Keep Your Mouth Shut: 9 Things That You Should Never Brag About

May 10, 2013 ‐ By Kendra Koger


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.

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  • Ladybug94

    I’ve always been a tight lipped person. I just don’t talk about anything and it works for me.

  • Miss D

    It’s ok to share accomplishments, but there’s no need to go on and on and brag. I have a friend who always used to gloat about her success in college, even saying underhandedly that I was a lazy student because I wasn’t involved in as many activities like she was. Everything she ever did in school was had to be broadcasted online or in person.

    Fast forward 8 years, we have both graduated from college, I am working and she is unemployed. The irony.

  • Shay n Scrappy 4 ever! Lmao

    The spending on clothes n what not… What if its bragging about how little you spent on a good amount of clothes????

  • FromUR2UB

    Nope, you didn’t forget a thing. The last one is something my mother used to say. Anyway, the only times bragging is appropriate are on a resume’, during a job interview, or during playful banter between friends and family. Otherwise, it’s just crass. People understand that when it comes to financial matters or material possessions. But, many seem to think having a good relationship is cause for bragging. No; still tacky, and it will usually come back to bite.

  • ChiTown Princess

    Few years back, my cousin bragged about how her iPhone was better than my phone (which was a RAZR) and I was like “whatever” A week later, her phone got stolen while she was on the train and I told her you must been showing off how powerful your phone was on the train that the thief wanted it. Plus I don’t discus my s3x life with my husband to my anyone, that’s a HUGE no no!

  • kb

    Geez we didn’t just fall of the turnip truck! The only thing I didn’t know about by 20 is not letting women in on your business w/your man, I guess we all have to learn that the hard way! Oh and it’s ok to brag about the price when you got a great deal 😉

  • Ashley

    I learned my lesson the hard way about talking to your “friends” about your boyfriend. My best friend tried to sleep with my boyfriend. Obviously she wasn’t a true friend becuz true friends don’t do that

  • Ms. Kameria

    Forget bragging. Some of these things are shameful enough that shouldn’t even be talked about.