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Too scared to speak up? How to be more confident

theguardian.com

Confidence

Confidence is hardwired into us from birth. The environment of where we grew up in and how we were raised affects our confidence.

Academic self-confidence is 50% nature and 50% nurture. It is important that we have a strong grasp of who we are and what we can be because th...

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Men and women have differences in biological makeups and it also involves their difference in confidence. Women have a biological tendency to seek acceptance and avoid conflict, while men tend to take more risks under pressure. This shows that women might appear to lack inner confidence.

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The correlation between social classes and self-confidence

Confidence has much to do with space - with how much room you feel able and allowed to take up.

A child that grows up with an affluent family has a different perception of himself than of the child who grows up in a one bedroom home with a single parent that could hardly provide susten...

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Building one's confidence and self-esteem does not happen overnight. Like any other skill, it takes time and consistent practice.

Here are some ways to help build confidence:

  1. Be honest with yourself and know what you need to improve on
  2. Do not worry a...

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