Tell me what you brag about, and I’ll tell you what you lack.
My friends and I had a great discussion on Facebook regarding a BRAGGART. I was the one who started by posting this:
Bragging comes from a lack of self-confidence and a desire for external approval. Conversely, genuine modesty is a characteristic of someone who is secure with who they are. People who brag are calling attention to themselves because they don’t feel worthy of respect. It’s like wearing a sign that says “please notice me and tell me that I am special?
The discussion generated a long thread of comments and all opinions are equal. One of the comments really catches my attention which is from Jing.
Bragging – is a compensatory action to elevate ones own status or aggrandize ones own possession or endowment in an extremely obvious and exaggerated manner, due to the absence of confidence or the lack of self esteem (whichevah comes first). It believed not to be contagious but irritating to the 5 senses:
Smell – showing off too much perfume without even taking a shower.
Eyes/ Seeing – showing off loud colors and contrast and BIG BRANDs of the outfit without even thinking about the Season… yes, Season.
Hearing – babbling too much about whathaveyous, but in middle of the “babbles and FROTH” could not really stand and deliver. This is usually accompanied by an escalating gush of wind.
Touch – these type of people are highly corrosive, so it may burn your skin to a certain extent.
Taste – They are highly radioactive, so never ever lick their asses. In mild cases, there is always a “skull sign with X” on their forehead, this doesnt have to be licked nor tasted.
For your own safety, JUST STAY AWAY!!!
Below is an additional definition of a BRAGGER:
The braggart enjoys no credibility in what he/she says or proposes, unlike the truly intelligent person, who is modest and reserved. Quite the reverse, he/she dominates the conversation, not allowing others the time or opportunity to expose their own opinions, in this way depriving himself/herself of the insights of others, and onlookers the use of the word.
The braggart is not the high-spirited bon vivant that he imagines himself/herself to be. The true conversationalist is lively and brilliant in his/her ideas, moderate in his/her opinions, reserved in speaking of himself/herself, and discerning of situations. He/she takes into account the various circumstance, prudently judges persons and things, and expresses himself with goodness and tact.
In contrast, the braggart speaks in all directions at once, soon making contradictory statements. He/she violates the rules of logic in speech, plays with the truth, makes light of serious things, and ridicules acts of abnegation and sacrifice by his/her jocular tone and irreverent language. Through all his/her pores and from every word, egoism oozes from the braggart. He/she laughs at everything and dissolves the most serious topics – life and death, the sentiments of sorrow or pleasure, suffering and sacrifice – into vague notions.
The typical braggart has no authority on any topic, nor is he/she believed by anyone. Whether he/she realizes it or not, no one takes him/her seriously.
BATO-BATO SA LANGIT ANG TINAMAAN ANG NAGAGALIT!