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Smita said: (Wed, Jul 30, 2014 08:32:52 PM)  
 
When a person thinks he is perfect in his field and needs no more improvement it is called over confidence,

But having an optimistic approach towards life and despite knowing all his weaknesses if a person thinks he can achieve his goal by hard work it's called confidence.

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Apurva Nigam said: (Wed, Jul 30, 2014 12:48:28 PM)  
 
Confidence is something which makes you to trust yourself in a positive way whereas over confidence brings a negativity in your thought and feeling of superiority thus you start underestimating others capability.

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Hari Kishore Karanapu said: (Mon, Jul 28, 2014 11:12:10 PM)  
 
'Yes I can do it' kind of attitude is confidence.

'No one can do it except me' kind of attitude is over confidence.

Because I know that I am capable, but can never estimate other's capabilities.

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Jagjeet Singh said: (Mon, Jul 28, 2014 04:46:15 PM)  
 
My ideas may hurt many of the people here.

Confidence is what one so and than speak and over confidence is what people speak and than do. So better you do something and say than say and then do. Because when you say something it becomes a responsibility to complete it than confidence and overconfidence doesn't matter.

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Ashish Tyagi said: (Mon, Jul 28, 2014 02:58:51 PM)  
 
Confidence is knowing your ability and working hard for achieve your aim.

Overconfidence is "I'm smart and nobody snatch this job from me". Confidence lead you towards success and overconfidence towards failure.

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Vishnu Gupta said: (Fri, Jul 25, 2014 04:45:23 PM)  
 
SIR, SUPPOSE A PERSON WORKING ON PROJECT. HE KNOWS SOME SKILLS OR NOT. But he has belief in himself that he can overcome it by hard work, his knowledge, his motivation and determination and works properly on it by hard work that is confidence. But to ignore the thing you not know and do not work on it, then there is a lack of your care in it. This is the overconfidence.

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Shankey Kumar said: (Wed, Jul 23, 2014 07:52:52 PM)  
 
Sir/Madam, a person is confidence when he express yourself without nervousness and fear. Also when a person think that he know the particular fact better.

But person is overconfidence when he think that he only know the fact better way.

Or sir/madam in my language, a person is confidence when he think that I can do it and a person is overconfidence when he think that I can only do it.

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Aurthur said: (Tue, Jul 22, 2014 11:27:17 PM)  
 
Confidence give you strength to do your job effectively and efficiently, with thought of right or wrong, but over confidence is just opposite side which is lack of efficiency, & full of superiority complex,

Confidence build man and then it make team & the team make the whole world.

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Anjali said: (Mon, Jul 21, 2014 12:45:54 PM)  
 
The major difference between confidence and overconfidence, Confidence is a POSITIVE feeling which shows:

* High spirit.
* Enthusiasm. (umang).

Overconfidence is just the opposite, i.e., it is a NEGATIVE feeling which shows:

* Narrow-mindedness.
* Feeling of superiority (varishtta, behtri), haughtiness. (abhimani, ghamdi).

For eg. If I have a confidence in me, I always say I can do this work. If am overconfidence about me, then I say I only can do that work nobody else.

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Shubhi Sharma said: (Sat, Jul 19, 2014 08:18:31 PM)  
 
In my opinion, Confidence is to know that I can do certain work and I can show it in my actions. While, Overconfidence is believing that only I can do something efficiently and then ignore even others opinion on that.

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Shruti Sharma said: (Fri, Jul 18, 2014 07:51:54 PM)  
 
Confidence: I know I can do it and will show by my actions.

Overconfidence: Okay. ! It's true I can do it, but rather working on it I will bask about it that "I am the only one who can do it. !".

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Sheetal Praveen Tete said: (Fri, Jul 18, 2014 02:23:37 AM)  
 
If I say that my answer is correct is confidence.

If more than two persons is saying you are wrong but not it's not possible that I am wrong is over confidence.

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Anukrit Raj said: (Thu, Jul 17, 2014 11:43:37 PM)  
 
When Arjuna and Karna confronted each other during The Mahabharata, Karna said, he will break Arjuna's bow named "GANDIV" bestowed by Lord Indra and will be the one and only greatest Archer in this whole world but arjuna replied that he has no any hunger of being greatest he is happy what he learnt from his Guru Dronacharya. He is happy of being a great Archer.

This shows the difference b/w the Karna and Arjuna as well as difference b/w overconfidence and confidence.

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Amit Pradhan said: (Tue, Jul 15, 2014 06:50:53 PM)  
 
confidence is the feeling of success that we can do this or that work because we have a practical idea about that work in our mind, that how to do that work. and overconfidence is an unpractical approach about saying that we can do this or that work.

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Narasi said: (Mon, Jul 14, 2014 10:41:46 PM)  
 
Confidence is a thing that says You CAN do this. Overconfidence is a thing that says YOU ALONE can do it. So always do understand you keep one foot on the ground just like AR Rahman even after achieving wonders which will keep your identity and hunger to win binding together.

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Jitendra Jangir said: (Sat, Jul 12, 2014 07:34:21 PM)  
 
Confidence mean you are working with a single thing that I can do it, means you are calculate self stamina and believe self and try to give 100 %. That is Confidence and tell that I can do it.

But when you are compare opposite person's work-skills and capability, capacity with self. And try to prove yourself. That is overconfidence.

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Nutan said: (Mon, Jul 7, 2014 06:35:08 PM)  
 
Confidence is the thing which indicates deep knowledge whichever we knows.

Overconfidence is attitude toward the things which I am only knowing and others are not having awareness of that topic.

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Akash Chandrakar said: (Sat, Jul 5, 2014 10:40:19 PM)  
 
If I say, I can do this work, this is my confidence.

If I say, Only I can do this work, this will be an overconfidence.

We must be confident for our decisions but not to be overconfident because an overconfidence can make your all the efforts useless.

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Akant said: (Fri, Jul 4, 2014 12:26:30 PM)  
 
Sir/madam,

If I say I am the one whom your company needs then it's CONFIDENCE.

If I say I am the ONLY one whom your company needs then it's OVERCONFIDENCE.

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Hamri said: (Thu, Jul 3, 2014 10:51:10 PM)  
 
Confidence is a ability to do a work. But over confidence means that I am not familiar with that work but I thought that I can only to do the Work.

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Gopi.M said: (Thu, Jul 3, 2014 07:05:38 PM)  
 
Confidence is a one of the good attitude. It helps in any other field & it is a great quality. It improves ourselves very conscious & makes a common man in society. We are all first have confidence & it makes perfect person in your life.

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Manoj Kumar said: (Thu, Jul 3, 2014 01:04:53 AM)  
 
Confidence is that when a person said I can do this work. And over confidence is that when person says that I can only do this work and nobody can do it.

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Rimpa Maity said: (Sun, Jun 29, 2014 12:17:10 PM)  
 
Confidence is something which is a essential for the people to reach pinnacles of glory in life, which will help you get your goal. Over-confidence is something which makes you egoistic for doing the thing alone and alone and which convert ownself into selfish person and over-attitude person.

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Shyena Mahajan said: (Thu, Jun 26, 2014 05:47:09 PM)  
 
Confidence is that when a person knows everything and he/ she try to do his/ her best to complete that task.

Overconfidence is that when a person doesn't know anything and he/ she tries to show to everyone that he/ she knows very well than others.

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Iymen said: (Wed, Jun 25, 2014 02:41:16 PM)  
 
Confidence is knowing my own skills and having faith in myself that I will finish the work that is assigned to me.

Over Confidence, the person who may have some skills in some parts and thinking that they can do all work with their skills.

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Karthika said: (Sun, Jun 22, 2014 09:51:15 AM)  
 
Confidence: Trusting yourself as you are fit for the job.

Overconfidence: Thinking that I am the only person fit for the job.

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Nvn Mehra said: (Fri, Jun 20, 2014 03:25:20 PM)  
 
Sir, I think, overconfidence is that trait of personality which is develop from the ego of person and always leads him towards failures.

On the other side,

Confidence is a believe in yourself or in your physical or mental abilities to face/handle any situation in an efficient way.

It comes from knowledge and experience and results into success.

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Vidya said: (Thu, Jun 19, 2014 06:22:05 AM)  
 
One word - OVER makes a big difference. Confidence means trusting your capabilities whereas over confidence means underestimating others capabilities to prove your capabilities and thinking one is OVER everybody else.

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Saurav Keshri said: (Sat, Jun 14, 2014 04:48:00 PM)  
 
Confidence is believing in your own skills with the knowledge that "Yes I can do it".

Whereas.

Overconfidence comes when you start assessing other's in comparison to yourself as inferior to you.

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Rimpa said: (Fri, Jun 13, 2014 03:06:49 PM)  
 
The major difference between confidence and overconfidence, it;s our perspiration to that work. It depends whether the people is serious about their work or just take it as a granted. For eg, if I have a confidence in me, I always say I can do this work. If am overconfidence about me, then I say I only can do that work nobody else.

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Himanshu Kumbre said: (Wed, Jun 11, 2014 05:36:12 PM)  
 
Confidence is an intelligence estimation of our own power/capability to do the things.

And as soon as we start underestimate the power/capability of other in compare of us it leads to overconfidence.

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Mayukh said: (Mon, Jun 9, 2014 11:54:03 PM)  
 
Sir/Ma'am I believe confidence is not underestimating your own abilities nor overestimating it, while overconfidence is simply overestimating it.

Like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle said "A true genius must know his limits".

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Shikha said: (Sun, Jun 8, 2014 03:49:08 PM)  
 
Sir/Mam, let me give the answer to this question through an example.

Suppose a person says, " I will get this job." He displays confidence.

On the other hand, if a person says, " I am the only one who should get this job." He displays over confidence.

Confidence is a POSITIVE feeling which shows:

* High spirit.
* Enthusiasm.
* Social awareness.

It comes from knowledge and self assessment.

Whereas,

Overconfidence is just the opposite, i.e., it is a NEGATIVE feeling which shows:

* Narrow-mindedness.
* Feeling of superiority, haughtiness.
* Lack of social awareness.

Over confident people are definitely a no-no to recruiters.

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Divya Cirikuru said: (Tue, Jun 3, 2014 10:38:10 PM)  
 
Even Though confidence and overconfidence differ by a single word over this makes a huge difference.

Confidence develops from the preparation but over confidence on the other hand developed by the ego of a person.

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Vyshu said: (Sat, May 31, 2014 12:39:04 PM)  
 
Confident is doing possible things but overconfident is doing impossible things.

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G.Ajay Benignus Raj said: (Thu, May 29, 2014 11:57:57 PM)  
 
Confidence is : Having Belief that.
"I am the Right person for the Job".

Over Confidence is: Having a thought that.
"I am Only the Right person for the Job".

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Asit Adhikari said: (Tue, May 27, 2014 08:22:44 PM)  
 
Confidence is the feeling of surety to complete the given task or achieve the goal because one posses the right combination of knowledge, experience and willpower, whereas overconfidence is imaginary feeling that 'I know the job like back of my palm'.

At times overconfidence oozes out to counter the nervousness.

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Anshu Jain said: (Thu, May 22, 2014 10:30:01 AM)  
 
Overconfidence, when you think that this work can be done only by you and no one is there who can do better than you, whereas confidence is that you can do this work but others also can do with same perfectness and leanness.

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Sandeep said: (Fri, May 16, 2014 12:34:32 PM)  
 
Confidence example if your team weak batsman you believe yourself I won the match is your confidence.

AND

If your team weak &strong batsman you think only I won the match is your over confidence.

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Naveena said: (Thu, May 15, 2014 07:18:39 PM)  
 
Actually. Confidence means the surety of doing any job in an efficient way. That is, yes I can do it.

Overconfidence is that thinking that the job can be done only by you and no other can do the work in an efficient way. Also overconfidence is dangerous as it gives head weight and criticizes others efficiency and thinking that no other can work as much as you.

In an simple way we can say that confidence is thinking that you can also do that job in well versed manner and overconfidence is thinking that only you alone can do that job in well versed manner.

Thank you.

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Rohit said: (Tue, May 13, 2014 12:20:57 AM)  
 
Overconfidence- if I leave my job of Sr. HR consultant because all are dependent on that's overconfidence.

Confidence- if I leave my job and position org. Will face trouble and huge loss but can overcome later its confidence.

When we take a work authority as a responsibility. We can never be overconfident.

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Pankaj Bisht said: (Sat, May 10, 2014 09:56:53 AM)  
 
Example:

1: Yes, I can do this work is self confidence. BUT only I can do this work is over confidence.

2: Confidence comes from knowledge and over confidence comes from success.

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Ashish B Choudhary said: (Thu, May 8, 2014 04:49:20 PM)  
 
Confidence shows that the person is able to implement these knowledge and skill. But over confidence is just opposite to this. The person who is overconfident toward their knowledge this implies that the person have some weaknesses but he trying to prove them strength.

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Somenath Pan said: (Tue, May 6, 2014 09:23:58 PM)  
 
Just a small difference, if I say I am suitable for this job it's my confidence but if I say I am the only one suitable for this job it's my over confidence, that means confidence is good understanding about our strengths and overconfidence is misunderstanding about our strengths.

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Kailash said: (Tue, May 6, 2014 05:34:47 PM)  
 
Confidence mean "you are care of your work and you do it" but overconfidence mean "you are careless related to your work and you are feeling like that I will do it".

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Rakeshkannan said: (Mon, May 5, 2014 04:06:40 PM)  
 
Confidence is nothing but "I also do this what you said to me".

Overconfidence is "no one can do this work I only do. Without me nothing happen".

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Tulika said: (Thu, May 1, 2014 04:29:22 PM)  
 
Take just one little step with ego and selfish nature and you are considered as overconfident but a confident person have his own sense of peace and harmony with himself.

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Jayakumar said: (Wed, Apr 30, 2014 03:15:25 PM)  
 
Confidence = Know the limitation of power (physically and mentally).

Overconfidence = Do not know the limitation of power.

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Mayank said: (Tue, Apr 29, 2014 07:01:08 PM)  
 
Confidence is directly proportional to limitation. If you say anything in your limit then it called confidence but if you say beyond your limit then it called over confidence.

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Prince said: (Fri, Apr 25, 2014 10:55:27 PM)  
 
When we know well any particular thing and we can say I can do it with the great efficiency and Believe that call confidence.

When we have little knowledge of any particular thing without discovering we can say it is very easy and I can do it. That call overconfidence.

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