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What is the difference between confidence and over confidence?

Confidence is being comfortable in your own skin and expressing yourself without feeling insecure or nervous. It comes when one knows one’s strengths as well as faults, and accepts them to improve oneself.

Overconfidence is when a person ‘believes’ that he/she is right every single time and that there’s nothing the others ‘need’ do, but follow him/her happily.

If the interviewer says something like, “If you can do it, there are hundred others who can do it too. Why should we choose you and not them?”
If you say because I can do it better than others, the interviewer might twist your reply to mean that you are over-confident.
What to say in such situations? Maybe you can say “Because I’m special! You will find it during my work and never regret for your choice.”

Shahith said : A person is confident when he know the fact better, a person is overconfident when he think that he know the facts better than others.

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Lohitha said :

“I can do it”- Confidence ,”ONLY I can do it”- Over Confidence

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Saran said :

Only difference is the word “OVER”. Confidence- Right estimation of my skills and trust myself. Over-confidence- Extra estimation of my skills and proud of myself.

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Vinay said :

Confidence is the good trait to have where a person is sure about his course of action or activity and it comes from past success and right decisions.

Overconfidence is excessive belief in their own abilities ignoring the fact that their decision can be wrong too.

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