is it good to be confident?

United States
April 13, 2010 6:56am CST
Mylots Recently i have found out that i am confident some people say it is a good thing but then again isn't being over confident consider cocky i mean i don't wanna be cocky but sometimes i am to people like when i play games i admit i am ok but sometimes i am like the underdog when i play but anyways. Are you cocky or just confident?
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@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
13 Apr 10
I think it's good to be confident, but of course, not to be too boastful. I believe that having self confidence makes a person happier, as there are always positive emotion and thinking around the person. As for myself, I had lower self esteem when I was younger. I used to think myself as a rather stupid person, and I couldn't do things well, and too much worries. Well, life went on, and as I grew older, I have gained more confidence too. Having more self confidence, I am really happier with myself. Of course, I don't think I am boastful, I do not show off what I have.
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@megamatt (14327)
• United States
14 Apr 10
I think that it is extremely important to have confidence for sure. I mean, if you do not have the confidence, then how are you going anything that will push you to achieve greater things? If you are unsure and not as confident, then it will be hard to really push yourself to achieve new things. Therefore, confidence will allow us to push the boundaries just a little bit and allow us to achieve a lot in life. Really often times, all we need is a little confidence to push ourselves. Still there is a fine line of being confident enough to succeed and too confident. Then after being too confident, you really fall headfirst into cocky, which can be the undoing of many people. A little success tends to go to the head. It blows up that confidence into new levels and then people become cocky. And cockiness leads to sloppiness and sloppiness leads to us falling flat on his face. So in the end, confidence is fine, providing of course you do not run away with it. There is nothing wrong with a little confidence, as that can allow us to push ourselves and stray outside of a safe zone. As long as we do not get too cocky. I find myself to be a bit confident, at least enough to function well enough. I tend to try and reign myself in so I not become too confident and thus become cocky.
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@longbangod (1791)
• Philippines
14 Apr 10
Yes! It is important to be confident, because having confidence to oneself means you can do everything in the right place with no much room for mistakes, if you are not confident enough chances are you can make decisions or actions that are not in accordance with what is right, such qualities that people admires or wanted to possess since not all people has self confidence.
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@climber7565 (2579)
• United States
14 Apr 10
Life has a funny way of teaching you humility if you get cocky, so is best to trust your full potential but remain humble, remember how you got to where you are and don't put others down for their handicaps. Its good to be confident of what you know and what you can do, but use it for the good of man kind and of course your loved ones.
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@DCLehnsherr (1042)
13 Apr 10
Hi Dragon, I have to admit that if I ever became cocky I would probably want someone to shoot me for the crime. I have never liked cocky people who brag endlessly when they win or at the very least beat me, it ruins things. I don't mind it when people are confident though because it shows that they have faith in themselves and who they are. Me I believe I have become confident now because I am comfortable with myself and it will show in the way I act and how I tackle life. Because I am humble though and hate bragging I am stopped from being cocky which suits me fine. Not sure if this would be right but there is a high chance that one of the differences between the two states is that cocky people actually aren't confident. The endless bragging and bigging themselves up could just be bravado which those who are confident and quiet about it don't need in order to feel secure. Just a thought... All the best, Dranz
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
13 Apr 10
Just confident. To be cocky is a damn lot af work. TATA.
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• Philippines
13 Apr 10
yes definitely but not over confident. It helped me get high grades on my defense because it will make you look smart.
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@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
Being confident in all aspect is not a thing to be shamed of. I guess it actually brings a lot of good things and disadvantages. As long as you know how you are going to used it for your advantages. However being cocky is somewhat annoying and irritating on my view. But there are some cocky guys used it in good ways. So I guess it would depend on how you are going to used it in the situation. In my case I am not confident and I also could not say I am cocky. I am just low profile person. YOu can just see me in the corner.
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• Philippines
13 Apr 10
It's ok to be confident but just don't be over confident. That's bad.
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@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Feb 12
hi 2 yrs alter I do not think bein confident has to mean one is cocky as I am confident here that I cah helper newer users as H Hav e been here awhile but I do not think I am cocky.