Did you ever notice that a person who has real confidence is rarely the one who tries to rob you of yours?
It’s usually the person who is not so comfortable in their own shoes who has the need to say and do things that erode the positive way you would like to feel about yourself.
And that point is the best defense against confidence thieves.
Here are a few others:
- Confidence thieves are usually passive aggressive meaning they look harmless but find ways to expose your perceived weak side.
- Make it your policy that no one gets to criticize you except you. This doesn’t mean you’re perfect or immune from criticism, it means you will run an ID check on the person exposing weaknesses. Who are they? Why would they say that?
- Vet them first before considering anything they have to say. Don’t let them into your head unless you open the door.
- Be on the lookout for things that don’t feel right. Pointing out that “You don’t have much experience doing presentations, do you?” Or “This is a bad time to be looking for work” playing on everyone’s natural concern with being unemployed. “That looks good on people built like you” (who are people built like me?).
Confidence thieves are jealous.
They are often subtle using questions to make their point.
And can be family members, mates, good friends or associates.
The best way to rob a confidence thief is to always assume you are capable of dealing with life’s challenges. Believe in you at all times.
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