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Category Archives: Self confidence
Asking for Ideas
Writing a well-crafted novel is hard labor, like going through a struggle harder than childbirth. Some authors want to seek out a short-cut, a sure thing, or a fully fleshed-out plot that has been used successfully in the past. However … Continue reading
Woman on a tightrope
Recently the movie Not Okay hit a nerve by using “Unlikeable female protagonist” as one of the content warnings for its rating. What did the likability of the main character have to do with identifying the appropriate audience for this … Continue reading
How likeable does a character have to be?
We often hear it is absolutely necessary for your protagonist to be likable. I take this advice not just with a grain of salt but with a huge chunk of sodium chloride. One of my very dislikable characters (according to … Continue reading
How to be less confident
Search on Google for information on how to be less confident, and over 90% of the hits will actually be explaining ways to increase your confidence. This does have its perks. According to research from Washington University overconfident managers are more likely … Continue reading
Posted in Creativity, intelligence, Leadership, Self confidence 1 Comment
Multiplying like rabbits
Have you been a the position in which someone purported to be knowledgeable, or even an expert in an area gave you instructions that were impossible to follow once you got into the details… huge chunks of the process were … Continue reading
Posted in Group psychology, intelligence, Leadership, Self confidence, Self-awareness Tagged over confidence, self-deception, status 1 Comment
What does being agreeable have to do with over-confidence?
Did you ever wonder how researchers determine levels of confidence? Typically this research is perform using a population of college students volunteer to take part in psychological tests (sometimes a requirement for a psychology course). To measure confidence, students take … Continue reading
Posted in Mental health, Psychology, Self confidence Tagged extroversion, Five factor analysis, Motivation 1 Comment
You can dream it, but you will probably never do it.
How many times have you heard “if you can dream it, you can do it?” Well evidently if you can dream it you consider yourself happier, even if you never get around to doing it. And you are also similar … Continue reading