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The Great Black Ego by meavox: 7:49am On Jun 03, 2020
Wonderful! It describes Nigerians so well...

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• I will not join your project as I do not think it puts me at the center of attention.
• I have no skills but I should be the leader.
• I have no skills, I have no scholarship record, I have published nothing but I am more important than you and have all the solutions.
• If you try to use rational arguments I will use vitriol [hostility, insults], I do not care about right and wrong, I care about looking good.
• I can shout the loudest so I should be the leader.
• I need everyone to hear my voice to reinforce my egocentric importance, even if I have nothing to contribute.
• I am not the best person for the job but I should still, at the expense of the project, keep better people marginalized.
• I will accuse those who show me up with vitriol [hostility, insults] and accusations of being agents of the oppressor [or antinubianist (racist)].
• I will find fault, despite having no legacy, with everyone that does the work I am not prepared to do.
• My primary concern is not with tangible solutions but with the applause I get from making impassioned speeches.
• I demand respect without being respectable.
• Do you know how important I am, despite not having any track record?
• More important than an objective, is how important I look in the meeting.


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