Self-effacing is the mark of a mature, humble, and strong man. Self-deprecating is, especially when constant, the mark of a immature, insecure, and weak man
How would you distinguish the two?
Just by their generic dictionary definitions
Right. Because at it's core self-deprecation is still focusing on self. It's narcissism cloaked in false humility. Contrast that to someone who's more interested in others, and doesn't need to bring themselves up to prove it.
Feb 1, 2023 · 1:26 AM UTC