Hyperbole and then some

I had a fraternity brother who used to joke that when he was trying to impress a girl, he would ask her “Enough of me talking about myself, what do you think of me so far?”

Some writers, bloggers and business professionals don’t even ask that much. They launch into a sea of self serving hyperbole with the intent of telling you how great thou art.  I am thankful for Jeff Haden’s expose: Stop Using These 16 Terms to Describe Yourself.

Haden reminds us, “The way we describe ourselves is critical to making a good first impression.”  Maybe we should send this list direct to Lake Superior State University, so they can ban all these words next January 1st?  Check them out and see which words you use and abuse: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130117141235-20017018-stop-using-these-16-terms-to-describe-yourself

 

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