An old mentor would say to me, ” you can prove anything by testimonies!” Just because someone spins a story is not a reason to embrace a statement. I am suspicious and Leary of those who try to magnify their worth and value by two things. By stretching the truth and dynamics of a moment to make themselves the hero of a drama. Second, those who use numbers and highlight the negatives or the outlandish to magnify the shortcomings of others. Usually the reason for the second one is again to make themselves look larger and better than the other.
If you are that good we will all know it soon enough. If not then best to be humble and hope people will be kind to you.