Character Types: The “I Can Top That” Person

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Hey SE Readers. Joan with you today. This is the second in a series of posts about character types. The ideas are taken from my personal observations of people or public knowledge of well-known people. You can click here to read the first of the series, The Attention Seeker.

I think we all know at least one person who fits the category of “I can top that.” No matter what you say, no matter what you’ve done, they have a story to top it. It doesn’t matter whether it’s good or bad, they one up you. As my friend Lisa once said, “If you’ve stuck a nail through your hand, they’ve stuck a railroad spike through theirs.”

You get the picture. Survived a life-threatening illness? They’ve done it twice. Been in a category four tornado? They’ve been through three category fives. Purchased a new car? They’ve bought a more expensive…

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