Do You Have High Or Low Self-Confidence?

You can find out if you have low or high self-confidence by asking yourself the right questions.If you have high self-confidence, you will agree with the following statements:

- I am eager to learn new things.

- I take pride in doing a good job and being a nice person.

- I can handle criticism without being too emotional.

- I know what things I am good at, and those that I'm not.

- It is okay if I win or if I lose.

- Before I do something, I usually think "I can do it."

- I like to try to do things without help but, I don't mind asking for help if I really need it.

- I like myself.

Does this sound like you? If some of the items in this checklist sound like you, that's good… you're developing self-confidence!

Remember to tell yourself everyday that you are a capable person!

Repeat 10 times "I like myself!", several times a day.

If this doesn't sound like you at all, check out the following questionnaire to find out if you have low self-confidence.

If you have low self-confidence , you might agree with the following statements:

- I do not like to try new things.

- I can't do anything right.

- If my friends criticize me, I get very upset.

- I don't know what I am good at.

- I have a hard time meeting new people or making friends.

- I am embarrassed to ask a question or speak up in a group.

- Before I do something, I may think "I can't do it."

- I don't like to try new things unless someone shows me how to do it first.

- I don't like myself.

If many or all of these items sound like you, it will be helpful for you to work on raising your self confidence.

Try these steps to boost your self-esteem and you will automatically boost the level of self confidence. - Think positive thoughts about yourself!

Focus on your strengths - not your weaknesses. Realize that you are better at some things than others. - Set realistic goals.

This means not setting goals too high or too low, but at a level you know you can reach. Then, you can always strive to do better than your goal. - Give yourself credit when you reach a goal and praise yourself when you have done well.

Have a party! who told you it was wrong? - Learn to be assertive - express your thoughts, opinions, needs, and feelings openly - but without abusing others' rights. - Don't compare yourself to others - remember, you're just fine the way you are! Comparison is one of the first reason for low self-esteem and depression.

You think that others are better than you. If you think so, you are probably right, but actually, it's totally wrong. - Practice positive body language. Walk tall, don't slump. When your body says "I can" everyone will believe you can.

Assess yourself on a regular basis. Ask yourself these questions. Buy a book or a course on self-confidence and do the assessment again to see if you improved. Learn from it and move on...

Copyright Emmanuel Segui

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