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Describing Yourself Badly

What to say when asked to talk about yourself.

Inscribed in temple of the Ancient Greek god of oracles is the phrase Nosce Te Ipsum, “Know Thyself”.

The strangest way to describe oneself is to talk about the things that are wrong about you. To start out a date by telling the other person that you have a tendency to be moody, or that you have no substance, or that you are a boring person is bizarre. It shows a glaring lack of self-esteem to talk about yourself as if you were unworthy of…

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