Self confidence - Confidence in one self , faith in your own abilities and judgement...the body language of people with self confidence is generally speaks about their attitude...head high and shoulder back....
Low self confidence or under confidence - is in the person who are insecure, do not trust anyone, they are constantly in self doubt, have submissive behaviour and are very oversensitive to criticism of any sorts.
Over confidence is excess of confidence, and generally it has a negative connotation.....
So while self confidence is a quality/strength, both being under and over confident is a weakness...
Confidence is a result of competence. To check what competence the person has, put him/her on the test. Competence will come out.
Confidence is also a result of awareness of other's capacities. Mahatma Gandhi was completely confident of self rule. He had tremendous confidence on the capabilities of Indians. Hence he took up the movement of Swaraj.
Confidence is also a result of self-awareness. Self-awareness means how much a person knows about himself or herself? For this better to SWOT analysis, 360 degree feedback, Johari window etc.
Many of our decisions are based on limited knowledge of ourselves. Many times we feel that we can do something but we can't do and many times we feel that we cannot do something but we are capable of doing it.
Self-awareness is a great virtue. It won't come easily. However, one can look at one's successes or failures of the recent past. This introspection also helps in generating the confidence.
Dinesh V Divekar
Dinesh V Divekar has put it very nicely to answer your query reg:"how and when we can say that "I am competent enough to do the job"?"
An Important aspect/factor/trait of a self-confidence person is NOT JUST the knowledge about what he/she can do [competence], BUT ALSO WHAT HE/SHE CANNOT DO--basically his/her limitations. Such a person, if given a task that he/she knows is beyond his/her present understanding/capability, there wouldn't be any hesitation to say: NO, I can't do it.
I agree with Archna's remarks: self confidence is a quality/strength, both being under and over confident is a weakness...
But while under-confidence can be corrected relatively easily [all it would need is a few doses of 'motivation' regularly for sometime], it takes a lot more to correct over-confidence--since quite often over-confidence leads to arrogance, which is almost impossible to correct, UNLESS the individual concerned himself/herself realizes it & co-operates in the process.
There is Dialogue in Film GAJANI'"
THERE IS LITTLE DIFFRENCE IN SELF CONFIDENCE AND OVER CONFIDENCE
Self Confidence : i can do this .
Over Confidence : Only I Can do This.
i think it is the right way to know the diffrence between self confidence and over confidence.
Purushottam Dass Matta
Sr. Exe.( Admin & HR)
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what is the difference between self confidence and over confidence?
i can answer this question- self confidence
i am the only person who knows the answer to this question- over confidence
this can be taken as an example for your question
Having said that I think one may not relate defining confidence with the body language. Because its a side effect rather than the core issue.
Also I believe we can use under confidence and over confidence to help us. Though this is quite arguable, I think we can use everything to make our way. I have experienced this personally. If anybody is interested, then only I'll post it because I think this might be irrelevant post to comment on this topic..