My five cents. People who actually don’t _know_ anything have a tendency to speak a lot of what they have been doing and are doing and what they are going to do. That is what they do. They talk a lot and can’t wait to get into the next meeting. To talk.

I’ve been at it for 16 years and I can spot this behaviour a mile away.

It’s the silent guys and girls you want! Quiet. And competent. Because, they know they have nothing to prove.

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    I think most people are able to see through their bs. Poor quality of work coupled with a tendency to talk a lot about their competence is completely off-putting.
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    Those that don't talk and stay quiet, are also the same people who don't improve themselves as "they have nothing to prove" as you put it anymore and stagnate.

    Theres a weird middle ground between the two where you want people to be, good enough not to talk them selves up, but eager enough to keep learning more!
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    @C0D4 yeah, that is pretty much what I meant and really wanted to say.

    The _real_ quiet ones are also a challenge (not asking for help!). But at least they do something and shows interest in learning. Nice (and often impressive) to see their learning curve.
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    Just for the record, quietness doesn’t equal competence. You can be loud or quiet and still commit the same code. The ones who are loud will likely get guidance and (hopefully) improve sooner.
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