Humble bragging sucks. People mostly hate humble braggers but wait , what exactly is humble bragging?
Humble bragging, as the name suggests, is plain old bragging veiled in the form of a complaint or a joke. You are bragging while trying to appear modest to the world.
Here is an example –
“I was just invited as a chief guest at prestigious XYZ event and I have been invited as a chief guest at another prestigious XYZ event. So sad! I am always so busy man.”
Now if you are able to relate yourself with this activity, there is a good reason you should stop doing it. Why? Because research says people hate you.
In a recent study, the reaction of a set of people to a brag, complain and a humble brag was evaluated . Researchers found that people liked the complaints the most and humble bragging the least.
So if you don’t want people to dislike you, stop bragging while trying to appear modest.