For my readers if you remember my topic “The Humble Brag vs. Bragging Outright” than you might understand how this topic ties in with that. For those who don’t, remember that self-defeating talk I mention where you think you are being humble, but could be putting yourself down? That’s self-defeating pep-talks or a “Back-handed compliment” even. Take a look at this topic today to understand a little more about these things and more.
Edit: Sorry, still incoherent in thinking because of being sick and stuffed up. It strongly effects my ability to catch spelling errors and other gremlins when I’m sick.