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I Act More Confident Than I Am

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    A teacher of mine once said a rather insightful thing during a lecture. He said that confidence and self-esteem are two very different things. To be confident is to project a certain self-assurance to those around you. To have self-esteem is to actually believe in yourself and...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 17, 2008

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    Sometimes I can pull it off sometimes I can't.

    I'm actually a decent actor in many situations though. i'll admit there were times in my past where my mentality was "act the role until you can own it or grow into it."
    greenrust greenrust 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 9, 2014

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    I Am Always Surprised By How Confident I Appear To Be!

    People always says things to me like "your so confident you could do anything" or "your the most confident I know".  I'm always surprised by such remarks, i just don't realise just how confident I appear to be.  I always come across as being really enthusiastic and...
    eelarc eelarc 26-30, F Mar 8, 2010

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    Acting

    i act overly confident with everything i do. but in my head im thinking im going to fail i just know i will. i think i do this more to make myself believe i can do it more than i am for other people. i have low self confidence in myself. but i try to just brush it off.
    bigc420 bigc420 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 22, 2009

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    A Front!

    I act more confident than I am a lot! I guess I do it to protect myself. I feel that if people knew how I really felt and let then see my vunerability they would take advantage. Most people who know me think I'm so confident, in fact they would probably say I'm the most confident...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    Is it possible to have the most confidence in

    yourself but at the same time but not feel confident ... If that makes sense to anyone ?
    SpaceGhost24 SpaceGhost24 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 13, 2014

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    For me it Really depends on the subject,

    if I am interested in it or Have to know it for one reason or another, I get Deep into the subject matter and learn all I can and while I am learning "I fake it, 'til I make it" It is that way with a new job too, I go into the interview and/or the first day/week on the job and...
    NvBikeBoy NvBikeBoy 31-35, M Jan 7, 2014

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    “You crave the deepest connections with

    others, but you don’t trust to let anyone in.”
    heymaia heymaia 18-21, F 1 Response May 16, 2014

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    Best Face Forward

    Call it pride nor predjudice I maintain the facade.  So weak, so flawed. Broken and bent, not quite spent. This whirlwind that changes the songs.   Not the snobbery of pretense, no that would be shallow To worship  the tangible things. Having...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 7, 2008

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    I Often Hear....

    ....that I am the bravest, strongest person that people know...how that can be true, when I am a quivering bowl full of jelly on the inside, I do not know... Yet, in true Gloria Gaynor fashion, I have survived all that life has thrown at me, and all that I have concocted out my...
    SerenitySeeker SerenitySeeker 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 26, 2008

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    yah, it has gotten me in trouble at work, started family feuds, terrible things happen to children....I'm leaving that scene bye bye Facebook aka fake book ; p
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    The empty gift boxes of your words have littered the world around me for way too long.
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    Then there was that time when my middle finger stood up for me so strong, it burst the guy's eardrums...
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    "what you do speaks so loudly, that what you say I can't hear."
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    I think people now and days take words for granted. if they say they are going to do something then do it, if not than why speak at all.
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    When you've been disappointed so many times that you begin to realize how important it is to stop and say that's enough coercion for me. Stop talking & show me what you got.
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    I am a very trusting and usually will believe what someone tells me, until they show me otherwise... once your talk doesn't match your actions, I pull back and only pay attention...
    BestMe3 BestMe3 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 23

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    Any pattern of behavior, emotion, or action that a person does regularly toward other people will eventually be turned on you. When you see someone in your life treating others in...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 23

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    Your verbal needs to match your non-verbal.
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    I am on a mission to butt the ******* in my way of reading by his clanging sales pitch. Get off ep my page butthead.
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    Yes, I can be a big kid...so what?
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    I may not be the most beautiful woman in the world. But I'm capable of loving with all my heart. It really doesn't matter to you?? *sigh*.
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