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A kind of bug

© Miles Rost

When someone asks you to describe yourself, what do you focus on? Your achievements, personality, character? We often regard ‘me’ people as egocentric, narcissistic or show-offs.

Yet, we usually undervalue our successes and we don’t give ourselves the credit we deserve. We don’t promote ourselves enough. And it is usually only when we hear others talking (positively) about us that we truly realise how much we’ve accomplished. When we view ourselves in the eyes of the right people, we comprehend the greatness we’re capable of.

But in the end, it’s all marketing: you’re either a ladybug or simply a bug.

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12 thoughts on “A kind of bug

  1. Projecting yourself with neither over-zealousness nor self-deprecation is a fine line.

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  2. I think extroverts have an easier time promoting themselves than introverts.

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  3. There’s a fine line between descibing oneself in a positive way and boasting. The latter rarely achieves the required result! An interesting take indeed.

    Here’s mine!

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  4. An interesting take. Sadly, too many false trumpeteers ruin the fun.

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  5. A clever take on the prompt. Well done.

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  6. Wise words, it is about having the confidence to blow your own trumpet and present a great tune.

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