Self deprecation is a slippery slope


Self deprecation makes you funny.  It’s a great ice breaker.  It helps you show humility.  It shows that you’re accessible.

Until you start to believe it.  Self deprecation can quickly become self loathing.  If you start to believe your own lack of hype, that can all too quickly turn into an erosion of your self confidence.

Humility doesn’t require that you cut yourself down.  At minimum, make sure you know the difference.  Maybe you don’t want to be known as an arrogant, overconfident person.  Just be careful you don’t overcompensate too far in the other direction.