Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Me, cocky?

As a rule, whatever I do, some people will like me, some people will not and others will be indifferent. However, I've been doing a little of self reflection recently. This has been triggered by certain events in my life and I thought that I should reflect on it.

Some friends have been telling me that I come across as cocky. So, I thought that I'd do a quick survey and ask people what they thought. I asked the question on MSN and got quite a few answers. The results are quite telling. Yes, most people do think that I'm a cocky person. I asked myself, how did this actually come to be. So, I asked for elaboration from some people.

A close friend of mine told me that it isn't entirely dependent on me and my actions. It also depends on the other person. Nobody likes to feel inferior and I tend to make other people feel inferior. If the other person comes from a position of confidence, they will not feel inferior and probably won't find me cocky. I guess that this is generally true. As an observation, the younger people are more likely to find me cocky than the older people. So, I guess, this is possibly one reason why many of my friends here have the impression that I'm cocky. Of course, the way that I carry myself doesn't help matters much.

In general, many of my friends told me that I should tone down a bit and take it down a notch. I guess that this is fair enough. Except that I don't really know how. I guess I'll need to figure out this bit myself. Maybe, I'll start by talking less. That's probably a good place to start.

PS: Another thing that some friends have commented is that I'm cute (for various reasons). Now, that's just weird.

1 comment:

Xuan said...

I think you are the one who told me: Cute = Ugly but adorable.

Does that help?