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Bragging.
Posted 1/19/15 , edited 1/24/15
boast1/bōst/
verb
talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one's achievements, possessions, or abilities.
(of a person, place, or thing) possess (a feature that is a source of pride).
noun


This thread is about some of the pretentious drivel ppl say in order to get liked, promoted, laid, etc.

It is not about phonies or hypocrites(those threads exist), but about the obnoxious posturing done by people to the point that it's accepted, even encouraged. Under the guise of being assertive, bragging has become a resume of sorts.

So, what do you think? Discuss.
Posted 1/19/15 , edited 1/19/15
if you got it, flaunt it

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GayAsianBoy wrote:

if you got it, flaunt it




Damn right!
Posted 1/19/15 , edited 1/24/15
Nah, bragging is stupid honestly. Keep it to yourself.

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You will never see me bragging, I am a very humble person. In fact, I am the most humble person on the planet, in the universe, no in the multiverse! I am so humble that God bows down to my humbleness. I am too modest to brag, because I am cool. I'm the most modest person you know. I never brag, because bragging is for idiots. I'm good at no bragging, I am the best! If you think you can beat me in not bragging, you got another thing coming.
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I generally disliking boasting unless it's said jokingly. Hell I'm one of those people who never even remotely compliments themselves seriously because then I feel like a massive dick. People always say I'm talking myself down, but I'd prefer that over acting like a self-centred twat. Heck, I even feel sort of bad for pointing this out since it's almost like I'm bragging about how humble I am, but truth be told I think I've seen more humble people than people who brag.
Posted 1/19/15

PeripheralVisionary wrote:

You will never see me bragging, I am a very humble person. In fact, I am the most humble person on the planet, in the universe, no in the multiverse! I am so humble that God bows down to my humbleness. I am too modest to brag, because I am cool. I'm the most modest person you know. I never brag, because bragging is for idiots. I'm good at no bragging, I am the best! If you think you can beat me in not bragging, you got another thing coming.


That's nothing compared to me. I've got lots of things to brag about, but I just don't talk about it because I don't see the point. So what if I'm friends with celebrities? So what if I get scouted for magazine modelling on a monthly basis? The fact that my uncle was an Olympian has nothing to do with my worth as an individual. I'm going to be studying at one of the top universities in the world this year, and it daunts me to imagine how many insecure braggarts I'm going to meet.
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Posted 1/19/15 , edited 1/19/15
If someone wants to brag about a major accomplishment, why shouldn't they?

As long as they are not bragging about something that will embarrass another person (for example, a guy bragging about having sex with a specific girl).

People are allowed to be proud of themselves; When I used to get A's on my physics tests, I used to brag a bit, I bragged because of how hard I worked and how elated I was at the fact I did so well.

Did I brag because I wanted attention? of-course not, I was simply so happy and impressed with myself, the only way I could re-act was to vocalize my happiness.

There is nothing wrong with bragging as long as you are not bragging as a way to demean others or be vicious towards someone else.

Every human being has a right to brag about their accomplishments; If it upsets you so much, why dont you go accomplish something so you can brag as-well.
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Not to brag, but I don't brag...
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Posted 1/19/15
It's perfectly possible that you will meet a person with no ego who is simply a god among men and is stating some facts, of course. There's nothing wrong with bragging, but bragging all the time is almost always a symptom of other personality problems- nothing wrong with having some personality problems, but not everyone gets along with jerks.

Braggarts are narcissists- nothing wrong with that as long as you keep in mind that they will always put themselves first and any action that appears to be contrary to this nature are consistently cynical and self-serving. They tend to have an overly positive view of themselves and a similarly unrealistically negative view of the people around them, so tend not to be good team players. Braggarts also tend to be good liars.
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I have never lost a match on the old Mortal Kombat (I, II & III), my friends know this and say 'You're just born to play games ain't ya' and I'm not just gonna be like 'nahh I ain't that good' I just smile because damn right I'm fucking amazing. I remember my friends older brother, he played it regularly still today and he was going on about how good he was, so he challenged me with the snes already setup, (at this point, I hadn't played once in like 5 years), and I destroyed him 5 matches in a row. He was just looking down at his control like 'something must be wrong' no bitch the only thing wrong here is you challenged me to a game I first played when I was 3 year old mwahahaha mwahhahaa ahha aha ha ha ha.

I do show off a bit but it don't bother my friends because when we play together (like BF4) they know they can count on me. So I always have this pressure on me to play good. It's the same with mmorpgs ( I ain't played one in ages though), I tend to get very good at PvP, make a few videos on youtube, become really hated because I have this (I'm good and I don't give a fuck attitude), but it's all fun at the end of the day.

Like this one time I'm farming away killing stuff, 3 guys in the same guild, obviously in a party came near my spot. Slowly but surely they pushed into my spot and started taking everything. The noob even had the audacity to tell ME to leave. I turned on PK and rekt all 3 of them. Then they return only this time with there guild leader lmao, he comes up to me (he's mounted on a horse) and he's all like "What is the meaning of this, surely we can all share" so I fucking killed him to xDDDDDD

Later that day they all went on forum crying about how I was hacking you could tell they was mad from all the spelling errors. This is just one of many little stories I've left in my wake lmao, but as I said, it's something even they can look back on and remember it as being funny / drama / interesting etc.
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Posted 1/19/15 , edited 1/19/15
Sometimes it's not a brag, it's just there.
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Posted 1/19/15
Bragging is like telling a joke.

"There's a time and place for everything..."
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Posted 1/19/15
"Pride cometh before a Fall".

I prefer to be relatively unknown. Less so than previously. I used to hate having people know what I could do or how quick I could do it, or how much I knew. The less they knew, and the more I seemed harmless and... not stupid... but "ignorant", the better adept I was at getting results that I wanted.

Problem is eventually people kinda start glossing you over and don't respect you because they think you're relatively worthless, despite having position and power. Then it gets irritating.

I still prefer having frontmen and "puppets" to take the spotlight off me, but yeah...

Definitely a "power behind the scenes" sort of person.

Bragging and pride though, I have little use for, and there is little I love more than seeing someone full of vanity and false glory, and watching them castrated and their legs cut off at the knees.

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Posted 1/19/15
Hey, I'm not gonna lie. I brag from time to time. And a lot of the time I don't catch myself doing it. You just have to not let it become a habit.
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