Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic wrote a book called Confidence about the fact confidence is “at best just a mask for our insecurities; at worst it’s a dangerous self-delusion.”
I disagree. I think confidence is vital. So do the many people I have asked.
But what do you think? Here are 3 questions I am currently using to ascertain the role of confidence in people’s lives and how they gained that confidence (or what they would do if they had it).
Remember that everyone is confident in certain areas and everyone has fear. Moving outside your comfort zone and doing something you are not comfortable doing is what takes confidence. With that in mind, I am interested in reading your answers to the following questions:
1) Which role does confidence play in your life (why is it important)?
2a) In the areas you are confident, how did you develop it, what were the main factors involved in developing it?
2b) In the areas you are not confident, what would you do differently if you had it?
3) How do you notice that someone (else) is confident?
N.B. The information in the answers I receive will only be used as an anonymous statistic. It will not be published, posted or otherwise made public in a form which could be traced back to you apart from the fact it appears on the comments below.