Interesting...this is something I have recently been experiencing.
For me, saying I am this or that sounds so hollow. What do I DO
? I'd rather let my actions speak for me.
When it comes to others, in instances where I felt the strong urge to jump up and down, especially when they where doing wrong, and point out how badly they are behaving...I have finally come to realize they will advertsie (reveal) themselves all on their own...without my intervention.
How about another old adage..."Actions speak louder than words."
Also, a simple way to figure out if anyone is not BS'ing is to ask..."Do their words and actions match?" This does well when examining whether the advertising for the cleaning cloth that will save your life for only $19.95 is for real or whether someone's words when they are trying to sell you themselves.