I don't think it was narcissistic at all for you to post it under the circumstances. More than a few times people have called you a liar. What's worse is that because of your illness (which you have been more than candid about and have apologized when it has caused a lapse in concentration and you misread something due to exhaustion or ill health) some people have used that to attack your competency in general.<quoted text>
and others calling me a liar for a few months on WSJLM ?
As well as several christians and Kate here claiming I had no education ?
Get a grip WN. I am damned proud of what I have accomplished in my life and see no reason to hide it under a blanket just because you find it egotistical.
I don't see you posting this to be braggadocio over your accomplishments but instead to defend your character and integrity. On a place like Topix, that is all we have and conversations depend on it.
Yes you can be arrogant at times. So can I. So can everyone. But I also have found you willing to accept other points of view, have your mind changed, and admit what you believe may be wrong. That is a rarity to the point of being on the endangered species list for Topix.
If you had just posted it without provocation then that would be a different matter. But to have your intellect, your word, and even your competency all called into question with your qualifications being the means in which to attack all three, I think posting it not only is understandable but necessary. I would have done the same and I wouldn't have waited so long to do it.
But you also can