DO YOU POSE BEYOND WHAT YOU ARE?
Pose this question to persons you know very well whom you have seen in different life situations, the answer would be in a big NO. If you evaluate on your experience of them it is diametrically the opposite. Posing way beyond what you are is a National obsession. Deliberate posing different from what you are,for gains intended is some variant of cheating, fraud, misinformation for the lack of an appropriate word. When you start viewing yourself larger than your real size in life, your perception of the world changes & so does the capability to be be realistic.
At you engage in a conversation with your fellow Indian, the first issue would be to give you a list of people they are related to & have friendship with. Every Indian automatically gets related to a successful / well positioned / powerful and the moneyed. He gets into the same rigmarole, if he is caught doing something wrong, throw some names & try to get away. Failing here, calls & misrepresents the issue to related powerful person at the other end. Our regular conversations are full of inflated positioning rather than reality.
Our CVs are an excellent display in the art of the hyperbole. All CVs have one fixed column pertaining to communication skills, which invariably is excellent, oral and written against it, more so in IT. Even average communication skills, we don’t come across. Bereft of software, they might become the brand ambassadors of a Stone Age communication regime. The CV is supposed to be an reflection of knowledge, skills & competencies, does it actually happen. Do you really carry those on you on the submission date of the CV. Interview after interview the story gets unstuck.
Lots of valuable time is wasted in this exercise, which could have used to hone up the required skills. False positioning emanates out of a mindset of fooling others around, first being your likely employer. This behavioural & professional trait extents to personal, familial & social life.
FALSE POSITIONING IS DEFENDING THE INDEFENSIBLE.