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I Act More Confident Than I Am

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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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    I'm the most confident

    and insecure person at the same time, it's weird.
    143blondieee 143blondieee 18-21, F Feb 4, 2014

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    Great Lesson...

    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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    “You crave the deepest connections with

    others, but you don’t trust to let anyone in.”
    heymaia heymaia 16-17, F 1 Response May 16, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I fully believe actions speak louder than words. But I also believe words can hurt more than actions. Everything is relative, and based situation to situation. All in all, I...
    MsBree01 MsBree01 22-25, F Jan 4

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    Well, I've had a good dose of actions speaking louder than words rather recently. Given, I already knew the deal from day one. I'm just glad I had the good sense to protect myself...
    Nyx1978 Nyx1978 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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    Almost everything is easier to be said than it is to actually be done. That's exactly why actions speak louder than words.
    Sapphic33 Sapphic33 26-30, F 10 Responses Jan 10

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    I have found the person who is found during the test, the choices made when one is pressed, is their truth undressed. do actions speak louder than words.....hell yes!
    myvoyce myvoyce 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Words are merely these sensory things gliding across our throats, released by the whip of our tongues to interrupt empty space between us. They don't 'mean' much to me. Say...
    yourtheocean yourtheocean 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I think my roommate is hinting at something more than what we are now. I mean she's so religious, opposite of myself, so I don't think she would actually do anything, or cross that...
    MySoCalledLife907 MySoCalledLife907 22-25, F Jan 21

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    Ugh I hate how mom is so obsessed with how I look YES I cld be a reflection of how I feel/ what I'm going through HOWEVER I feel like she is being rude if she comments on how I...
    Hey4yu Hey4yu 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    It is easy to speak about a problem then to go and solve. Actions speaks louder but they are also more difficult and that is why many people just kepp it up with the speaking.
    Nickgermany Nickgermany 46-50, M Jan 10

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    It is really tough when someone gets used to not having their words and actions compared - it excludes trust from the relationship. Authenticity and accountability are missing...
    IStallion IStallion 51-55 1 Response Jan 19

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    Another Loss for Nice Guys; This One Wins Praise:- Rafael Nadal Praises Tim Smyczek’s Sportsmanship in Close Match MELBOURNE, Australia — Tim Smyczek, a qualifier from...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    Actions will always speak louder than words. People can say whatever they want, but if they're actions don't show it then what they say doesn't really mean a whole lot.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Someone can lie about what they have done, or what they plan to do... But in the end... The lie always appears, because your words were lies you thought I wanted to hear and your...
    Funkyouup Funkyouup 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 19

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    You can call me anything you want but until I act like the adjective you call me It doesn't apply
    xxangellynnxx xxangellynnxx 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    Words are useless without actions. Stop making promises you can't do; my faith in you is as big as your ****.
    SweeterThanToblerone SweeterThanToblerone 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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    I got two herniated disc ruptures when I was 22. After two surgeries that helped the pain but did not cure it, I was in constant and chronic pain. Add to that I was overweight, I...
    yaminiC yaminiC 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Sometimes it is just unbelievably unfair. Some people say sweet things without really being sincere. You get that unavoidably happy feeling, especially when that person's...
    2Paz 2Paz 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 19

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    A person's actions will tell you everything you need to know. slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    I do, but have forgotten that principle recently. If you cannot follow through on your promises than you are not trustworthy.
    Myfairlady1 Myfairlady1 46-50, F 7 Responses Jan 11

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    I saw and... I just realized that those poor people who sell themselves to whoever demons of everynight. . . Who sells love and their pride and dignity to others for money. And in...
    CursedRaven CursedRaven 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I see everything, if your trying to hide something that's the first thing ill notice. I can tell your not being honest by your eyes and body language. I see your other I treat in...
    MermaidTripp MermaidTripp 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I try to write more stories but find myself coming across more experiences... -____-t
    LoveOverHatred LoveOverHatred 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    Even though i dress nicer and i use make up. It doesn't improve anything, i don't get more attention and people don't treat me better for it.
    Mikaela1920 Mikaela1920 16-17 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I will not be making any resolutions thus year. I will simply try to take life one day at a time and be the best version of me possible. Happy 2015 everyone!
    funlecy1 funlecy1 46-50, F 7 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    If you are nice to me, then I will be 10 times nicer to you for just being nice to me. In my opinion, kindness is one of the best gifts anyone could give you.
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 4 Responses Jan 3

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    so sick of people saying something and never doing it
    heavenlygrace heavenlygrace 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 4

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    I for one know thst this is so true after 26 yrs in the milititary and all you hear is And thats an order
    sucamuff sucamuff 66-70, M 5 Responses Jan 6

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    Prove to me that you've changed. Prove to me that 2015 will not be a repeat of 2014. It's time for you to grow up.
    Kimarieee Kimarieee 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    LISTEN UP EP USERS! we need to make a change. we need to put an end to the all bullying. we need to make this world equal for each and every person. we need to help each other out...
    fadingstar77 fadingstar77 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 13

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    I believe in this very much so that's why I don't argue or say what I would do I just do it especially if I believe in it ( no that doesn't mean I jump in to fights either haha)
    avo3 avo3 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I'm such a fool to allow my "man" move in with me for two years without a job. going into third year he became employed but wouldn't help me with bills. I asked him to move out...
    imtired1512 imtired1512 41-45, F 12 Responses Jan 19

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    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 15 Responses Jan 20

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    I just really need to vent because I don't speak about this with anyone in my personal life. I was crazy, head over heels for my ex. He left me and went back to his ex and married...
    OperationElevation OperationElevation 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    You can say you love someone all you want but unless you prove it then it's just words! You can say you're sorry for my pose of a loved one but coming to the visitation and funeral...
    AvaDay AvaDay 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Never get too comfortable With anyone Over anything Ever.
    Sergjok Sergjok 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    No matter how old I get, I still freak out when I lose my mom in a store..
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 9 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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