Common example: Claiming that you do in fact have nice abs but you just prefer to keep them under layers of fat.
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I think self-irony is one of the most important character traits one can have. Not taking yourself too serious all the time makes life a lot easier. This is also - and particularly - the case for very tough situations. For example I was born with a very severe visual disability. I am almost completely blind. One of the things that has always helped me cope with this difficult and tough fate and stay positive is my humor and self-irony. Being able to laugh at myself for doing all kinds of silly, dumb or clumsy things due to my disability has made my life a lot easier.0