Thanks for this explanation. I'm guessing the same holds true for those who must always "toot their own horn." I have a relative who does this, along with never admitting mistakes or weaknesses, and rarely showing interest in anyone else's life. I find all of these behaviors extremely annoying. How do you suggest we handle such behavior? It's very difficult because I wouldn't be angry with anyone if they just admitted doing something and apologized, but to blame someone else or make ridiculous excuses does make me angry.