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Are you self-confident?

Asked by SuperMouse (30788points) May 31st, 2009

Would you describe yourself as having self-confidence? What does self-confidence look like to you?

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Blondesjon's avatar

Yes…I mean no…I mean, uh, maybe?

cyn's avatar

Unfortunately, yes! Self-confidence looks like this: self-confidence.

Dr_C's avatar

I’m sorry.. it took me too long to be able to read this question.. the glare from my awesomeness was more blinding than usual. :p

Just do things to make yourself happy (without infringing upon the rights of others)... live a life you can be proud of… the self confidence will come naturally…

Or be awesome like me.. that works too.

Harp's avatar

No. But I have a lot of plates to keep spinning in my world. I don’t have the luxury of only acting when I’m certain that I can pull things off with style and grace, or even succeed at all. All I can do is put insecurities aside, give it my best shot with whatever assets I have, and see what happens. I know that sometimes I’ll botch it, but then I’ve seen enough people botch things (often those with the most self-confidence) that I don’t take it too hard. You just clean up the mess and move on.

cyn's avatar

@Dr_C Couldn’t say it better myself! lol

bonus's avatar

Yes. Now I am. You have to become self-actualized as much as possible and, more importantly, comfortable with who you are. Nothing will ever be as intimidating as presenting projects publicly in architecture school again. So, practice helps. A lot of practice. State of mind. And trial by fire. Plus, earn your chops in as many arenas as you can.

hug_of_war's avatar

I’m self-confident while doing activities I know I’m good at (speaking spanish, linguistics, etc) and not so confident in social settings etc.

JamesL's avatar

Now, certainly. Mindset…

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Certainly sometimes
and sometimes not at all
it varies depending on the situation at hand

Fyrius's avatar

I am so on the internet. I’ve found that, provided I can take all the time I need to order and express my thoughts, I can be an eloquent critical thinker who can find some sort of sensible answer to almost any question or issue. Even when the only right answer is that I honestly don’t know.
The intertubes are like an easy mode for social interaction to people like me. :/

In real life I’m still working on establishing the kind of confidence I have here.
I believe I’ve been making some headway lately, but seemingly inevitably, having to come up with all that brilliance in real time is a lot trickier. I find myself judging more quickly, thinking more slowly, being more reserved, saying things I don’t really mean.
If only spoken words had an edit button.

chyna's avatar

I am self confident in my work evironment, but not in a social setting. If someone is looking at me, instead of me thinking they are checking me out, I figure I have something on my teeth, a boob is hanging out, or I’m unzipped. I’m working on it.

Dansedescygnes's avatar

Yes, I am self-confident.

I’m not sure what it looks like, it doesn’t exactly display explicitly. One example is that I’m always willing to try new things and just do stuff; I don’t hold back like some people I know. I have a friend who often doesn’t want to do things (like games, sports, or other things that require some kind of ability) because he thinks he’ll bad at everything. I think I’m intelligent and I don’t let people tell me otherwise. I’m confident in social settings; I’m not a leader type person by nature so I don’t tell people what to do or anything, but I’m not afraid to voice my opinion whenever I feel it necessary.

Sometimes I just plain think I’m awesome. I don’t impose it on anyone else, but I don’t let things get me down. I don’t let people take me down, it’s harder than it looks to do that to me. :)

And I like I always always stress: I’m not arrogant. I don’t think I’m better than other people. I just think I’m really great. :P

ratboy's avatar

I don’t think I could manage that. Is my answer OK?

dannyc's avatar

I love who I am, how I came to where I am, and who loves me. To traditional media driven views of what is self-confident, I may not fit the mold. To the aforementioned, they are confident in me and that is why I am self-confident.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Yes, I am certainly self-confident and much of that was developed through experiences in my career in the military that has lasted for more than 2 decades.

dynamicduo's avatar

Completely. Even if I’m doing something I have no clue how to do, I take strength in knowing that I know nothing about it, and that makes me more confident.

Fyrius's avatar

@dynamicduo “I take strength in knowing that I know nothing about it”
Whoa. I’ve got to learn how to do that. O_o

wundayatta's avatar

Sometimes. It comes and goes, depending on what’s happening in life and health. Right now I have little confidence in my memory, and I’m not sure about my sales skills. I don’t know how good a musician I am. I’m not certain how good a writer I am. I don’t feel confident that I could write anything sustained.

But, I do feel confident that I’m a better parent than I was a year ago, and that I can stay on top of things I wasn’t able to handle a year ago. I think I sound confident. I think that a lot of the stuff I worry about doesn’t matter so much. I am confident that I can be likable, although I’m never certain about how likable I am at the moment.

Ummmm's avatar

Nope not at all

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