I've recently learned about the pickup community and I'm intrigued by the idea of "cocky funny". I've been told that I'm too cocky, so I've been trying to become more modest.
I have always been cocky, and my cockiness often accidentally made the people around me feel inferior. Conversations like this happened a lot:
Girl: "Wow, you finished the homework question? I have no idea how to do it."
Me: "Really? How long did you spend on it?"
Girl: "The entire night!"
Me: "Wow, that long? I did it at lunch, it was easy."
Before I learned about pickup, I've tried to become more modest, which lead to awkward conversations:
Me: "That test was so easy."
Girl: "Really? I probably failed it, you're so smart."
Me: "No, not really."
Ever since I learned about "cocky funny", I've tried bringing back my old cocky attitude. However, I'm worried I might offend others. Therefore, I want to understand what PUAs mean by "cocky funny."
Do you say cocky things in a jokingly way? (e.g. "I'm way sexier than Brad Pitt.")
Or do you actually say cocky things that make you seem superior, followed by a joke? (e.g. "Even I've written a porn site better than this, but more porn is always good!")
In other words, how much "cocky" is "too cocky"?
P.S. I know my conversations are nerdy, can't help it.