Do you consider yourself cocky? A new study reveals that men are more likely to brag about their talents and hide their shortcomings compared to women. A survey of ten men revealed that seven confessed to boasting about their strengths, and five admitted to lying about having skills in certain areas. Nearly 50 percent of the men said they brag in order to boost their confidence, with 42 percent saying they lie about their abilities to make themselves look good.
Psychologist Cary Cooper says it's because men are conditioned to be more competitive than women and feel a greater need to impress others, and that the behavior may also be used to impress members of the opposite sex.