How Self Deprecation Sabotages YouEpisode 9
are you poking fun at yourself?
Poking fun at yourself, or self-deprecation is a behaviour that harms your ability to make a good impression, especially if you are making jokes about your intelligence, skills or even appearance.
The Little Shot is here to build your communication in lots of little shots until you become a Big Shot communicator (in the nicest possible way), so I hope you find this episode affirming.
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How Self Deprecation Sabotages YouEpisode 8
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Remember, how you talk about yourself directly impacts your ability to form strong impression.
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Owens, T.J. (1993) Accentuate the positive-and the negative: Rethinking the use of self-esteem, self-deprecation, and self-confidence. Social Psychology Quarterly, 288-299.
Michael O’Donnell, Minah Jung, and Clayton Critcher (2016) ,”The Potential Benefits and Pitfalls of Poking Fun At Yourself: Self-Deprecating Humor As Impression Management”, in NA – Advances in Consumer Research Volume 44, eds. Page Moreau and Stefano Puntoni, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 201-206. https://www.acrwebsite.org/volumes/1022568/volumes/v44/NA-44
Ziv, A. (1984) Personality and sense of humor, Springer Pub Co.
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