Humblebragging Doesn't Even Work

Humblebragging Doesn't Even Work

A team of Harvard Business School researchers found that honestly bragging is preferred by listeners than deceptively "humblebragging." Honestly bragging seems to be natural for people—Research shows that humans begin bragging as early as 9 months old.

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from Stuff Mom Never Told You - HowStuffWorks

Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    30-40% of our daily speech is about ourselves. (0:32)

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    Studies show people choose cities to live in and professions that sound similar to their names. (1:09)

  • 3

    Talking about ourselves activates the brain's rewards system. (1:57)

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