Ha! Tell me about it! I had to force myself to learn how to speak up for my talents so I could do well in job interviews. Giving myself compliments tends to make me squirm inside. I sooooo prefer it coming from other people, and even then I tend to wonder if they really mean what they're saying -- part of me is terrified that maybe they only complimented me in order to be nice.
So here's a related question for you all:
Since it's often necessary in this world to project confidence in order to get what you want, how do you go about raising your own self-confidence level? Any favorite habits/words/phrases come to mind?