When confidence turns into arrogance and cockiness, that’s when
it is definitely a bad thing. No one
likes a know-it-all and no one likes a
showoff. Confidence is great, but you
have to learn how to control it.
Too much confidence is fine within
the boundaries of humility, kindness,
critical thinking and always knowing
how much one has yet to learn.
Too much con;dence sounds like
overcon;dence, which sounds
like more con;dence than ability.
Whether that’s a bad thing or not
would be determined by those on
the receiving end of it. An overcon;dent nerd asking out a beauty
queen is brave and admirable. An
overcon;dent service person who
can’t really help you is annoying
Confidence is what allows you
to take a leap of faith and stretch
yourself beyond current expectations. However, too much confidence
can lead to a lack of empathy or a
false sense of entitlement.
—Kristal McCarroll Speller
Confidence is the balance point
between arrogance and fear. A confident person knows they can do
the job and do it well, but they also
realize they are not infallible. At the
same time, they don’t have to prove
to everyone else how confident
they are because then that shows
that they’re actually insecure.
—Rebekah McDonald Maxim
I’m somewhat confident that it is.
Is too much con;dence
a bad thing?
THROUGHOUT OUR LIVES, everyone from parents to teachers
to bosses tells us about the importance of self-con;dence. Self-con;dence helps motivate us to move forward in life, take on
challenges and, ultimately, succeed. But how often are we
warned about having too much self-con;dence? Some experts
believe overcon;dence can lead to an unwillingness to see the world
through others’ eyes, a lack of empathy and not being able to
recognize our own faults and errors.
What do you think?
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