I know this lady. She is kind in a syrupy way. She is genuine-I think. Well, she is a decent person, but I think when it comes down to it, she is out for she and her kid over anyone, but pretends to be a bend over backwards kind of person when she clearly is not. She embellishes a lot and boasts about how many opportunities her daughter has, but it is always important to stay humble.
She smiles in a contagious way and makes everyone she meets feel warm and fuzzy. She is the best person I have ever seen at making someone feel like whatever she is saying, is 100 percent from the heart, when her motives always seem to be to get them on her side in order to have a leg up on other people. She acts like she has super close relationships with anyone in charge.
She wants to be a person that knows more. She likes to act like she always knows what is going on when she clearly does not. She is a humble-bragger. When I saw this term in a book I instantly thought of this person. I can’t say that I hate her, or completely dislike her. But my daughter and I want to say things to her to compete with her in some way just to see how she will try to “one-up” us next.
I don’t understand why people like that are not called out more for their b.s. People have to know that she is not exactly down to earth, not when she is so sugary sweet with every word. People are not like that in real life. If they are, they have to be medicated.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am a good person. I can even be super sweet. But I am real, to the core. I can’t fake my feelings about a situation. I can’t pretend to be interested in people in order to get something out of a situation. Nor do I speak about every opportunity that I or my child are offered or have come across.
For one thing, I have learned that not everyone is happy for you. I have also learned that sometimes speaking about things will come to bite you in the behind. I let this person know about some opportunities for my child and lo and behold, she schmoozed her way into them too. Hence, I have to see and hear about her crap on a regular basis.
This weekend, we are going to an important gig that will give my kid great experience and also put her in front of some important people in the acting world. Guess who is going to the same place the first chance she gets? You guessed it-the humble-bragger. She will then tell everyone that her kid was personally invited and that Steven Spielberg was there and complimented her child and thought about doing a movie specifically for her child.
How do I deal with someone like this? The constant covert competition, embellishing and talking about how fabulous her kid is grating on my nerves, especially when her kid doesn’t take the craft seriously and cannot even carry a tune. I know it is not Christian of me, but I would love to read her and tell her the truth about everything. I would love to tell her to stop being delusional and to stop pretending that they are someone who they really are not. I want to tell her to stop discussing how important humility is when she doesn’t even begin to know what it means.
Sorry, I am venting tonight. This whole humble-bragger term was super funny when I saw it. But the more I think about this person and how transparent she is with her crap, the more I got annoyed.