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I Know The Difference Between Confidence And Arrogance

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    Confidence And Arrogance, Ignorance And Stupidity

    In my opinion, confidence is being sure of yourself while being willing to change and learn when you are wrong. Arrogance is being sure of yourself and refusing to change or learn when you are wrong.Just as ignorance is the lack of knowledge while stupidity is the refusal to gain...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T Mar 13, 2013

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    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 9, 2015

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    I wish everyone did. Confidence is a huge turn

    on. Someone that knows their capabilities and carries themselves in a positive, self assured manner is so much more attractive than the over-bearing, cavalier people who don't truly possess confidence, just the extreme behavior, attempting to pass their arrogance off as...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 3, 2015

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    How to be confident without being arrogant?

    Hooooow? I'm neither, btw...so yeah
    LittleUnicorn LittleUnicorn 18-21 Jun 15, 2015

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    There is a difference.

    .. While some seem to have a sincere smile from the start, others show it with actions. Yet, when some can't combine the two you just wonder.... "Is this person just doing this to get something in return?" It seems some people are never expecting something (not conditional) in...
    aSagittarius aSagittarius 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 11, 2015

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    I believe...Confidence is not bravado,

    or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery or strength. It isn't a bold or brash air of self-belief directed at others. Like saying I am this or that. That would be arrogance.Confidence is quiet: It’s a 'natural expression' of ability and self-regard. It doesn't have to...
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 26 Responses Jun 15, 2015

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    A lot of people think I'm arrogant

    because I'm quiet, brutally honest, and a bit narcissistic, but truthfully I know my strengths and my weaknesses. Sometimes I verbalize incorrectly but I'm confident in myself, flaws and all.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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    Aye. Confidence is knowing

    which tool to use, whereas arrogance is trying to repair things with s spoon.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 15, 2015

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    Arrogance is when you tell someone how they

    should do something bold that you've never attempted yourself. Confidence is when you go out and do something bold and don't make a big deal about it. Even better, when the arrogant people call you later for advice on how to do it, you choose not to remind them that they used...
    HistoryMystery HistoryMystery 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 3, 2015

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    Confidence is knowing

    that you can do something without trying to top everyone else whereas arrogance, you try to top everyone else and prove that you're better than them.
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F Jun 28, 2015

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    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2015

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    In A Nutshell...

    Confidence: Thinking you can do it right. Arrogance: Thinking ONLY you can do it right.
    GwydionFrost GwydionFrost 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    I am always confident

    but I can be arrogant but not to other people. I don't want them to feel discouraged. Thor would remind himself of his extreme might as motivation and I follow the path of the Thunder God.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Jun 16, 2015

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    I wish I had the confidence of batman, if I was faced with a group of enemies I would be like "ok guys, I think I can take you guys down....I think...3 of you need to stay right...
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    I used to be confident, outspoken, and respected for being that way. Then I had friends betray me and coworkers berate me to a point where I've lost all my confidence. I wish I...
    dontnevergiveuponyourself dontnevergiveuponyourself 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Mostly the looks I get from men a disinterest/disgust and looks that say they're trying to work out what species I am. It really hurts me feelings and it's part of the reason I...
    Foxie913 Foxie913 41-45, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    My confidence over night became so low. I have no confidence What so ever. I wish I knew why. Not sure what to do either. Not good
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 70+, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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    I Could Not Ask For More - Sara Evans(thank-you to the YouTube up-loader for sharing the blessings.)Do you know Estillgirl or have her as a friend well you should.From day one...
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    eyeno eyeno 61-65, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't know why I'm even on this planet..I wish I had a spacecraft so I could fly away. Dying here alone , or some other place makes no difference anyhow.
    atomicsteve1111 atomicsteve1111 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    A girl made me blow my load when i was 16 at school, just by pressing her leg or feet against my upper outer thigh, could she have been doing it on purpose/knew what happened/was...
    Th3Notorious Th3Notorious 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I love that moment when you look at someone, and that alone seems to charge the air between the two of you. I'm fascinated by how some people are so immediately drawn to each...
    MaidForMilking MaidForMilking 41-45, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    Some days I wish I could see myself the way other people do. I lost a lot of my self confidence when I was with my ex. He put me down so many times that he made me believe I wasn't...
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    Sadly yes. It goes away the days when I put on nice makeup and try to look really cute! sometimes it catches up to me though. I know people think I look adorable and that helps :33...
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I think self confidence can become addictive. Well, that was all I had to say.
    PigMonkeyHybrid PigMonkeyHybrid 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    IT WAS NEVER A PRIORITY. I try to be who my parents say is good. Fail I try to get away. Be who society say is good. Fail lack of funds. I try so hard to be somebody anybody...
    deleted deleted 26-30 a week ago

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    ...Like seeing my children act their age and being full of life, happiness and innocence, swing a beautiful sunset/sunrise, listening to the birds tweet, walking through a...
    wonderofwonders1 wonderofwonders1 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I sat and looked him in the eyes and asked if he loves me and his reply "yes babes I love you with all my heart" now why did I smell Bullsh"t because two weeks down the line and...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    These last two years have been such a growing experience. Like my advice is so good now. I thought I was mature when I was 14 and now I look back and I just think about how...
    ihaveaname99 ihaveaname99 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I used to believe that a ham was an animal. You know, you've got your chickens, your roosters, your hens, your hams... I only learned that it came from a pig sometime in High...
    AprilRobertaLudgate AprilRobertaLudgate 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I used to believe that voting would make a difference. What a fool I was.
    traveler440 traveler440 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    I used to feel this way and I used to have very low confidence in myself. I refused to talk to anyone, I refused to include myself in anyone's conversations and anyone's parties. I...
    Caitlinsmith1636 Caitlinsmith1636 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 4

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    I have always had trouble talking to girls. I'm just so socially awkward and don't know how to talk anymore.
    notalkunlessyoutalk notalkunlessyoutalk 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I do not see anything in me..i can look in the mirror and see my reflection but no good traits, no positive things..i mainly look at myself like have i always been this way...where...
    4rmSin 4rmSin 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 2

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