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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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We were who we were, self-confidently proud of who we perceived ourselves to be, in spite of our status as colonial subjects.
Our only hope is to hold firmly and self-confidently to our politics, approach others as equal citizens, and stand or fall on the strength of our analysis and practice.
A training film, Meet McGonegal (1943), was made to show recent amputees all that McGonegal could do with his hooks, and how self-confidently and good-naturedly he used them.
While Dick Flacks came to write about Port Huron for a small left-wing weekly, most of us came self-confidently to found a movement," he recalls.
While it still produces exemplary legal practitioners with a high bar passage rate and the ability to self-confidently take up the reins of legal practice, it has added the global and technological perspectives of a major research university.
Ermira Mehmeti, one of BDI's leading ladies, self-confidently said that the Government did not orchestrate the incidents.