I remember years ago going on dates to fancy lounges with beautiful girls and telling them about how I used to spend hours practicing video games to compete in tournaments when I was a teenager, that this was the highlight of my social life in high school. To my surprise, they often became more attracted to me.
The self-awareness makes it cool. Knowing that you’re not always awesome counter-intuitively makes you more awesome.
There are two requirements to achieve meta-awesomeness: self-awareness and vulnerability.