Random Kendra Anecdote: In high school I had a continuous flirtation with this guy since our freshman year. It was pretty harmless, but it was definitely something to look forward to whenever we had a class together. Our senior year he approached me on a Monday after I had a massive shopping spree that weekend and said: ”Is that a new outfit? You look really nice in it.” I was beaming, but for some reason instead of saying thank you, I said: ”It cost [this much].” His smile slowly faded and he gave me the side eye and was like: “Oookay…” Feeling his uneasiness I proceeded to name each and every new item that I had one and tell him the monetary value of it while internally I was yelling at myself “Shut up! Stop talking! For the love of God, go sit down somewhere!!”
Honestly, I STILL, to this day, do not understand why I did it, but I do know that that was the end of our harmless flirting.
I said all that to say this: We live in a day and age where you’re supposed to be vocal about your accomplishments, however, there are a few things that if you seem to want to broadcast about yourself is going to turn people off. So, learn from my poor example and let’s examine these things.