You’re better off shamelessly bragging instead of humblebragging

We’ve talked about “humblebragging” before. It’s when someone brags, almost always on social media, but tries to disguise it as a negative thing. For instance, “Ugh, 13 people told me I looked hot today. So annoying!”

If that’s something you do, you should stop, because according to a new study, people really hate humblebragging! In fact, the researchers found that we react more negatively to humblebrags than we do to people who just come right out and brag.

So the next time you want to post something like, “I’m so sick of getting carded when I buy beer! I’m 35!” just write, “I look young.” Otherwise, you’ll be posting stuff that nobody will see, because you won’t have any friends left.


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