Supports the argument without going overboard as in B, C, D, E
An easy willingness to tell funny stories or jokes about oneself is the surest mark of supreme self-confidence. This willingness, often not acquired until late in life, is even more revealing than is good-natured acquiescence in having others poke fun at one.
Which one of the following inference is most supported by the statements above?
(A) A person who lacks self-confidence will enjoy neither telling nor hearing funny stories about himself or herself.
(B) People with high self-confidence do not tell funny stories or jokes about others.
(C) Highly self-confident people tell funny stories and jokes in order to let their audience know that they are self-confident.
(D) Most people would rather tell a funny story or joke than listen to one being told.
(E) Telling funny stories or jokes about people in their presence is a way of expressing oneís respect for them.
Since it is an inference question you have find the unstated premises in the passage, the best way to do this is to negate the given options and see wat is happening, in this case if A is not true the author would have not come to the conclusion that "is the surest mark of supreme self-confidence....."
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