Once the great warrior Arjun became
Furious with Dharmraj Yudhishthira and vowed to kill him. Lord Shri Krishna arrived within no time and made Arjun realize his mistake. However, Arjun became upset since his pledge was unfulfilled. Lord Shri Krishna, then, suggested," Criticizing your elders is just like killing them; so criticize your eldest brother to fulfill your pledge." Arjun, therefore, criticized Yudhishthir reluctantly.
Now the great warrior was full of self-reproach and decided to take his life for criticizing his God like the eldest brother. Shri Krishna again came to his rescue and suggested," Self-admiration is like suicide so appreciate yourself."
Such was the stigma attached to self-praise from time immemorial.
But now the values have changed, big multinational companies self-praise themselves by giving full page advertisements in the name of marketing. The great leaders and political parties invest vast sums on image building.
It is high time to glorify our good qualities discreetly and also motivate others to appreciate us so that the world knows about our true capabilities. An efficient and priceless way to motivate others for our image building is to commend their excellent qualities liberally.