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I Know The Difference Between Confidence And Arrogance

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 342 People

    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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    In A Nutshell...

    Confidence: Thinking you can do it right. Arrogance: Thinking ONLY you can do it right.
    GwydionFrost GwydionFrost 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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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

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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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    My life taught me many variations.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    Yes we do!! It can easily be confused. The physical need and desire for someone? Or that emotional bond with special people in your life. To have both with the same person is the...
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    ...and will write about it in the comments section so the censors here won't delete what I write....
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    CalledByTheVoid CalledByTheVoid 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Well that's how women are they ask but in the end they will just do there own thinking they ask for advice so you can tell them what they want to hear Guys tend to be more task...
    dfries63 dfries63 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I thank God that woman are different from men for the most part.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    https://youtu.be/sVYh6UbbbO8Please BE the helping hand & reach out to people suffering all of this. I know that type of pain, feeling alone at a certain point in Life and fighting...
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    I can use the confidence boost but please, be honest!
    Irvyy Irvyy 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I have failed to understand what's going on in South Africa. Don't know what the reasons are for their actions but the results are heartbreaking
    optimisticgal optimisticgal 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    But many things stop me and it makes me unhappy knowing I don't have the support off the people I NEED to be able do it
    philex2014 philex2014 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    we were working on a game I created, just an old fashion dice football game. pretty cool for 1988, if I didn't create it in 2015. but he won't listen. he doesn't understand the...
    trent74 trent74 36-40, M Apr 2

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    Self-confidence... I had plenty of that when I was young. But I lost it due to some horrible life experiences. When I was young my daddy was always dtunk and hit my brother in...
    Miridia96 Miridia96 18-21, F 20 Responses Apr 2

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    I wear my confidence like a business suit. While at work, there is no hesitation or question of who I am or what I do. I know my job. I do it well. There is no question of that...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am lack of confidence. It's weird. I can make eye contact with girls but not boys. Obviously you can conclude that I've never made friends with boys. Plus I was in an all girls...
    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 31

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    Confidence is the secret to all beauty. There's no beauty that is attractive without confidence.
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I really wanted to do something to change the world for the better. I found this organization called Children International. At first, I thought it was a scam (it's sad that scams...
    ThereToCare ThereToCare 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have found that it does not matter if she is wearing a swimming suit, business suit, or yoga pants. When a woman allows the world to see her self confidence, it simply makes her...
    avgjoe71 avgjoe71 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    I think I've almost conquered my lack i Of self confidence. I'm trying to redefine my self worth in what it truly is. Through me and through my creator. The other day, I gave...
    queenjellyfish queenjellyfish 16-17, F Mar 23

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    I look back at my 42 years and know society looks at me as a failure in many ways: my 2 marriages, my kids, since one is disabled and one is biracial, my lack of monetary success...
    IlovePinkpanties IlovePinkpanties 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 8

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    It's so hard to have self confidence when my self esteem is close to none existence. I need to get a job, but every time I go in for an interview I get so nervous that I stutter...
    sierraladeirdre sierraladeirdre 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 10

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    My first husband was a liar and a cheater. Last yer I found out my current husband is a liar. Why don't I have the confidence in myself to leave? It's affecting every aspect of my...
    Amnjourney Amnjourney 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Does anyone know how to gain self confidence? I've been dealing with this problem for over 5 years. I sometimes feel as if im too nice to others, or just let myself go..I let...
    yasminesaleh00 yasminesaleh00 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I want to inspire. I want to help people. That's how I want to spend my life, making a difference. The thing is, I don't know how to do so. I don't know where to start.
    SimplyEm SimplyEm 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    not a huge difference though, like 10 years is to much a difference for people my age. my bf is 2yrs older than me.
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    17 yrs difference but life has many surprises.
    goodwitch011070 goodwitch011070 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Fixing my self esteem...well one way to do that is to raise my confidence. Being successful at things I enjoy will help me do that...
    starablaze starablaze 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 27

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    Etherealrose Etherealrose 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I need more self confidence and self esteem
    jake722 jake722 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    hello there ladies. .can i ask a question? which is important to you the looks or the attitude or could it be both and why? and what if you were to find out that later on the guy...
    crushingnails crushingnails 18-21 11 Responses Apr 1

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    don't know about relationships, it's more about personal compatibility and emotional compatibility than age, but age certainly plays an important part in a persons emotional level...
    chavclubowner chavclubowner 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love to dance. Escpecially to KPOP. And I'm pretty good, if I do say so myself. There's a talent show today at our school, and I really wanted to join this group of Kpop Dancers...
    RavenTail RavenTail 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Israeli soldiers filmed waking Palestinian children in middle of the night for questioning.Footage showing terrified Palestinian children being woken up by armed Israeli soldiers...
    peza peza 51-55, M 18 Responses Mar 28

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    the age difference isn't even noticeable if you are headed in similar paths.
    bittybear bittybear 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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