“Stop bragging. It annoys people.” –Science

You Call It “Self-Exuberance”; I Call It “Bragging”

[P]eople overestimate the extent to which recipients of their self-promotion will feel proud of and happy for them, and underestimate the extent to which recipients will feel annoyed…Because people tend to promote themselves excessively when trying to make a favorable impression on others, such efforts often backfire, causing targets of self-promotion to view self-promoters as less likeable and as braggarts

More at PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
Asking about the other person, showing genuine interest, requesting advice, and other tips for staying out of “Braggart’s Jail” HERE

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