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Conceit, can it be good?
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Posted 11/3/07 , edited 11/7/07
The teacher I have quoted for this thread is indeed, the exact same one whom I quoted for the "Is our access to advanced technology making us lazy and dumb" thread.

Anywho, quoting my 11th grade English teacher yet again.

"Going to high school in the 1960's, which was the decade of slogan buttons, I often wore one that read, "Yes I'm conceited, I have a right to be", when people told me I was a fine looking young man, I told them "I know I am", When I was a sniper in special forces, I strongly believed my detachment was the best choice for the missions we received, and I also believed I was the best sniper operating in the field, Right now, I believe that I'm the best English teacher you have ever had.

Why do I bring this up?, because about 70 to 90% of the US population is walking around with less self esteem then they should have, just for the sake of seeming modest or unconceited, Some people have told me to my face that I have a God complex and that I'm conceited, and I ask you, what is so wrong with that?"

He was a very wise man, my question to you is.....

Do you think conceit can be good or bad?
What do you think of conceited people?
Or, the state of being conceited itself?
Would you say that you were/are conceited?
What do you have Excessive Pride (conceit) in?


To tell you the truth, despite my albinism, I'm a bit conceited. In my own personal opinion, I am the hottest looking male albino I have ever seen, I've looked all over the internet for pictures of my kind. So far I haven't seen a better looking albino dude, I'm so confident in this belief, that I'd challenge any of you to find one who looks better than I. During the day I can't help but sneak a look at myself in every mirror or reflective surface I walk across. I even look better then the few albino actors there are in Hollywood, I'm starting to believe I could even compete with normal guys.

Some of you may be thinking I'm a bit of a pompous jerk right now, but to tell you the truth, I actually NEEDED the conceit I have, I grew up thinking I was a lesser being then normal people, My peers ridiculed me badly growing up, to the point where I could barely look at myself in the mirror because I believed I was ugly and deformed. But as I got older and puberty did it's damage and passed, and I had made it into high school. People started to compliment me on my albinistic features, such as my hair, skin and eyes, and females even started to flirt with me, which was awesome
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Albinos are cool. I'd love to have white hair, pale skin and red eyes. XD

On topic, I would probably try to separate the definitions of conceit and narcissism.

I think a lot of people have low self-esteem because they do not want a challenge. If somebody were to say "I am the hottest person within a 2km radius" (ok stupid example), you would not only be inviting others to persuade you that you aren't, but you would be suggesting that everybody else is somehow inferior in some way.

Narcissism is probably the most punished form of conceit. It not only degrades those around you, but tells others that you judge their appearance against your own.

Society frowns down upon elitism. Simply, because nobody wants to be degraded. Right now you are suggesting that every other albino male who has had a photo posted on the internet are less attractive than you are.

ohwell I accept ur challenge. post pics plz so i can make an informed decision.
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^Well in my own opinion I'm more attractive
Narcissim is way too extreme a word, that's a whole other ballpark
Those guys actually believe the world revolves around them

I'll post pics soon.
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Being a bit conceited can give you more self esteem, which I think is a good thing.

I just don't like it when people talk to others like they're lesser beings but I guess that would be narcissism or egotism, not conceit.
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Wall of text crits you for 9999 damage!
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Posted 11/4/07
works for me all the time...got to be confident but not to the point where all must worship you
Posted 11/4/07
im a concieted asshole and i have no problem with that.
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Posted 11/4/07
It is okay if you really have something to be conceit.
Posted 11/4/07
Do you think conceit can be good or bad?
it can be both

What do you think of conceited people?
depending on what are they conceited in, they are either just saying the truth or stating their opinion

Or, the state of being conceited itself?
well, being conceited is not necessarily a bad thing, but it can be ex. you think you're the best person alive is possibly the most ignorant thing you can say

Would you say that you were/are conceited?
no

What do you have Excessive Pride (conceit) in?
n/a
Posted 11/4/07
I don't see what's wrong with feeling good about yourself and vocalizing it. I know I'm pretty so why should I keep it a secret?
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why hide things? show it.. except when you know you're gonna get in trouble for it.. hehhee
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I hate conceited people. Confident people are good. Over confidence is a bitch. Its bordering on Narcissism if not already crossed into its boundary. I am not conceited obvious seeing how I hate it. I know my strength and weaknesses. I know whose better or worse than me. I just say the truth usually no matter how bad it sounds.

The only time I might be if I was using it jokingly. There no point in talking to conceited people cause they usually think they can get away with anything just because they think/know they are either not notch in looks or the knowledge department. But more often then not, they come off looking like a bigger idiot than they already am.
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yeahh soo im conceited.. actually show people who you really are.. like straight up..
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Posted 11/4/07
im good looking. i know it. i show it. and i thank my parents for making life great when i look in the mirror =-D.my parents r rich.im amazing at the sport i play.i have a 3.5 gpa . ive dress great. i have an awesome personality. girls like me. i love life =-D.

<3

is it ok?
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