Rate your self-confidence
If you have high self-confidence, you might agree with the following statements:
- I am eager to learn new things.
- I take pride in doing a good job and being a nice person.
- I can handle criticism without being too emotional.
- I know what things I am good at, and those that I’m not.
- It is okay if I win or if I lose.
- Before I do something, I usually think “I can do it.”
- I like to try to do things without help, but I don't mind asking for help if I really need it.
- I like myself.
Does this sound like you? If some of the items in this checklist sound like you, that’s good… you’re developing self-confidence! Remember to tell yourself everyday that you are a capable person! If you begin to doubt yourself, try these tips to boost your self-confidence.
If you have low self-confidence, you might agree with the following statements:
- I do not like to try new things.
- I can’t do anything right.
- If my friends criticize me, or if my teacher corrects a lot on my homework, I get very upset.
- I don’t know what I am good at.
- I have a hard time meeting new people or making friends.
- I am embarrassed to ask a question or speak up in class.
- Before I do something, I may think “I can’t do it.”
- I don’t like to try new things unless someone shows me how to do it first.
- I don’t like myself.
If many or all of these items sound like you, it will be helpful for you to work on raising your self-confidence. Try these steps.
Content last updated May 18, 2010