

    I don't.

    I deal with hard honest facts.

    The confusion about me is, I talk about stuff that makes me happy or, b*tch about extraordinary stuff. I talk about where I'm from, a lot, because I'm a patriot (I'm proud). I talk about stuff I've been, done, reminisce fond memories with glee but, I never brag.

    What is there to brag about? Stuff I have that I really like, maybe? IDK. That's me, what about you?

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    Absolutely sometimes yes. Not about myself though.

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    Yup, just gonna say it.

    I brag about myself in subtle ways when a situation calls for it--when I have to 'sell myself' in order to get an 'in.' There are multiple ways to present the truth, and sometimes I.. well, take a more forceful approach.

    But then, of course, nobody likes a braggart, and I'm not very fond of arrogance myself. I'm not exactly the kind of person who brings up credentials out of the blue when they don't matter.

    I'll also freely admit that I was a bit of a pathological liar in high school because I felt that I had to 'overinflate' myself to have any sense of self-worth. I quickly learned that that's not the right thing to do--and thus began my soul-searching.

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    edit: one person's self-confidence looks a hell of a lot like arrogance to others. this is a very meaty topic, actually.

    i'm not sure if i would have achieved what i have without the conviction that my contributions are superior in some ways to that of others. but it's a fine line and there is an important point to be made about how you externalize things. i have learned that if i must speak about myself (my accomplishments, for ex) it is best to simply state what is. i try not to gloat but yeah: sometimes it feels damn good. :>

    sometimes it serves a useful purpose but it is much more elegant to do so with some grace. i also try to remind myself that i know/am/have achieved nothing, compared to what is possible. and that *usually* feels even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikeitlikethat View Post
    I don't.
    Didn't you just brag about the fact that you're not bragging?

    To answer your question, sure I do. I don't impose rules upon myself that would cancel equally valuable aspects of my persona out.

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    I don't think that I do.

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    I like when people brag about themselves, especially at work when I'm still a fledgling member of a large career world where titles don't tell you much. I think you can brag in non-arrogant ways, but in "I'm proud that I've done x" ways, that say, "I've made a name for myself in xyz subarea" accompanied with "I don't know much at all about abc."

    If everyone's too humble you can't figure out what's up. Own your competency, just don't be afraid to admit areas of unfamiliarity.
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    I like bragging, especially when I leave the impression that there's even more to brag about.

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    Of course you brag, you are americans. Dont ruin my prejudices.

    When it comes to my reasonable opinion, I can fully agree here v

    Quote Originally Posted by Usehername View Post
    I like when people brag about themselves, especially at work when I'm still a fledgling member of a large career world where titles don't tell you much. I think you can brag in non-arrogant ways, but in "I'm proud that I've done x" ways, that say, "I've made a name for myself in xyz subarea" accompanied with "I don't know much at all about abc."

    If everyone's too humble you can't figure out what's up. Own your competency, just don't be afraid to admit areas of unfamiliarity.
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    I'm trying to think of specific circumstances, but I can't with confidence say that I don't ever brag. I think I tend to downplay the things I do when it's just normal conversation and trump it up if I feel like it's necessary for a certain reason. I just play it to the needs of the situation.

    To be honest, though, I'm surrounded by so many capable people at work that things I once would have deemed outside the reasonable bounds of possibility now sometimes just seem "good" so I could be in the top percentile of performers and still not feel like I have any reason to brag because I'm aware of just how much better than me some people are.

    Also, in person I think my demeanor can make people uncomfortable if I'm not paying attention (frequently), and my natural "look" can seem really condescending to people that I happen to glance at, so I try to make sure that I don't come off that way when I talk to people.

    On another note, I hate it when people go overboard on the false modesty instead of bragging.
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