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Are confident people born that way? or is it fully through conditioning?


Are confident people born that way? or can anyone become extremely confident through conditioning alone? Are people who are very confident and successful that way because they have a type of biological advantage? For example some very successful people have emerged from very challenging circumstances - one's you would think would shake their confidence but they manage to rise above. Still others are born into easier circumstances and encouraged - but never develop that strong sense of confidence that pushes them to do great things. So, what say you? more biological or more conditioning?

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dashingscorpio says

20 months ago
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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 20 months ago

    I definitely agree that some of us are born with more tenacity. I see that in myself more than my sister for example. I'm not sure it's always ego though - perhaps :) Def. agree with you on the other points great answer.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 20 months ago

    I think influence has a lot to do with it as well, but I think there are some biological components too. For example siblings treated equally where one thrives and tries hard and the other just doesn't seem to care. Seen it several times.

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Word (word55) says

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 20 months ago

    I agree for sure. While I believe surroundings and opportunity play the greatest role, I think there has to be a bit of genetic influence or something as well.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 20 months ago

    I think here you may be mistaking arrogance for confidence - that isn't the same thing. Arrogance is selfish and ego driven, confidence is that compelling drive to better oneself (but not at the expense of others).

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Paula (fpherj48) says

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 20 months ago

    I agree and it's wonderful you had parents that encouraged you to keep pushing. I think that drive and inability to forgo instant gratification coupled with great support can only lead to success.

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Ijeoma Peter (Benny01) says

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 20 months ago

    I'm not sure it's quite as cut and dry as that - but I do agree both play a part. Thanks for your answer.

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