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Do you have an ego?

  1. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    Or you arrogant or do you have an ego? Why?

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image61
      Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No.  I wish I was more confident.  Sometimes, I come across as snobbish because it is hard for me to just jump into a conversation with a stranger.

      1. Capable Woman profile image79
        Capable Womanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It's always the prettiest girls who feel that way... why, I wonder? You look as if you would have loads of self confidence and rightly so.

        1. Davinagirl3 profile image61
          Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you for saying that, but it is not always what's going on on the outside that affects our confidence.  I have been working on it since grade school.  I am even a darn good public speaker, it is just the "mingling" I am not good at.

          1. Capable Woman profile image79
            Capable Womanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Well, I can understand that. Mingling sucks. I wouldn't worry too much about it if I were you. You're obviously very articulate so who cares about mingling. I hate it too.

          2. marinealways24 profile image60
            marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I think in most mingling situations, there are a group of individuals all trying to be the outspoken one. On most occasions, the outspoken one tends to be the arrogant one.

            1. Davinagirl3 profile image61
              Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Mingling is necessary on some occasions.  The type of work I do, or did until I retired to motherhood, required "working the room".  It never felt natural to me.  I felt like I was faking it.  My point was that sometimes I appear to be arrogant, or have been accused of being a snob because I have trouble making small talk with strangers... always have.

      2. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I like to seperate confidence with ego. I believe confidence is thinking you are right about something while leaving it open to debate. I believe ego is thinking you are right refusing debate.

  2. fierycj profile image84
    fierycjposted 7 years ago

    That's probably my only real vice. Its the strong values I was brought up with. I was taught never to back down, never take any crap from anyone, and never under any circumstance feel inferior to anybody, whether by intellect or by material possession. It really kicked in deep. Sometimes, I take it a bit too far. Just sometimes.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I can relate. I refer to this as pride. I think pride must be swallowed at times.

  3. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    I wish I was more confident.  I don't have an ego.

 
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