**Continues to derail**cough i am derailing the thread cough
Do you have the opportunity to discuss your thoughts and ideas regardless? I really enjoy putting mine out there. We learn not only from books- knowledge takes many forms, and come from many sources. I am very happy to be corrected, because it is a part of the study process, and I love studying. What better than a mentor to walk with you and straighten out your understanding? It's like an interactive book.
SAID LIKE THE E5 I AM
More seriously, I do encourage you to give it a shot. Think of the things you'll learn!
Another way of looking at it is that self-righteousness seems based on a subjective self-valuation that may lack support, while self-confidence rests on a self-valuation that can be substantiated more objectively. That is, the self-confident person really does know what they are talking about, and can do what they say they can. Or, yet another way: self-righteousness is based in who someone is, and self-confidence in what they know or can do. I have sometimes pointed out the difference between the notion of being better than other people, and being better AT certain things than other people. The latter is just an expression of reality and not a moral judgment on other people's worth as human beings. True self-confidence is not threatened by the knowledge or abilities of others. They after all can provide valuable learning opportunities or collaboration.No, sorry I suppose what I was saying was somewhat unclear, what I specifically was referencing I bolded in your text there, specifically someone who has that feeling as they are better than others by default rather than those focused on knowledge and capability itself. As Earl Grey sort of expanded on (because I wasn't super clear in my first text perhaps) is that there is a distinct difference between confidence and self righteousness, where confidence doesn't work off an idealized image of them self by necessity and is willing to consider the possibility that they could be wrong (when it is pointed out) or consider others ability or ideas when others are also competent and self righteousness would be based off of an image of being right consistently and typically has less of a focus on the learning prospect due to being an informant or the most competent being aligned with the ego or some moral superiority.
You do come across as very enthusiastic, probably one reason you can appear extraverted at times.cough i am derailing the thread cough
(now that I think of it, I wonder if my enthusiasm outweighing my self esteem is why I seem confident. That really is still a mystery to me)
Well, it is just as important to tell someone where they are right as where they are wrong. Forums like this one are a good venue for sharing ideas, for just the reasons you mention. The asyncronous, text-based communication style lends itself to people who want to ponder well before replying, or tie together various other perspectives. Discord chat is a faster pace, and also provides the option of voice chat. So, you can try different methods in what I hope is a friendly setting. I at least have enjoyed reading your thoughts on a variety of topics, and appreciate your being a good sport with the Discord shenanigans. Finally, being a good communicator is something you can learn, so if that is important to you, look for tips and advice whether online or in person, and practice when you have a chance.**Continues to derail**
I rarely get the opportunity. I love talking about ideas, but I have a very small presence and tend to stutter and speak very quietly, so it's not always easy for me to share ideas unless the conversation speed is very "monologue oriented" or over text platforms where I'm actually given the chance to respond to things and have people respond to those thoughts (ie. I give my thoughts in a blerb, they give their thoughts in a blerb, more of a slow setting). I'm easy to talk over and I'm often treated more like a wall or therapist than a person since I lack the assertion to get my ideas across unless I'm specifically in a debate setting where I often lead a bit more or am specifically providing advise or perspective myself. When I get to speak and am in an environment with others who are interested in sharing ideas or gaining perspective rather than just providing their own, I'm generally pretty confident in the way I go about it and with what I'm saying, however I get caught in entertaining other ideas/possibilities too much and being entertained by how other people think/different perspectives which often gets me plowed over more. It's kind of a shame I'm the recluse/awful communicator since I'm more of a discussion based/auditory learner anyways.
I'm pretty open to being corrected for the most part and prefer that at least to having my opinion being affirmed. In the prior at least I'm getting something new out of the conversation and bettering my own understanding of the topic.