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The correlation between social classes and self-confidence

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 sustenance for the two of them.

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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.

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  2. Do not worry a...

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