I ask "Why?" real well. Sometimes superbly.
I've been told I have an organized mind and good powers of analysis. I also think I make killer mixtapes, but not everyone would agree.
Hey Belle, if you like dancing, "check me out".
It just seems to me like a self confident extrovert ends up with the short end of the stick. Extroverts LOVE to talk and express themselves.
But extroverts tend to run the show, especially in conversations. (I'm speaking from an introverted end of the stick, especially today for some reason. On other days I think I'm more positive.) Extroverts drive groups, and inspire people. Braggarts by definition may be doing some of that, but by definition, I think it's more self-serving than beneficent.
I first took your "brag about yourself" as encouragement, in the sense of how it might inspire others. In this sense, I think of it as "passion", i.e. a contagious kind of positive thinking.
We all have our up and down days. On the low days, I long for the high days. I want to hear more upside! (Thanks for starting this.)
"Braggarts by definition may be doing some of that, but by definition, I think it's more self-serving than beneficent." - I agree, an arrogant person only brags about themselves, and always wants to be number 1. A confident person can appreciate the qualities and achievements of other people as well as their own.
Here's one for introverts, "wrongly" (apparently) attributed to Einstein.
Even if Einstein didn't say it, it's still true.
It's OK to be realistic. It's healthy. Someone who's confident about their own abilities may be harsh in judging some other things about themselves, with equally good reason.
Good point @Belle Rose.
Perhaps us humans commonly feel threatened by others expressions of success ("bragging"), in that they feel fearful of that person's gain.
It is a selfish thing to put someone down for bragging - it is done for the benefit of self-interest. So sure, nobody minds a self-confident introvert, because it doesn't threaten anyone's social standings. Yet, once people start promoting themselves, it's a race to either talk themselves up even more, or to condemn them.
It's quite a primitive thing, don't you think?
Thanks! I've never been in a competition before but one of my sculptures was picked by my advanced ceramics teacher to be displayed for a couple months. It was a turtle shaped box, the shell was the lid. I think art is good for people.
That's amazing! I'd like to see more!
I use this stuff called sculpey, it is just like clay except for two things.
1. You can not eat, or drink off of it or smoke out of it.
2. Instead of a superheated, gas fired kiln (like for ceramic clay) is can be solidified at a low temp in the oven. Like 250 degrees.
So it's only really suited for art and design use, not so much the making of practical items. I have spent a lot of time with ceramic clay though, I can use a pottery wheel and make cups and plates. I work the sculpey with the same set of tools that I used for clay. They make colored sculpey but I use plain white then paint it my self with acrylic paint. It pretty cheap to, I get 1.75 lbs of it for about 10-12 bucks from amazon, or from the local craft store.