- Replying to compliments with self-deprecating “jokes.” It’s only funny the first few times. After that, you look as if you’re inviting people to your pity party, and they will try to contribute with more compliments, which makes things all the more pitiful.
What I’m glad I stopped doing:
- Saying “sorry” all the time, especially when I have to change plans. My time is just as valuable as anyone else’s (unless I’m being an indecisive turd. Then yeah, that warrants a “sorry”).