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Updated 08/21/2017
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  1. the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust.
    "we had every confidence in the staff"
    "I have little confidence in these figures"
    • the state of feeling certain about the truth of something.
      "it is not possible to say with confidence how much of the increase in sea levels is due to melting glaciers"
    • a feeling of self-assurance arising from one's appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities.
      "she's brimming with confidence"
      "she's brimming with confidence"

   4 Ways To Be More Confident At Work  (Article + 1:16 Video) |  Forbes, Erica Gellerman                      09/30/2016
   Most of us have had a workplace moment like this: We look at a colleague who was just
   given a promotion or a raise and think, “I know just as much as he does. How did he get
   that promotion while I’m still stuck in this same role?”

   It may be because they benefit from the swagger of self-confidence. According to studies
   by Don Moore of Carnegie Mellon University, people are more likely to be swayed by
   confidence than expertise. In some situations confidence can actually be more important
   than competence, which can be troubling for women, who tend to report lower levels of
   confidence, especially in the workplace.

   Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight,
   or any experience that reveals the human spirit. – E.E. Cummings
One of the things that held me back from pursuing my dreams for many years was fear of
   failure … and the lack of self-confidence that I needed to overcome that fear.

   It’s something we all face, to some degree, I think. The key question: how do you overcome
   that fear?

   By working on your self-confidence and self-esteem. Without really thinking of it in those
   terms, that’s what I’ve been doing over the years, and that’s what helped me finally overcome
   my fears, and finally pursue my dreams.

   Confidence  |  Psychology Today
   Confidence can be described as a belief in one's ability to succeed. Striking a healthy
   balance can be challenging. Too much of it and you can come off as cocky and stumble
   into unforeseen obstacles, but having too little can prevent you from taking risks and
   seizing opportunities—in school, at work, in your social life, and beyond.

   How to Cope with a Sudden Loss of Confidence  |  Psychology Today, Gretchen L Watson          07/10/2017
   Straightforward tips for dealing with fluctuating self-esteem.

   Self-Confidence Test for Women  |  WebMD.com,
   Find out if you have self-confidence:
If you have high self-confidence, you will agree with the statements in the article.
   Sorry guys, they didn't do one for the Men.

   How Self-Confident Are You?  |  MindTools
   How self-confident do you feel? Are you full of it, or do you wish you had more of it?
   A 14 question set of 5 responses to obtain your Score and Feedback - all private.
   Does require use of a Facebook or LinkedIn sign-in to get your results.
   Whether someone demonstrates self-confidence by being decisive, trying new things, or
   staying in control when things get difficult, a person with high self-confidence seems to
   live life with passion and enthusiasm. Other people tend to trust and respect these
   confident individuals, which helps them build even more self-confidence – and so the
   cycle continues.
   However, it’s not always easy to initiate that cycle. So, where do you begin? 

   So You Think You Know Your Partner's Sexual Preferences
     |  Psychology Today, Isadora Alman MFT, CST                                                                                                                        07/06/2017
   As you no doubt know, preference means favoring one thing, person, or activity over
   others; given a choice, this is what one would choose. For some reason it is often confused
   with orientation (whether one’s sex objects are women or men) when we speak of sexual

   Many people, particularly those in a long term relationship, are sure they know exactly
   what their partner likes sexually. “I touch him there and he goes crazy” or “She loves it when
   I do that.” But are you really sure? Have you ever actually talked about sexual preferences
   together? Yes, your partner may react with pleasure when you do a certain thing but be too
   timid to tell you that s/he would actually prefer something else or rather have whatever it is
   done differently that you usually do it.