March 22, 2011 7:14 AM Subscribe
What did you do that made a big improvement in your self-confidence?
posted by emilyw to human relations (61 answers total) 145 users marked this as a favorite
I'm fascinated by the effect that confidence has on learning ability.
Specifically, I notice that many women have a dreadful lack of self-confidence. "Oh, I can just tell I'm going to be terrible at this", "Have you ever had such an awful student?" - verbatim quotes from real students of mine who were not terrible at all.
I'm very interested in what women can do, both as kids and as adults, that will increase their self-confidence and their sense of agency in their own lives.
Have you done some specific thing that you feel noticeably improved your confidence? The more specific and/or unusual the activity the better. Do you know where your lack of confidence came from? Do you know what it was about this activity that made a difference?