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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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