How to Be More Popular
Many people believe the route to success is to be interesting - to show off or act like someone else. For example, many people learned as children that they should act up a little to get attention in order to be as interesting as possible. Yet acting interesting does not make you popular - in fact acting interesting can ruin your adult life. Show-off employees, self-centered managers and pompous business owners rarely do well for long. To handle unpopularity, many people might decide to despise people or become loners. But the secret to popularity is not to be interesting, but to be interested.
show off – chlubit se, vytahovat
act like – chovat se jako, hrát si na
act up – zlobit
pompous – nafoukaný, nabubřelý
despise – pohrdat, opovrhovat
loner - samotář
Show-off – vejtaha, chlubil
QUIZ: Test your vocabulary
Fill in the correct words in the blank spaces below.
show-off – loner – pompous - despise
I always __________ people who mock other people.
He never leaves the house; he is a _________.
A boss should never be _________ but rather modest.
She is a __________. She never forgets to display her new clothes.