It doesn’t sound like a slight does it? You are such an overachiever.
I won’t even go into the incident tonight that led to my being called an overachiever. But it is not the first time. It is never said in a positive “oh wow you’re great” sorta way. It is usually said in a “you’re making me look bad” kind of way.
It just struck me tonight, why do we rate ourselves on the achievements, looks, success and happiness of others. And why when someone is doing better than yourself (or that happens to be your perception) do we feel the need to put them down or make comments that belittle them?