Many people view being confident as an admirable quality. But many people also view over-confidence as a negative quality. So my question is: What's the difference? What is the definitive difference between confidence and over confidence?
I think it may be whether or not the person who is confident has whatever he's good at in perspective and isn't viewing what he's good at in terms of measuring himself against others. In other words, his confidence is about what he gains from his strengths - not from measuring himself against others who don't "measure up" according to his own "standard of himself".
Sometimes, too, what's only simple and healthy confidence is interpreted by people who don't have much of it as "cockiness"; maybe either because they don't know what healthy confidence feels like, or else because they've been raised to think that all confidence amounts to conceit or cockiness.
Charlie Sheen: as an "A" list Hollywood Celebrity was an example of confidence.
Charlie Sheen: screwing up his 2 and 1/2 Men gig because he was a Rock Star from Mars with tiger blood...is an example of over-confidence!
The tiger blood thing is hilarious! And yes I believe he was the highest paid television actor for a while thanks to that show, I don't know what happened there. The media has poked at him so much fun at him for his expoits. But that goes far beyond cockiness and into animal nature, all thanks to his tiger blood lol.
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