DEAR MISS MANNERS: What do you think about entertainers, celebrities and "common folks" on stage and TV, especially on game shows, applauding themselves?
I've always thought this was self-aggrandizement, but it seems to be increasingly commonplace.
GENTLE READER: Yes, self-aggrandizement is rampant, and not just on social media.
Miss Manners knows that it is commonplace to declare that it is important to love oneself. But that does not make public displays of that affection palatable to others.