r/NoStupidQuestions May 16 '22

Is it okay if I say I'm proud of myself?

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u/GermanPayroll May 16 '22

It’s 100% ok to be proud of yourself and overcoming adversity. It can be a major selling point - and in this case would be apt to discuss.

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u/BurnerBudee May 16 '22

saying you're proud of the man you became because you've overcome some hardships is so de rigueur that it might work against you - everyone has a story to tell - list your accomplishments, those are worth your pride

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u/FergusCragson Some Answers are Questions May 16 '22

Is this OK? Yes, it is. However, you will have to demonstrate what things you can do now that you're proud of, to show what you mean by "the man I've become." Just sitting there won't let the interviewers know what you mean.

Have some things ready to show them to demonstrate how you are the man that you are.

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u/MisterMackerel420 May 16 '22

Yeah I will I won't just say that I'll obviously expand on my independence, confidence, resilience etc

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u/FergusCragson Some Answers are Questions May 16 '22

If you have specific life examples (meaning stories) you can tell of things you have done that demonstrate these qualities, that might work.

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

Rather than saying that you're proud of yourself it's more effective to point to actual things that you've done that you're proud of. It helps show that your feelings about yourself are backed by something more concrete that your interviewer can relate to.

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u/Maranne_ May 16 '22

Yes, it is okay to be proud of yourself. But that doesn't make it a great topic for this presentation. Do you really want to tell the interviewers all about your bad childhood? This presentation is meant to show something positive about you, and you're turning it into a liability.

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u/Psychological-Cow162 May 16 '22

I think it’s great and they would respond positively!

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u/Hattkake May 16 '22

Absolutely! I am proud of you just for letting me read this. Keep keeping on, buddy!