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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.
Feminism, as she presents it, is a self-confidently "progressive" movement, with an ambitious political and social agenda and a sense of power to determine the future that is quite lacking in liberalism as presented by the other contributors.
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.
Like its central characters, the tone of Trotsky and Frida is self-confidently paradoxical.
Lastly, it relegates Burns, James 'Ossian' Macpherson, and other literary writers to the status of nationalist sops to elites too unproblematically characterized as self-confidently British provincial subjects.
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.
Frohnmayer still contemptuously refers to Tim Miller and Holly Hughes as "aggressively"--not self-confidently or affirmatively--homosexual.
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.