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Confidence Is Tricky

The main reason we can’t find balance and become humble and confident is that most of us do not know themselves very well. The most incompetent of us are also the most likely to overestimate ourselves, while the truly best among us tend to underrate ourselves. This means that the difference between what we are and what we think of ourselves can be huge. And this, my friend, is a scientific fact. It is known as The Dunning–Kruger effect.

The Dunning–Kruger effect is a psychological effect in which people don’t realize their level of knowledge on a subject. People who know little about a subject think that they know more than they actually know. Also, people who know a lot about a subject may think that they know less than they do.

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So, the first step to becoming a humble and confident leader is to understand where are you now — do you skew more toward arrogance (too much or misplaced confidence) or self-deprecation (too little confidence)?

Here are 5 signs you have lack of confidence:

  • You avoiding doing certain things because you fear your ability to cope.
  • You always seek approval from others. However, an excellent job you may do, you feel comfortable only when others appreciate it.
  • You are indecisive in the midst of simple decisions.
  • You compare yourself with others.
  • You regularly thinking negative thoughts about yourself and your abilities.

Here are 5 signs you have lack of humility:

  • You like to brag with your accomplishments in the conversation
  • You know your way is the right way, you just know.
  • You treat servers, drivers, or other service personnel different from those you meet in a professional context
  • You show no interest about the person you are interacting with
  • You tend to put yourself, your personal agendas ahead of organizational objectives and the common good.

Depending on what you have — the lack of the quiet confidence or the humility we have some tips on how to improve both.

December 8, 2015
Confidence Is Tricky The main reason we can’t find balance and become humble and confident is that most of us do not know themselves very well. […]

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