do you usually boast for things you are GOING to get or things that you have already

@Renhard (3480)
Jamaica
December 27, 2010 8:46am CST
Tell me if you are or are not like this. I am the type of person that usually boast about the things I am going to get. Like if my someone promise me something, I usually boast that I'm going to get it. But if I already have something you won't hear me say a thing about it. Are you like that? Now what gets me really upet now is when I get promise something and I don't get it. That gets me real angry. So tell me about your self and if you are/ are not like me? Do not leave out any details. All is welcome.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
27 Dec 10
I'm not the type to ever boast about anything. If I'm getting something I will keep it to myself and once I get it I still keep it to myself. I only say something if someone asks me about something I got or received. Boasting to me is bragging and I don't like any part of that. Its really being very shallow to me has a person so I stay away from it. When my significant other starts to do that I either say something to him about it or just walk away because to me its just a very bad trait to have.
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@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
27 Dec 10
So what are you saying? You never ever boast? I believe that is a lie. So when all that excitement builds up in you, what do you do? Keep it to yourself? You are amazing i, I can't believe you can manage to do that.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
27 Dec 10
i DON'T THINK IT'S VERY NICE OF U TO CALL lELIN A LIAR.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
27 Dec 10
Thank you Antiquelady so much! As for Renhard I'm not lying. I think boasting is bragging and I DON'T do it. I again think its not a good trait to have. Its like you are bragging because you have something better then someone else. I think that is tacky. In fact if someone says something about something I have that may be nice I get embrassessed by it.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
27 Dec 10
No, i am not like that and will never be. I hate boasting and gloating. It tend to make my temper flare. If someone promise me something and they break that promise, so be it. I won't trust them again, but i won't get angry or throw a tantrum about it. You should learn who to trust and whom to believe in life. TATA.
@krajibg (11939)
• Guwahati, India
27 Dec 10
Saphy, just have a look, somewhere in the inner races of your unconscious self...there could be lying this thing.....very harmless like you....may be...
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
27 Dec 10
But what if it was someone close to you that promise it. Someone like your mother or father or even your older siblings. The idea is don't promise me that you are going to get something if you honestly know there is a possibility that you aren't going to get it. I really hate when people do such things. It really upset me. I would prefer you to say that I will TRY to get you something rather than I WILL or I PROMISE to get you something. Do it that way atleast I won't feel so bad if you did not get it, actually I wouldn't feel bad at all if you said that small word, TRY. For the boasting thing now. Everybody boast, every single person in this world. Just that some people boast at different times. Well I am just the type of person that talks a lot about things I'm going to get. Eg. If you are going to put me in a big business to make money, you will hear I start to boast that me soon be rich or something like that or me soon have money to spend. But when I actually start get money, you won't hear me mention about it at all. That is what I mean.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
27 Dec 10
krajibg, i have learned a long time ago not to trust anyone on promises. Not that harmless, though. But thanx. As for you. That is life. It could have been unintentional or something happened that that promise had to be broken. It happens. It cannot be that bad can it? I don't boast. It is a waste of good energy. One thing. Never boast when you have money or make a lot of money, that is every business man's biggest downfall and it's disgusting as well.
@krajibg (11939)
• Guwahati, India
27 Dec 10
Hi Renhard, The feeling of being some one particular is inherent in human beings. Just reflect who does not want to be special in one or the other field? This implies the pride element is there. However we can suppress them and let not interfere in our day today life but universally it is there. And those who say "No" are not telling the truth. In my case I am not that type of person to boast around like so many others. I try to make it something that did not happen at all.
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
27 Dec 10
I need a translator in the house. I can't really grasp much of what you are saying. I caught some of it though. And you seem to see that everybody has to boast just that some do it in different environment and different time.
@krajibg (11939)
• Guwahati, India
27 Dec 10
It is simple. We are human beings and not God. Hence the sense of being what you are always there provided you have something to take pride in. I hope you got my point now.
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
27 Dec 10
Yes I get it now but seriously, why did you talk like that the first time? Are you a pastor or something? Really now.
@celticeagle (118286)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Dec 10
Well, to begine with I don't have a 'my someone' and he never promised me anything when I did. He wasn't a planner, but a doer. He just went out and got my opal ring and the love birds he got. I would rather just have my someone get me something out of the blue than to talk about what they are going to get and then have it never happen. Surprise me don't heckle me!
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
28 Dec 10
But I would surprise my girl also. But what if the thing is not for you and its for him. Should he just get it and no word of it from him?
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@celticeagle (118286)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Dec 10
Unless it is a large ticket item and should be discussed I would just get it and surprise the other person. Rarely do people dislike surprises. Most love them! If they don't then there is something wrong.
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
30 Dec 10
I guess your right on that one. Everyone like surprises. Too bad when I get a surprise I don't usually act surprise like how most people usually do. It sometimes kinda spoil the surprise though.
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• United States
27 Dec 10
I use to be like this and no longer am. I suppose the bumps in life have given me a loss in being excited with anything I get. Although I have a really wonderful boyfriend, who by the way never ceases to amaze in all he does for me. However my bad experiences jump in at first wondering what could the motive be. I am learning to simply be appreciative and thank the person no matter what it is.
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
28 Dec 10
The only people I usually see act like that are old people. Are you old? Just wondering.
• United States
28 Dec 10
LOL, far from it. ahahaha.. wonder no more. Too funny..
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
30 Dec 10
You sure you ain't lieing. I'm using my phone now so I don't really feel in the mood to go through so much trouble of checking your profile.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
28 Dec 10
to be honest, most of the time I boasted what I am going to get, I didn't get it that's why I don't trust people easily, or their promises I will say I have it, when I have it, not that I will sometimes it's not the person, it's something beyond their control
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
28 Dec 10
I'm just like that and that is what cause me to hate when people promise me things and it don't come through. If you are going to get me something and you want to tell me, its better to just say you are going to TRY to get it but don't say you promise to get me it or something like that. Because if I don't get it and you promise I will be very upset with you.
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
28 Dec 10
some people don't value keeping promises that's why if they break promises to me once I will break my promises to them in the future, and I never regret it if they break their promises because something beyond control happened then I can forgive them, although I won't value their promises anymore
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
30 Dec 10
Wow that seems harsh but I think it is necessary. If you break your promise with me I will intentionally break it with you and I will not feel anything in me. I don't care. What you do to others you will expect to b done to you. That's how I also see life. But seriously if you can't keep a promise, don't make it.
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@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
27 Dec 10
I am not like you. I am the humble type. I mean, when someone promised me to give me something. I do not boast it that he/she will have to give me that thing. Same is through when I got or receive that thing, I would be thankful and grateful, yet I do not boast it.
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
27 Dec 10
So let me get something straight here. Are you saying you never ever boast? Is that what you really are saying. Do you expect me to believe that.
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@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
28 Dec 10
I am also speaking straight in here my friend. Yes, I am not a boastful person because I am not also a materialistic one. If you promised to give me something, I do not put too much in mind that I "must" get it nor pressure that person to give me what he promised. If he gives it, then that is very much appreciated. If he does not, it is also fine. Of course, a little disappointed, but I never boast it that he has to give it.
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
30 Dec 10
So I understand you aren't a boastful person but what if someone close to you told you that they were going to give you something. But let's say that thing is something you have always wanted but you just couldn't find the money to buy it. Let I give that thing a name, let's say it is a car. And you always wanted a car but just couldn't afford it. You can afford to maintain it but not to buy it. And someone close to you told you that you are going to get it. Wouldn't you be over excited? Maybe excited so much that you start to talk about a lot to people close to you(boasting). Do you think I'm getting the meaning of boasting mixed up?
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• Estonia
27 Dec 10
I can't say I'm boasting... I like to discuss the things I am going to get in the nearest future with my friends. That way I can get some useful recommendations for buying the item, because some of my friends may already have this item and know what is good. And sometimes I also see, that my friends are curious about some things, so I introduce the item to them, in case they want to learn more about it. It's common in our group, we often exchange opinions about different products.
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
28 Dec 10
Oh I understand what you mean. That does not seem like boasting at all. That's just sharing opinions. When I'm boasting I usually ask something like this, my uncle is going to buy me a game but I have money to buy that same game so what should I buy with the money instead like how my uncle is going to buy the game instead. Do you classify that as boasting?
• Estonia
28 Dec 10
Well, hard to say, doesn't look like too much boasting for me :D
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
1 Jan 11
Are you sure because I thought that was boasting. Oh well I guess maybe I'm just misunderstanding the concept of boasting.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
1 Jan 11
I am not keen on boasting in any shape or form because I find it a little irritating when others do it. I like to voice what my desires are and I only show precious things to my close friends but never big note myself because I find that a little irritating too! I hope all your desires come true Renhard...
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
1 Jan 11
Am I misunderstanding things? Do you classify this as me being a boastful person: is not every time when I am going to get something I boast. Its only a FEW times but I never ever boast when I have got the thing. Also when I am boasting I might say something like this, "my uncle is going to buy me a game system, omg and I was saving for it already. What should I do with the money I save. Should I buy an ipod touch or a different game system or maybe a phone or maybe both". Do you called that boasting or what?
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
2 Jan 11
I can't call you boastful Renhard because I have not met you personally...My comment was a general one...I am sure you a very nice!
@Mayuko (1272)
• United States
27 Dec 11
I wouldn't consider it boasting, but I do sometimes tell my sister about things I'm going to get. Like when I order things online, I'll sometimes go and her and tell her about it. But I don't show off or throw it in her face or anything like that. I don't like to boast at all really.
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
27 Dec 11
Well i don't consider that boasting either. What I want you to majorly concern about is when someone else promise you something. Not when you buy something and waiting on it but when someone else promise you it. Do you find yourself telling everybody that you soon get this or you soon get that? Do you understand where I am going?
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
27 Dec 11
I am not like you.I rarely boast and worse I dont boast on something anyone promises me because situations are very fickle and can change in an instant especially in the times of recessions.Consequently I prefer the bird in hand to the two in the bushes.I mean someone may have the good intentions of giving you the thing her or she has promised but some emergency comes up and diverts the funds that he/she had earmarked to get you the gift.
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
27 Dec 11
I know that is why I personally don't like when someone promise me something because anytime its a promise, I always really look forward to it. i prefer to be surprised with something, that way I will have no clue I will get thus my hopes wont be up about anything.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
5 Jan 11
I don't talk about things too much until I have them, what's the point if the getting falls thru?
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
27 Dec 11
Well that is the whole point of this post. But sometimes you are too overwhelmed and happy and just can't seem to calm down.
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
31 Dec 10
I've actually never been one to boast about either the things that I know that I am going to be getting or those things that I've already got. The reason for that is that I was brought up to not be a braggard and therefore I don't like to boast about anything. In fact, the majority of people that I know weren't even aware of the fact that I had a scholarship for college because I didn't ever want to make anyone feel inferior to myself.
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
1 Jan 11
So there isn't even one person that you would boast to? Maybe your boyfriend or someone close to you. Not even one person. I know you might be grown up in a good way but I don't expect u to don't deviate from that manner not even a bit.
@SimpleBB (1332)
• Philippines
28 Dec 10
Well, of course I feel proud when someone feels like giving me something. I'm spreading the news not in a manner of boasting it but making proud of the giver's generosity. And I usually do this when I already had that something that has been promised to me for it will make me a liar or conceited if announcing it even without having it yet. So better show it off when it is already in our hands. But I don't expect anything even if it has been promised as long as it has not been given to me yet. Because sometimes it happens to me that much more I want to give something to someone, but in unavoidable reason I could not keep my promise. So I'm hopeful that they would also understand the situation.
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
30 Dec 10
Then I want to know why do you promise people if you know that sometimes you won't be able to keep that promise. Why didn't you just go with the method of surprise. That way if you didn't actually get that gift the person wouldn't know and thus no one will feel upset.
@derek_a (10902)
28 Dec 10
I don't think it is wise for a person to break promises and I can understand why people get angry and I have felt that myself also. But I know it doesn't bring me much happiness to stay angry, so I just have to let it go.. Easier said thant done though! But if we can laugh at ourselves, then life is so much easier._Derek
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
28 Dec 10
I find it very hard to laugh after that type of situation. If it happens I will tend to treat the person a bit different and I will never feel like to ask that person for anything again.
@meuji100 (198)
• Philippines
28 Dec 10
I'm like you. I usually boast about things I am going to get. I like to tell people that I'm going to get this thing. It sometimes feel ashamed if I didn't get the thing. So I just boast about the thing when I've already gotten it. In that way I don't get ashamed if I didn't get the stuff.
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
28 Dec 10
Well you will never hear me boast about things that I have already. I am just afraid too much people will be interested in it then. And maybe some people would want to borrow and if you refuse to lend then they will claim that you are mean. And if you do lend them then there is a possibility that it will be destroyed.
@jennbart (1332)
• Philippines
28 Dec 10
No, I am not like this. I get excited about the thought of it but really not expect to get what I am promised to get. My thoughts on this is what if I boast about it and dont get it? Its kind of shameful. People might say "you said you are going to get blah blah.. can I see it?" and if I dont have it.. what can I show them? nothing! so, its pretty embarrassing. I would rather people see me using it and not saying about it. Atleast, you have it than talking about it.
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
28 Dec 10
Lol. That is usually what happen to me. I usually boast about it but don't get it. But I don't usually feel embarrass. I'm just usually upset with the person who break their promise but the few persons that I boasted to before can't make me feel no way at all.
@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
27 Dec 10
To boast for something is a kind of expression like you are excited to have one thing or you had a new thing. And that is natural to a happy person. But there are things that is not good in telling something that you have in yourself like exaggeration. Sometimes others misunderstood what we feel. Others thinking that being exaggerated and too much excitement misinterpreted us. They say we are boastful. Anyway I am not much like that. I accept the sometimes i am so excited to one thing but i know how to control this feelings. Most of the time i tell my inner feelings to my husband or to someone close to me.
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
28 Dec 10
That is like me. I usually tell it to very close persons. But I don't usually do it often either. Its only a few time you will ever hear me boast so you can't classify me as a boastful person.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
27 Dec 10
i DON'T CONSIDER myself to be a boastful person at all. To be honest i don't care to be around people who do that. I'm very thankful for all i have.
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
28 Dec 10
You are confusing what I said. I didn't ask if you are a boastful person. Is not everybody who boast is a boastful person. Boastful persons are those who boast in excess. I boast but I'm not a boastful person.
@wonga94 (218)
• Singapore
27 Dec 10
Hi Renhard! I am like you. I mean, it isn't wrong to tell people how lucky you are. People who says that you love boasting about things you have or things that you already have, they are just probably jealous of the things you have in life and want it for themselves too. I hate people who make promises and don't keep their word because it makes me feel excited about something and when they break it, i get terribly disappointed. When one makes a promise, they should do everything within their means to keep it and get it done.
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
27 Dec 10
Are you sure you aren't my twin? Wow you said it perfectly like how I would say it. I don't even have anything to add to that.