Expanding from one word is more difficult than I thought. So I’m going to try it. Modesty is an aspect that shines through when I’m talking about aspects such as romance and when I’m dealing with a group of people. Sure it makes me nervous and a little shy, but it’s something that has to be done. Put me in a room with two people and watch me go, but stick 50 or more, it’s a popsicle in my direction.
Standards of modesty are aspects of the culture of a country or people, at a given point in time, and can include:
- Avoiding attracting attention to oneself by moderating one’s actions or appearance;
- Downplaying one’s accomplishments (see humility);
- Avoiding false or sham modesty, which is a form of boasting through insincere self-abasement;
- Avoiding the display of one’s body, sexuality and nudity in public.
Normally, I try not to draw much attention in my direction because I really don’t like it. I’m used to being reclusive and not in the spotlight. The only kick is that I find myself there a lot. This has helped to nullify my modesty to a certain extent, but I’m still modest in many areas and I keep that to code. It’s a part of me and I have to accept it.