Oh, arrogance, I'm afraid of showing confidence in case it is interpreted as arrogance. I have an honest question here TSRites, if somebody is obviously better than those around them at an activity, is it arrogance to accept that fact? To clarify, this person is in fact better than those around them and is not claiming that they are in any way better than they are, but simply accepting that those around them are not as good at *insert activity here*
Oh and this is private acceptance rather than shameless boasting. An example being that admitting that you found an exam relatively easy, when asked by another rather than broadcasting the fact.
I've never been in this situation, but as I said, I do fear that showing confidence in my abilities will be seen as arrogance and turn people away.
I don't think confidence necessarily = arrogance, it is more when someone is full of themselves/see themselves as superior to many others.
It is unattactive usually because they have nothing to actually support it and only care for themselves. I ususally find them boring and dull above everything.
dont mix arrogance with confidence, but as silent ninja says, who wants to know someone who thinks they're right all the time
Much rather know someone whos confident enough to admit thier mistakes rather than try to make out they made none
fine line between arrogance and confidence!
Nothing wrong with confidence though-I think it makes life so much easier if you have confidence in yourself, just dont go blurting how fantastic you are to the whole world!