Carole Craig has written extensively on Scottish people’s ability to undermine ourselves and the fact that we believe that we shouldn’t “blow our own trumpets”.
I was reminded of this today when I was speaking to one of our head teachers. I suggested that she was always seeking to push the reasons for any success in the school to her colleagues and was not prepared to accept any of the credit.
When I acused her of being self-deprecating she said “other people are a lot better at being self-deprecating than me”
Why do we have such a problem accepting praise?