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self-confidence

a generalized tendency to believe that one is capable of being successful within or across behavioural domains. See also self-efficacy.
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Greig Laidlaw is self-confident, chippy, can kick goals and has good tactical acumenRoger Uttley
Yeah, I'm mostly just learning what I don't like right now and I think I really just need a guy that's self-confident and self-assured and secured in themselves.
The most important thing I've learnt from Miss Lebanon competitor is that a lady should always be self-confident and dignified," 27-year-old Miss Jordan Lara Abdel-Allat told the Egyptian Mail on the penultimate day of the competition.
But the SNP should be smart enough and self-confident enough to be able to work with London.
There's a strong case that they should ensure that public services are up to scratch, the economy thrives and law and order is maintained, while we can worry about being happy or self-confident.
I'm enthralled with her ability to portray intelligent, independent, self-confident and strong-willed characters without losing her femininity.
In the spring, now grown strong and self-confident, Alvin is finally ready to return home.
A respectable Grand Tour in the eighteenth century might well have included a place of worship, a place of celebration and one of general day-to-day activity--exactly what is on offer in a twenty-first century downtown of Los Angeles that seems to be increasingly self-confident.
Young readers will enjoy this self-confident character who tosses apples with bull's-eye pizzazz.
Admiral's annual Drivers' Survey revealed that, overall, UK motorists are a pretty self-confident bunch, with 55% saying they drive better than the average motorist
They are clear and self-confident in their beliefs; they know their own minds (one gets the impression they would sacrifice everything before betraying their creeds); they are obsessed with character; and all three approach their various crusades with relish.
Bulelwa is a self-confident young woman with a good career; Bulelani is completing a tertiary education.