Re: How to build confidence from within
This is some good stuff for those looking for confidence. I like the bit on naming off the most positive traits about you.
It's great to be confident in who you are, but a maximum amount of confidence, I believe, is a bad thing. The reason why people my age have such a hard time with helping others is because they don't really know how to give constructive criticism. They focus only on the negatives, and they will tear people down on it. Nobody realizes that they can do the same thing, but if they add in what that person did right, then it will motivate them, reinforce positive actions, and make them grow even better and further.
I am a confident person, and I like to say I have a lot of it, but I avoid the point where I am overflowing with it. If one believes that he is perfection and the best he is, he will become stagnant and will cease to grow and become better. I am all about becoming better. That is why with everything that I do, even when I do it great, I will find at least one thing I did wrong or that I could have done better. That way, I am reinforcing positive habits, but I am also correcting and improving the weak ones. Self-constructive criticism: it works wonders
In the end, this is pretty decent; a nice little exercise that anyone should do to find their strongest points. I can also see potential for an awesome rapport building routine in pickup.
"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time." - Malcolm X