Well, I am one
of those who like to boast about myself. I enjoy
speaking to others and boasting about my
achievements. People say I have 'a big mouth',
but I think I have the 'gift of the gab'. My
neighbourhood thinks that I am boastful and
exaggerative, but they forget to realize that I
have the potential of mesmerizing an audience
with my words and make them listen attentively
to whatever I blabber. In brief I think I'll
make a great speaker. After all 'a big mouth'
has to speak some 'big words' that can leave a
deep impact on others.
People often enjoy a spicy menu to a bland preparation. In a similar manner, people tend to enjoy my spicy versions on any topic that I speak about - be it about myself or about some amazing place that I visited or may be just gossip. 'Me and my big mouth' always tends to draw attention, as people show more interest in other peoples' affairs than their own. Although at times I speak more than what is required and 'spill the beans' in turn.
As opposed to the general perception that capability need not be boasted about and that one should not 'beat the drums' about his/her achievements; I strongly believe that bragging at times is a positive quality. It makes you get noticed and brings one into the much-wanted limelight. Though you may be brandished as a 'bragger' by the common gentry it does not really matter as long as people come to know your real worth and potential. Trying to reach the platform of fame with the help of 'a big mouth' can get you into unnecessary trouble as well. I fell into trouble at times for saying things that should not have been said or for exaggerating too much and then getting caught foolishly in trying to flaunt a display of knowledge. Despite the negativity, having 'the gift of the gab' is an effective way to introduce yourself to others who may not be aware of your real worth or capabilities otherwise.
Have you ever attended an interview as a job applicant? If so, then you must have seen that how the interviewers ask you to introduce yourself. Sometimes, they also ask you to speak about yourself for about five minutes. Do you belittle yourself on such occasions? Certainly not! On the contrary, we praise and brag about ourselves and about our achievements at the interview. So you see there is no harm in boasting about oneself, as long as you do it well!