Monday, November 5, 2012

Humbled by confidence


The usually mistaken notion is that confidence is the complete opposite of humility. But in reality, one can be both at the same time. Truth is you can't truly be humble without being confident. For it is by knowing yourself that you'll get to learn your skills and abilities. You'll know what you can do and what you can't. You will realize which things you are good at and which you are not. And thus you'll become confident of doing things you know you are capable of. And by being aware of your capability, you accept the possibility of others doing things better than you. That you can still fail on something which you are good at. Thus, you will be humbled by being aware of your own limitation. And such awareness of limitation is a part of being confident.


On the other hand, lack of self-esteem and arrogance are the two contrasting characteristics of being confident and humble respectively. Though I was able to identify the co-relation between humility and confidence, I'm not so sure how the lack of self-esteem and arrogance can be mixed up. Can you?

14 comments:

  1. Nice insights :)

    Hmmm... pag pinag-halo mo ang self-esteem at arrogance equals negative attitude na un hehe :)

    insecure din ba na matatawag pag nakakaranas ng low esteem ang isang tao? *ponders*

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    1. hehehe. pero puede nga no. pag mababa ang self esteem, minsan pinagtatakpan na lang ng arrogance. thanks fiel.

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  2. that's a good one. to me it's always self-awareness, in everything u know sa sarili mo kailangan alam mo yon, pano mo ihandle ang mga bagay2x din. without kasi awareness, sulong ka lang ng sulong without thinking na may masasaktan ka. humility is always the word and one of the values my mom wanted to keep us before she died. bring it on!

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    1. Salamat Lala. I'm sure your mom was wonderful. Thanks for visiting. :)

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  4. "Truth is you can't truly be humble without being confident." I agree with this.

    Because if you're not confident but you seem humble, it's not humility--it's low self-esteem

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  5. for me posible yan...

    ang mga taong mahina ang loob ay umaaktong arogante para pagtakpan ang kanilang kahinaan. defense mechanism kung baga.

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    1. Yup. Kumbaga, defense mechanism na nga ng iba yan Madam Hoshi.

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    2. Pero ang confidence, iba sa arrogance. You can fake confidence with arrogance, but it doesn't mean you are confident.

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    3. yup, tama ka Rae. magkaiba talaga. yung arrogance kasi, kadalasan e hindi naman kayang back-up-an yun ng gumagawa. unlike confidence. He's confident because he knows he can do it.

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