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Are We All Braggarts Now? Wall Street Journal Interview

Why do people brag? We brag because we can. And social media makes it a lot easier to boast about the amazing things happening in our lives to more people. The irony in this post is that I am bragging about being interviewed in the Wall Street Journal on the topic of…online bragging. Here’s why people brag, including me:

People brag for all sorts of reasons, she says: to appear worthy of attention or love or to try and cover up our deepest insecurities. To prove to ourselves that we’re OK, that people from our past who said we wouldn’t measure up were wrong. Or simply because we’re excited when good things happen to us.

Read article in Wall Street Journal “Are we all braggarts now?

Read WSJ chat transcript “Bragging In The Facebook Age”

About Dr. Julie Hanks, LCSW:
Dynamic self & relationship expert Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, LCSW loves to make a difference for women. She owns Wasatch Family Therapy and regularly contributes to KSL TV's Studio 5, and her advice has been featured nationally including Wall Street Journal, Parenting, Fox News, and others. Connect on Facebook & Twitter. Her books The Burnout Cure and The Assertiveness Guide are now available.

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