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People that brag

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cpvr, May 11, 2011.

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    Well, how do you feel about people that brag? Do you find it pointless to brag - or do you find it as a way of life to brag - because of how life sometimes treats you?

    Like if you have a good product, of course, you'll boast and brag about it - but is it really helping, or do you think your community should brag for you? Or, how do you feel about someone that brags?
     
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    While I think having confidence in something of yours/ a quality in yourself is great, there is a such thing as taking it too far. I'm someone who isn't too confident in things, and usually when someone around me is bragging, it feels like they're rubbing in my face just how great they are. Which isn't very nice.
    However, bragging about a product I think can sometimes be good. If you hear a person bragging about how great their new vacuum is, you may consider replacing yours and buying the same brand.

    I hope this makes sense.
     
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    Ya, I know what you mean. Like I watch basketball/football a lot - and in football there's sometimes players that go too far when they score a touchdown, and rub the touchdown in other people's face, which is wrong, correct?
     
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    Exactly. I guess if you can manage to brag about something without being impolite and rude, then by all means, go for it. But for most people, bragging does go too far. It'd be fine if a player smiled and said "That was great!" or something.
     
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    What's a prime example when bragging as gone too far? Do you have any examples?
     
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    It's called poor sportsmanship, you can actually get penalized for excessive celebration in the end zone, though not all sports are quite like that. I think it's ridiculous that some of them get penalized, I think it's ok to get excited and be happy, and celebrate that you made a touchdown. Some teams have tradition, like the Jets, to fly around like airplanes or whatever. My mom is not a Jets fan per say but she loves that little tradition of theirs.

    I've always felt that bragging and just flaunting whatever it is you're good at was unbecoming. I have always felt that if you have a talent, and you are decent, people will noticed. I never really fight for attention, or 'bids' to get a commission, or whatever. If someone likes my style, I'll get a PM or something. I rather have it that way.. I may not be aggressive and get as many customers but I feel better about myself. I'm dissing the ones that actively peruse a customer, that's all well and good but just not my cup of tea.
     
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    I've seen a few football players do a little dance in the end zone - or when they get an interception. Sometimes the ref throws the flag on this one though. =P
     
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    @EllieBean, not necessarily one who brags is better than you. I have this guy in my class who literally lives for the world, as in to try and show everybody what he can do. He thinks he can sing, and in fact he cannot, he thinks he's a good writer, he sure as hell isn't and he thinks he knows a lot of politics, when in fact all of his views are completely wrong. I know that for a fact, my brother's job consists of politics, and he has to tell everything the way it is. The guy at school keeps going around telling people here's an autograph just in case I become a president of the country someday. (ikr)

    I can outdo him in all of those anytime, I just keep quiet about it. It's sufficient for me to know that I am actually good at those things, rather than going like a herpderp around the place. The thing is, he feels rivaled by me or anyone who might actually outshine him (which many of us do). He keeps sort of hypocritically showing around and singing, making sure that I can hear, and I think to myself: don't make me bore the hell out of singing from you. My mom used to be a singer, and I inherited her musicality. I ignore him all the time, and everybody knows him very well, and nobody really bothers. Everything will hit him soon.

    My point is, not necessarily confidence results in bragging. As you can already tell, I am pretty confident but don't feel the need to go and let the world know. All at the right time. People who actually aren't good at anything, sort of isolate themselves into this world they create, where they actually start to believe that they're good, when everybody clearly knows of the opposite. On the other hand, those who are more introvert, actually have great talents that they probably work on until they feel it's the right time to show them off. The ones who go around telling people I can do this, I can do that when they're aren't particularly good, don't. They just try to make something nonexistent out of themselves. And there is no reason for you to feel bad or not confident if somebody brags on your face, if they do, there are plenty of ways to shut them up, just don't let it get to you.
     
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    Bragging is okay, just don't overdo it. Chillax, be proud of what you do or accomplish, but really, don't shove it in my face.
     
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    *ish someone to overbrag at times* Heh... I have a bragging problem myself. But I try not to make people feel bad.
     
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    I like to gloat once in a while too, but I don't dwell on it for too long. Bragging is fine, and it's nice to hear news of one's success. "Oh, guess who won first place on the art contest?" "I finally got a job!"

    However, if one starts to repeat the news over and over again for days on end, it get annoying. Not to mention the person starts looking like they're full of themselves. In other words, I think bragging is okay if you share the news once.
     
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    Generally speaking I really enjoy sharing in other peoples joys. I'm not "exactly" sure what bragging entails though. A friend of mine posted on facebook a few days ago that she got the greatest Valentines Day gift ever ... a iPhone 4S. I guess that is kind of bragging right? I was really happy for her though and happy to share in her joy. Rubbing things in, in jest doesn't bother me. People who are snotty in there bragging I guess I don't like very much :-/

    If I brag I'm usually excited about something and my goal in sharing it is for other people to be excited with me. If they don't show an interest sometimes it makes me on the sad panda side of things lol.
     
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    I brag only when I know it won't be taken for arrogance.

    In the past, I associated myself with friends that took everything I said out of context, so unfortunately this hasn't always worked for me.
     
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    I usually don't brag, but I just usually don't talk about myself that much to people. xD;
    Ahhh, I know what you mean - so many people I know take what I say out of context, to the point if I don't mean what I say (joking, etc.,) I make sure to tell them I'm joking. -_-;
    Some people clearly don't understand sarcasm... lolol. xD
     
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    I let my actions speak for itself. if someone wants to brag for me, its all good. But outside of the web, I brag about certain things. Such as, joking with my friends or anyone else "You can't beat me up though", and usually some will say "I wouldn't even dare fight you.." But I have some friends - we're like brothers and they always tell me. Okay "Let's go for 60 seconds or so" and we end up fooling around and having fun. It's quite fun though because it shows you that you still have room to improve, and shows what weaknesses you have compared to them. Such as, one might be faster than me with the swinging.
     
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    I'm cool with bragging when you do it only once, instead of some who do it repeatedly, and also when it's about something worthy to brag about.
     
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    Definitely! I just nod and listen when people brag, but I usually don't really bother with them. ^^; If they can do what they say, then I believe them. But if they're all talk and no do, then... *shrug*

    Yeah, my sister and I joke around too which to other people would seem like we're serious or bragging. :p
    It's great when you got close friends who you can fool around with, I had a few friends who I could do stuff like that with, before they got too serious and all the fun's gone. xD
     
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    @Neon
    That's basically it because if someone brags about how they're the best at something and actions don't back that up, then I call bullshit.
    I agree. It makes life even more fun though.
     
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    It's an empty bluff, I call it, haha. :p I just roll my eyes and tune those people out. ;)
     
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    That's all you can do really. Lmao.:p
     

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