I am working in a somewhat old startup with a team size of 10. In my opinion, all members are technically sound and work great as a team. A few months before I joined, another programmer joined the company. It seems that he is the 'chest beater' in the group. There's nothing wrong in that.
I am a few weeks into the job and now this guy cannot help but - at every available opportunity - take me under his wings and groom me on what a good technology team member should do. There are unstoppable instant messages from this guy telling how I should arrange sessions with the CEO and the client and brag about the big fix I did. In break rooms, he cannot help but say 'I am trying to groom this guy - break him into the team -' and he doesn't listen.
I do not want to beat my chest about anything I do at work.
I have told this person that I do not want to talk about my work in the fashion he encourages, but he doesn't seem to get it and is in wonder why someone wouldn't yell and shout 'I did it'.
How can I let this person respectfully know that I do not want to be groomed by him?
Update: Ignoring him hasn't helped. The situation has only gone worse with this guy. Now every hour in pretext of banter he pops by my machine and asks for a status update on what I am doing and if the manager really asked me to do it (whatever I am doing) in a friendly/teammate'ish way - where in it is not appropriate to ask him Why are you interested ? or Are you my boss ? For every code check in I do, next day is a flurry of IMs on what a great job I did and how I am improving and how he is happy with me. If I am in earlier than him then its either a why did you turn up earlier than me ? Or Good that you are an early morning person, I like it. Urrrgghhhh !