Many people are afraid that if they embrace their confidence that they will come off as cocky. That's just not true. Confidence comes from believing in yourself and having the skills to back it. It's seeing yourself in a realistic way and recognizing the strengths, assets, smarts, and resources that you bring to any situation. Cockiness, on the other hand, is bragging or showing off without actually having the skills or know how to back it up. By knowing the difference you can feel good about yourself and know that you are capable and a likable and good person. You are your greatest resource!

Fox, M.G. & Sokol, L. (2011, April). Is there a difference between confidence and cockiness? Retrieved from

About the Authors

Leslie Sokol

Leslie Sokol,Ph.D., a licensed psychologist, is the co-author of Think Confident, Be Confident.

Marci Fox, Ph.D.

Marci Fox, a licensed psychologist and international speaker, is the co-author of Think Confident, Be Confident.

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