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    Yes, but the topic got offtopic. Those questions must be answered beforehand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    Else they shouldn't be confident; with you so far. Ah, so everyone is a failure.
    People are too confident, and can't do anything.
    People are non confident, and don't try to do anything.
    I like it.
    as i said, it's irrelevant. developing objectivity, especially towards yourself, is far more important. it is not about being overconfident or underconfident, but learning to consider your abilities objectively. confidence is essentially a form of presumption that isnt most often necessary.

    my example was pointing out that, if one insisted upon copping out of objective self assessment, more often than not the results are, interestingly enough, inverted.

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    Grayscale...

    A few points regarding confidence.

    A.) Confident people are incredibly rare.

    B.) Cockiness and confidence are not the same thing. Cockiness is just one of insecurity's myriad manifestations.

    C.) It is true that confidence does not entail great ability, duh. There are brilliant people out there who sadly lack confidence, and "normal" Joes who don't (lack confidence).

    D.) What is often indicative of confidence and those who truly have it, is that they know what they are capable of as well as what they're not (self-efficacy). They accept themselves and love themseleves. And they are empowered by these qualities to be who are they are and do as they do as they please.

    E.) I have found that confident people are incredibly self-aware people who also happen to have adopted a grounded kind of optimism.

    F.) The world would be a better place if there were more people who were confident. Insecure people often act shitty not only to themselves but to others as well. :sad:
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    for the sake of further discussion, here's a definition im working from:

    "faith or belief that one will act in a right, proper, or effective way", "the quality or state of being certain"

    what has not been established is why confidence is necessary. it seems to be a general approach of "i will succeed" that ignores the calculated natured of reality. either someone will have the ability to do something or they dont, couldn't someone simply identify what they want and exert themselves to the best of their abilities to acheive it? why do they need to "feel" like they can?

    seems like a blanket word for comfortable convinctions.

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    WTF happened here?

    *treads carefully, avoiding fluff*

    This is a disaster! Dana, how did you let this happen?

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    i started it...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatsWhatHeSaid View Post
    WTF happened here?

    *treads carefully, avoiding fluff*

    This is a disaster! Dana, how did you let this happen?
    Welll.. ya know.. people see a thread about popularity and just have to jump in and post something inane, in the hope that they'll be popular...







    like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    like this.
    way to steal my crowd, geoff


    sheesh you'd think people would have a little courtesy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Welll.. ya know.. people see a thread about popularity and just have to jump in and post something inane, in the hope that they'll be popular...







    like this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mippus View Post
    Hm, that explains your popularity
    No way, dude. It's her big breasts.
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