For you, what's the difference between being proud and bragging?


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  • Being proud is acknowledging what you can and can't do. In the face of any person you can be proud of yourself without shame or guilt. You love yourself in a healthy way.
    When you brag you either A are showing off to hurt/annoy someone.
    B doing it to try and get attention and approval
    C are ignorant of your own skills and talk too much.

    With A, you are being negative and without love and empathy
    With B, you seek approval in others for self verification and you won't be a happy human
    With C, You have a long life to live yet...

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Most Helpful Girl

  • You can be proud without mentioning it to every person on this planet. If you do that then you're just bragging.

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What Guys Said 16

  • Being proud acknowledges your accomplishments. Bragging uses your accomplishments to elevate yourself above others.

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  • proud

    proud/

    adjective

    1.

    feeling deep pleasure or satisfaction as a result of one's own achievements, qualities, or possessions or those of someone with whom one is closely associated.

    "a proud grandma of three boys"

    synonyms:pleased, glad, happy, delighted, joyful, overjoyed, thrilled, satisfied, gratified, content

    "the proud parents beamed"

    2.

    having or showing a high or excessively high opinion of oneself or one's importance.

    "a proud, arrogant man"
    brag·ging

    ˈbraɡiNG/

    noun

    1.

    excessively proud and boastful talk about one's achievements or possessions.

    "she interrupted their endless bragging"

    adjective

    1.

    exhibiting or characterized by excessive pride or boastfulness.

    "a competitive, bragging culture"

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  • I feel like pride and bragging both come from being self aware but their applications are different.
    Pride is when you want to make yourself feel better about what you have or have achieved, whereas bragging is when you want to make yourself feel better by comparing what you have to others.

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  • One can be proud of their achievements, but that doesn't mean that they'll brag about them. If someone is a braggart, they'll always find a way to brag about their achievement to every new person they meet and often it's not even limited to new people.

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  • Bragging : You mention it every now and then.
    Taking pride : You are happy with what you have and you dont bring that up unless if someone else did.

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  • Pride is when people acknowledge your qualities, bragging is when you have to tell people about them.

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  • Proud is an emotion, feeling good about something.
    Bragging is an action which someone vocally draws attention to themselves.

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  • when I'm proud, I don't bring it up, if it's worth being proud over someone else has already acknowledged it.

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  • Bragging is loud, proud is not

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  • I would like to think that being proud generally you would have something worthy of being proud of something that the entire rest of the species would also identify as something worth being proud of panthers bragging would be something that you're proud of but not necessarily anybody else would give a shit about sorry

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  • proud is within oneself... braggin is spreading it outside for fun (which is actually very nasty)

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  • Proud- Your happy with what you accomplished.
    Bragging- You mention things now and then.

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  • Pride doesn't need to be expressed.

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  • don't knw

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  • ❌Proud is feeling good about yourself. Bragging is when you feel you need to spread the word of how proud you are

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  • when I'm proud I don't tell people when I'm bragging I do

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What Girls Said 12

  • I think if someone is telling a friend or family member about a good thing that happened then it's being proud. If they bring it up multiple times or just randomly tell a stranger then it may be considered bragging. Tone of voice is also a factor.

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  • Pride: I don't want to ask for help because I don't want to seem stupid. I know what I'm doing (probably...)
    Bragging: I did this by myself! I don't need other people look what I can accomplish all alone. Who needs people when I'm this good solo?

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  • I'd say that bragging is kinda when someone will relay some semi-unrelated information for no other reason than to sorta rub it in etc. for example- people could be talking about visiting their grandma's house in an area three hours from their house at a cool location, and then I could be like "oh yeah, I just traveled to Bali". It's somewhat related.. But not really.. It puts grandma's house way out of its league in comparison.. Hence it being bragging somewhat. Since both parties are more than likely aware of the big difference between both vacations.. Being proud is more of mentioning something that's completely relevant in a conversation and wanting a sorta happy reaction. I'd say that bragging is usually used to get a jealous or envious type of feedback.. Generally.. You wouldn't really brag to get someone really happy for you etc. so it just depends on the context of the situation and how you bring up your topic. Nice question! I hope this helps :)

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  • Bragging is showing off/being arrogant
    Proud is when you have that strong feeling pride for something you did, or someone else did that makes you feel golden I guess.
    But now I am getting confused with pride 'cause we are told to swallow that.

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  • If you're proud of something you can bring it up sometimes and tell people about stuff you've done, but if you're making up excuses to bring it up or just saying it to one up everyone else then that's just being a douchebag

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  • Pride is me not crapping while you're in my house, bragging is telling you my bowel movement is regular and I don't need medicine.

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  • I have an arrogant cousin

    I think if you have been working hard for something and your earned it in the long run then you can be proud/happy about that hard thing you achieved

    but he brags about everything that he gets easy these days, from his suit, to shoes, to car, to job... i just can't, am done.

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  • Being proud - you tell a few close people soon after it happens when you're still excited.
    Bragging you tell everyone about it even years later.

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  • Bragging is randomly bringing it up just because you see it as something that makes you superior.

    Proud is being satisfied within, self satisfaction not validates by telling others

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  • I never Brag Here, dear, just Happy to Be... Acknowledged with Anything I do, Online and Off. xx

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  • proud is more lie arrogant, bragging is when you talk about our accomplishments.

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  • Bragging is being proud while putting others down in the process.

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