When it comes to receiving compliments and praise it is better they come from someone other than ourselves. To ‘toot your own horn’ or ‘pat yourself on the back’ and other such phrases describe those needing to make sure others are aware of the accomplishments they have done, or perceive they have done. It is better to keep our lips tight about our own perceived accomplishments.
The Book of Proverbs says, “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.” Another version says it a little cleaner and crisper, “ Don’t praise yourself; let others do it!” (The Living Bible) Proverbs 27:2
The apostle Paul wrote, “We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.”
Better to let someone else tell how wonderful, good looking and great we are.
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.” Jesus