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Real Confidence: Stop feeling small and start being brave

Real Confidence: Stop feeling small and start being brave

Psychologies Magazine

ISBN: 978-0-857-08659-4

Dec 2015, Capstone

192 pages

$10.99

Description

Psychologies provides their inspirational yet rigorous approach to the perennial topic of confidence

How confident are you? If you feel like your confidence could do with a bit of a boost to help make personal and professional situations easier Real Confidence will help you take on the confidence robbers, keep track of your confidence daily and incorporate confidence-building habits into your life on a regular basis.

Written in association with Psychologies Magazine, the leading magazine for intelligent people, covering work, personal development and lifestyle issues Real Confidence is:

  • Packed full of tips, techniques and advice to help you build your confidence
  • Based on scientific evidence and cutting edge global research
  • Rigorous with credible content presented in a light and accessible manner
  • Inspirational yet down to earth and practical

FOREWORD by Suzy Greaves, Editor, Psychologies v

INTRODUCTION 1

1: HOW CONFIDENT ARE YOU? 7

CHAPTER 1: Defining confidence – is it what you think it is? 9

TAKE THE TEST: How confident are you? 20

CHAPTER 2: Why do you want confidence – and why do you need it? 27

TAKE THE TEST: Are you over]confident or under]confident? 40

CHAPTER 3: How does real confidence feel? Being comfortable in your own skin 47

TAKE THE TEST: How comfortable are you in your own skin? 54

2: WHY DO YOU LACK CONFIDENCE? 61

CHAPTER 4: Where does your lack of confidence come from? 63

TAKE THE TEST: What kind of confidence do you have? 72

CHAPTER 5: What can you do when your lack of confidence is paralysing? 79

TAKE THE TEST: Do you have faith in your abilities? 92

CHAPTER 6: Confidence robbers 99

3: HOW CAN YOU LEARN TO BE CONFIDENT? 117

CHAPTER 7: Is confidence a skill you can learn? 119

CHAPTER 8: What type of confidence do you aspire to? 133

CHAPTER 9: Confidence]building habits 147

CHAPTER 10: Keeping track of your confidence every day 161

WHAT NEXT? 181

ABOUT PSYCHOLOGIES 182

REFERENCES 183