I don't know how often this happens to any of you but I don't really like it when people think of me as some genius because of what I can do in computer programming. I feel like it sets up an expectation that I should be good at anything that requires thinking. That isn't always the case. I feel like I have gotten good at computer programming because I enjoy it and put in lots of time to get to where I am. I feel like almost anybody who put the time in could develop the same skills. Your thoughts?
I definitely agree. I feel uncomfortable when being given praise for my traits and qualities (not so much my achievements) in general. I mentioned it somewhere around here that I'm not one to boast or speak of my achievements and capabilities with high regard. I think this is an adverse effect of true humility/modesty which are in and of themselves great qualities you should be proud you possess When you are called a genius, or something along the line happens, just do what I do. Bashfully smile, look down, shake your head no while shrugging your shoulders and most importantly remind yourself to keep your ego in check. Modesty and Humility are hard to attain but even harder to maintain.