How to avoid coming off as a humble-brag?
There have been times in my life when I suppose I've come off as a humble-brag without necessarily trying to. How do you share cool experiences (I've lived in x and y places, attended such and such school, work in such and such industry) without coming off as insufferable? I'm much more cautious about what I say now and sometime avoid subjects about me that might come off as humble-brags (EG I've lived in a few different cool places, travelled to a few cool places etc.) The problem is that some of these humble-brags would be answers to very natural questions (where are you from, where did you grow up, where did you study, what do you work in, what are you doing over summer etc) and I look shady if I hesitate to answer. What is the solution? Down-play stuff, simplify stuff, avoid answering?
Part of me thinks other people should grow up and stop being sensitive about other people having a cool background or having done cool things... I do find some people ( a minority) will actually talk smack behind your back and think you're arrogant, privileged etc.
I suppose this entire post might come off as a humble-brag lmao.