If all you do is boast of your successes and never share your failures I’m not very interested in your successes. I call these “drive-by brags.” Someone you rarely hear from zooms in, tells you their latest great feat, and disappears. Down the road and out of sight they’ve probably crashed into a tree.
Those are the people who, in the absence of an audience, tend to applaud themselves. Their voice mail is something like this: “I can’t answer the phone right now because I’m on a special client task force in London where I’ll also be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cat Litter Box Association. At the beep….”