From Laughing Wolf:
Instead of declaring oneself as something higher, consider this instead: declare yourself a student. When a student visits a group or place, they are expected to learn. People will often go out of their way to help them with the process, to be sure that they have mastered fine points, subtleties, and other catches in that particular thing, whatever it may be. People share the little things, the important things, that often don’t make it into books or postings; and, they share the wisdom that goes with the knowledge. This is a priceless thing, and a true Master at anything seeks it with a passion.
If you are indeed a leader, an expert, a master, a lord or whatever, it will be seen in your actions. You will show your knowledge, and your wisdom, in your actions and will not have to brag about it. You will show your true status by how you share your knowledge, your wisdom, and the fruits of your efforts. By this you will be judged, and how you act, write, or do will show you for what you truly are in life. Let others award you titles.