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Old 03-15-2020, 02:22 PM   #1
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Is it okay to brag even when you are bragging about might not happen or materialise?
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Old 03-15-2020, 04:03 PM   #2
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I mean you should be proud of your accomplishments even if you let someone down.
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Old 03-15-2020, 04:26 PM   #3
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I mean you should be proud of your accomplishments even if you let someone down.

If I understand this correctly, then yes.

Even if you let someone down, if you tried to do something positive, then that's a win in my book.
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Old 03-16-2020, 12:50 AM   #4
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I personally don't like bragging. If it come up in conversation about something I have done/accomplished in the past in the form of discussion, that is not bragging.

For me, the term "bragging" is usually someone trying to make others see them as outstanding.

Eg: when I met my now EX husband in college (senior year) he bragged about his high IQ & how smart he was IN HIGH SCHOOL while in college he barely got by. His bragging came across as arrogance. It was actually one of the red flags that made me want to cancel the wedding.

Just beware how you brag because it can be a real turn-off to some people rather than impress them
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I dont see bragging as a positive so I think I am misunderstanding what you meant. Do you mean talking about yourself in a positive proud way? Or do you mean talking about yourself as a way to make others feel a certain way about you?
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Old 03-16-2020, 02:26 AM   #6
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making someone down for your accomplishments? things aren't clear to me sorry...
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People admire humble and not bragging. It’s best to let others sing your praises. But, we all should self promote as to succeed, or we will be passed over. So, there’s a fine line between being one’s own advocate and being arrogant.
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Old 03-16-2020, 07:32 AM   #8
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Is it okay to brag even when you are bragging about might not happen or materialise?
Hearing people brag has never gotten under my skin like it does for other people. Doesn't bother me. It just sounds like the person you're referring to is happy about something that may or may not eventuate. Okay. Cool!
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Old 03-25-2020, 08:53 PM   #9
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isn't bragging about something that may not happen just lying?
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