Confidence VS Conceit
January 2, 2008 5:24pm CST
I recall back in high school there were quite a few students in the school that I just couldn't see eye to eye with. I have a very low tolerance for conceited individuals in that they think and preach that they are "all that and a bag of chips." That whole looking in the mirror or constantly asking others how you look, just doesn't agree with me. It cracks me up every time I think about how conceited people constantly blabber about themselves' and how they are so lost in their own little world that 'revolves' around them not caring about others. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a hatred for them, it's just that I believe there is a big difference between having confidence in oneself and being conceited. There is nothing wrong with agreeing to a compliment, but it crosses the line when a person starts off a compliment about themselves' never directing one to the other individual(s) in the conversation. I guess I find this intolerable because although I know my flaws and potential, I always find joy in complimenting or acknowledging others first and foremost. I think that when you care about others, others will care about you. Of course, you have to love yourself first...but just don't forget that there are other people in the world with you. Everyone is unique in their own way and people will see that whether or not you rub it in their faces. Quite frankly, if I meet someone who is stuck on themselves' to the extreme, I will look the other way; I will be blinded to their true qualities because they insist so badly on showing it off. You can be confident in yourself; happy with your looks, skills, accomplishments, etc. but don't you think being conceited draws the line and gets lonely sometimes? I am just curious as to how others feel about this. Be bless... Please note, this is not meant to offend anyone so please don't take it the wrong way.
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2 Jan 08
I agree with you, purposedriven. I have a neighbor who is all about ME, ME, ME (meaning her). She drives me crazy. No matter what topic we talk about, it goes back to being about her. I find her to be a bore, frankly. And I have a friend whose husband is constantly bragging about money, how much he spends, etc. Very materialistic. These are people who I don't like to be around.