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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Self-confidence'

Self-confidence Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    self-confidence n : freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority" [syn: assurance, self-assurance, confidence, authority, sureness]
Self-confidence Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Self-confidence \Self`-con"fi*dence\, n. The quality or state of being self-confident; self-reliance. A feeling of self-confidence which supported and sustained him. --Beaconsfield.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Self-confidence'

The socio-psychological concept of self-confidence relates to self-assuredness in one's personal judgment, ability, power, etc., sometimes manifested excessively.

Professor Raj Persaud posits that true self confidence comes from an attitude where you:

Practical exercises are essential for building self confidence. These include but are not limited to: working out to attain a proper physique, making a fool of oneself and doing something embarrassing in public to get over the fear of it, dressing sharper and more often, getting a stylish haircut, and overall making appearance more appealing to others. Waking up in the morning, getting dressed well can make a person feel far more confident in their daily routine, and this newfound confidence radiates in any interaction. It takes time and practice, but will certainly work.

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* Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense. - Arnold Bennett

* Your confidence in the people, and your doubt about them, are closely related to your self-confidence and your self-doubt. - Kahlil Gibran

* The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. - William Jennings Bryan

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