25 Unconventional Talents People Can’t Decide To Flaunt Or Hide

Published 2 weeks ago

In the vast and diverse world of Reddit, a recent thread caught the attention of many when a user asked, “What is a flex you’re proud of but too embarrassed to show it off?”

The responses were a fascinating blend of humility and pride, revealing the hidden achievements and quirky talents people usually keep under wraps. Here are some of the standout answers that highlight the diversity of accomplishments and unique skills Redditors possess.

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I can speak 6 languages.


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I can sing soprano as a straight male dude. I will only karaoke in family functions because a few times I did it in front of friends and they started to call me Celine D-Bag. Never again.


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I have a very sensitive nose. I can smell things that others don’t or are not bothered. Embarrassing because, after knowing woman for about two months I can tell they have their period. I can pick out different peoples smell after I know them for a bit. Not something you tell other people.


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I can squat 650lbs but never tell anyone because I feel like I’ll sound like one of those guys whose entire personality is lifting.


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I bought Nvidia stock in 2016, and the gains are more than I paid for my house. I’m not a stock market follower, just a geeky dude who follows tech and saw potential.


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I have released a series of moderately successful self published books, paid off my house and car but still go to work every day. My wife doesn’t know our mortgage is paid and kids have £25k aside each when they are 18.

Reason – I love working my day job and don’t trust her with money. Ridiculous and yet necessary for peace.


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I can deep throat a popsicle all the way down the end of the stick without gagging. Only problem is that I’m a straight dude.


I’m the first one in my family that’s graduating college with honours and got into an honours BA with advanced standing, and who knows might even go ahead and do a masters after.

As a kid who grew up with nothing, then ended up orphaned and in the foster system, I’m proud of myself. ?.

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My body. I’m still fat, but I’ve been working out and watching my diet for 15 weeks, so there has been a slight difference. :).


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My middle toe doesn’t curl so when I scrunch my toes I can swear with my foot.


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I can yodel.


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I get really good really fast at any skill i pick up. This sucks because it pretty much makes me the guy who everyone call to fix and make random things.


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Have a GoPro video I posted in 2008 with 16 million views. It’s me crashing on my bike and breaking a rib. Basically a 3 min pov video of me moaning has been viewed by scary portion of the population lol.


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I have memorized the entire “Harry Potter” series and can quote whole passages. It’s a bit nerdy, but I’m proud of it!


As a cis girl, I can pee standing up. I have pretty good aim, too.

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My wife is a doctor in neurosurgery.  I love bragging about her but she is very humble and reserved about it. Doesn’t want people calling her Doctor and prefer others don’t know her profession.  .

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I’m a really good dungeon master.

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I can squeeze 209lbs on the grip tester and I do not go to the gym. I am a contractor in the trades in my mid 50s.


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I can burp louder than a lawnmower.

Edit- yes lawnmowers don’t burp, I am referring to the fact I can burp around 96dB, 98 being my all time best (likely not accurate as I really doubt smartphone dB meters count for scientific accuracy). Google reports lawn mowers at about 94dB.


I can tell which episode of Criminal Minds it is by about 30 seconds of the opening. I once got it from just a random still.

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I can pick my nose with my tongue. I know it’s gross but it’s also very….. unique.


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My Wordle statistics.


Between the pandemic and having a second kid, I gained a ton of weight in the last 5 years. A couple months ago I finally started getting semi-serious about losing weight. My goal was to hit 200 lbs by my birthday, down about 15-20 lbs from my max weight.

Yesterday was my birthday, and I weighed 198. I’m proud of the progress, but embarrassed to share because I am still very overweight.

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I can fold a fitted sheet.


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I can name around 1200 species of plants and trees native to the Appalachian region of Ohio. I’ve had this skill since I was a pre-teen. I’m incredibly annoying to hike with due to my incessant babble about wildlife.
[I grew up at a summer camp – nature preserve that my parents managed spending the bulk of my time out in the forest with field identification guides.].

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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