Successful Male Figure Skaters Who Don't Have Gigantic Egos

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  1. just tuned in

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    Are there any?
     
  2. PRlady

    PRlady aspiring tri-national

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    From everything I've seen, heard and heard from :sekret:

    Ben Agosto.
     
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  3. gingercrush

    gingercrush New Member

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    Boring. Why should they be all sportsmanlike and not have opinions and not believe in themselves.
     
  4. Rex

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    Ben is a total sweetheart I'm told.
    Todd Eldredge is supposed to be a nice guy too.
     
  5. Wyliefan

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    Obviously I'm biased (see username :) ), but by all accounts, Paul Wylie is a good one.
     
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    Jeff Buttle, Jeremy Abbott, Tim Goebel
     
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    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Oh, and Alex Shibutani too, I think.
     
  8. snoopysnake

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    Add Brian Boitano to the list.
     
  9. euterpe

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    John Zimmerman, Kevin Van Der Perren, Hongbo Zhao, Robin Szolkowy
     
  10. KCC

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    I always interpret a big ego with a lack of confidence in one's ability. The very best do not need to tell/convince others of their greatness.
     
  11. Zokko!

    Zokko! Comansnala?

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    Yags. Who actually claims he had/has an gigantic ego ...??? :blah: :p :D
     
  12. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

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    Actually, I would bet everyone mentioned has a HEALTHY ego. You don't get to be an Olympic medalist by being a shrinking violet and aw-shucksing. People who go around proclaiming their own greatness, especially at the expense of others, are generally dealing with insecurities.
     
  13. Spun Silver

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    Daisuke is exceptionally humble. Not that he likes losing.
     
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  14. Macassar88

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    Trankov Plushenko and Moir are especially humble.
    But actually I'd say that tong and Zhao were pretty humble
     
  15. mia joy

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    First one who came to my mind was Daisuke.

    And well, not that he's successful NOW, but Tomas Verner is an absolute sweetheart. And he was so during his successful years too. He's one of the most approachable skaters I've ever met.

    But the thread would be much more fun if we talked the ones with biggest egos :shuffle:
     
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  16. SGrand

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    Kurt???
     
  17. l'etoile

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    Firsts at the top of my head; Brian Boitano, Todd Eldridge, Daisuke Takahashi, and Ilia Kulik.
     
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    Yesssss! Kurt!
     
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    In terms of Olympic champs, Urmanov comes to mind. He always came off very humble and classy, and it seemed to take him until 97 to even be comfortable with the pressure of being Olympic champion. Of course just when that started happening and he was at his best, he wound up getting injured. :(
     
  20. lauren329

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    Charlie White? He always seem classy in victory and defeat. Also Ben Agosto, Tim Goebel, Urmanov, Ilia
     
  21. TheIronLady

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    From my experience, Jeff Buttle is the most non-egotistical man in his outward persona I have encountered who also finished on top at a worlds.
     
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  23. skatemomaz

    skatemomaz 4 More Years

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    :rofl: surely you jest!
     
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    Kozuka and Hanyu! Both so sweet and seem so softspoken, respectful, not stuck up at all.

    Also, Fernandez has a lot of confidence, but he's never come off as entitled or egotistical IMO. He seems like a genuinely nice, sunny person.

    Josh Farris is just starting to make a name for himself but in the interviews and press conferences at Nationals, he seemed shy and actually pretty dorky (still love your skating Josh!) but yeah, no big ego there either.
     
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    Oda and Kozuka. And Denis Ten.
     
  26. rainbowkisses

    rainbowkisses Banned Member

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    i knew someone was gonna say this:rolleyes:
    im pretty sure the reason why scott comes off as egotistical is because he has to be confident for both himself and for tessa (because she isnt) and i think that shows how much he respects her. that odd look he gave at the 4cc kiss and cry was probably because he believed that tessa risked her health for their fd and that tessa isnt getting enough credit for what she is doing. scott knows his position in his partnership with tessa and he knows he is nothing without her. he even admitted that he's shit compared to tessa. IIRC egotistical can be defined as someone who thinks they are better than everyone and scott doesnt fit the bill because he cares about and respects tessa too much. im sorry but an egotiscial person would never care so much for someone more than they care about themselves. if scott was the egotistical dbag y'all make him out to be he would've left tessa back in 2009.
     
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  27. girlscouse62

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    I think PChiddy is a pretty humble, but very impressive young man. I think he's taken a lot of bad press for the judges over whom he has no control, and handles himself well.
     
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    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    Javier Fernandez ins not called Javier the humble for no reason.
    Stephane Lambiel in another one.
     
  30. paskatefan

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    Of the skaters we've met - Kurt, Todd, Ilia, Charlie, Ben, Ross, Armin, Keegan, Jeff, the Shibs, The Kerrs, ...

    Of skaters we haven't met, but of whom we have good impressions of in terms of humility - Taka K., Javier, Daisuke, Midori ...
     
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