Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Blowing one’s own trumpet

It's such a shame to come across braggarts who never grow tired of blowing their own trumpets. It's hilarious to note that these vaunters persist in believing that their tall stories are actually believed! Or just plain pathetic. I've come across a few boasters who never listen to what the others have to say. Instead, they're more focussed on upping the tales narrated by others. They are so self-absorbed and suffer from an obvious inferiority complex. They should realize that people will appreciate them for who they are; not what they try to project. As Abraham Lincoln said " You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time".

I know a few who are probably not tall-tale tellers, but who keep putting down other people as they speak about their experiences and say, "That's nothing. You should check out my experience – it's way too cool". If you say you met with an accident, they will come up with a worse accident. If you say you saw this hot chick, they'll have a hotter chick to talk about. How lame is that? Braggarts are complete turn-offs. Their inane need to pull other people down to build themselves up is so unappealing. "Tooting one's own horn" - what a pathetic excuse of self-involvement indeed.

These obnoxious individuals interrupt interesting conversation with snippets of their boring lives - as if we even want to listen to it!!! They monopolize the disucssion and ruin a perfectly good evening.

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