First I wanted to state that I've been a shy person all my life. I feel awkward in social situations (feeling like people are constantly watching and judging me). WIth that, I've never had a lot of friends and decided to devote my time to my education, etc. As a teen, my sister and our acquaintances always said I thought I was better than anybody (I guess it's because I never hung out with them and went to college instead of hanging out). My sister on the other hand has always been an extravert. She did not go to college and just went down a total opposite path. She had two children at an early age and experienced difficulties in life because of her choices. My sister and I have never been really close because of her actions toward me when we were younger and just the fact that we took opposite paths to adulthood.
I have a career now and even though, my salary may be a little bit more than the majority of my family, I live a very humble life. I do not drive an expensive car nor is the home I live in, one of extravagance. I live very modestly. I am the one that the majority of the family goes to for loans or transportation and when I go on vacation, I include them because they automatically invite themselves anyway. I constantly help my family and many times neglect my happines to ensure the happiness of my family. I also have one child who's father helps out with every now and then, so I do everything by myself.
The thing that really bothered me is: my sister's new boyfriend who she's been dating for maybe 6 months (and I've seen maybe 3 times) told me he refers to me as "Show Off". Now I've never done anything or said anything to give him that impression. I don't know if it is something my sister said to him that gave him that impression or what, because I have nothing in my life that exudes "Show Off". That just upset me that someone I barely know would judge me like that.