It could also be that your mentee isn't at all insecure but thinks that self-deprecation is the best way to ingratiate oneself with
In order to ingratiate oneself with
Top Execs and secure potential jobs, BC has resorted to badmouthing colleagues.
Lying to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) typically isn't the best way to ingratiate oneself with
the federal government and its employees.
Weitzman begins with the premise that, under foreign authorities, "the basic options available to Jews were limited--one could ingratiate oneself with
foreign rule, operate within its blind spots, or find a way to augment one's power and fight it off" (p.
The opportunity to ingratiate oneself with
customers, to turn a professional relationship into a personal one, calls out to vendors.
In a desperate attempt to ingratiate oneself with
Big Bosses, SP dished out all sorts of sordid rumors about friends, acquaintances, even relatives.