wildtype87 said"The denial of one's own vanity is vain in and of itself."
...wtf no it's not
I guess I should have provided some context for that quote. I frequent other fitness forums where physique isn't as emphasized nearly as much as it is here on RJ. There was a post by a guy who trains to get physically fit (not necessarily physically beautiful) where he was going through some inner turmoil. He was happy with his fitness (the guy could outlift and run in circles around the other guys at his CrossFit gym), but his physique wasn't exactly as eye-catching as they are here at RJ. For him, working out to look good was a sin, and he didn't wanna be "one of THOSE guys", yet he was unhappy with how his physique looked. A few posts down the road, and some chick wrote that quote above.
1. Excessive pride in or admiration of one's own appearance or achievements.
I think what she was getting at was this...
Anyone who has ever been proud of the way they look or what they've accomplished has technically been vain (since "excessive" can be subjective). To deny that you don't take a certain amount pride in how you look or what you accomplish is putting excessive pride in your character - you ability to NOT be "one of THOSE" shallow guys.