71/365 Self-deprecation

I have a habit of calling attention to my faults rather than my merits and this has probably cost me relationships, job promotions and self-esteem. I don’t really believe what I say or write but it is easier for me to say negative things about myself than positive things. Unfortunately I think others often believe me.

7 thoughts on “71/365 Self-deprecation

  1. When I grew up, having self-esteem was called “skiting” (or bragging – a US word we learned on TV). So I can relate. Which is perhaps why I find people who do the opposite, to an extreme, to be very annoying.

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