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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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.
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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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).
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.
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.