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Bragging and Grandiosity

  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

Bragging is vanity on display. It occurs when a person refers to himself or his actions in excessively positive or grandiose terms. Bragging is much like praising; however, praise is offered to someone over whom the praiser claims no proprietary status. ...

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