10+ Best Articles on Confidence
The most useful articles and videos on confidence from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Confidence Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on confidence by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Want to sound and feel more confident? Ditch these 11 phrases from your vocabulary, say psychologists
- Is confidence a cult? These sociologists think so.
- The 2 Sides of Confidence
- How To Feel Confident Instead of Focus on Being Confident
- The cult of confidence: could positive thinking be making us feel less secure?
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The skill of self confidence
Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB As the Athletic Director and head coach of the Varsity Soccer team at Ryerson Univers...
How to build your confidence— and spark it in others
In an inspiring talk, educator and activist Brittany Packnett shares three ways to crack the code of confidence— and her dream for a world where revolutionary confidence helps turn our most ambitious…
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How To Feel Confident Instead of Focus on Being Confident
It's important to learn how to feel confident rather than be confident because confidence isn't a trait but a changeable state of being.
How to Be Confident: 51 Proven Ways to Build Self-Confidence
Learning how to be confident is important in living a fulfilling life. Learn how to gain self-confidence with these 51 simple tips.
How to learn the trick of confidence
Can ‘confidence-whisperer’ Nate Zinsser help Jamie Waters boost his wavering self-belief?
How to motivate yourself to change
Change is hard, but it’s possible. Use motivational interviewing techniques to build your confidence, and take the plunge
How to Switch Careers Even if You Think It's Impossible
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Want to sound and feel more confident? Ditch these 11 phrases from your vocabulary, say psychologists
The words we use can have a powerful effect on our moods and confidence. Here are some negative phrases to ditch if you want to think more positively, according to behavioral scientists, researchers…
The 2 Sides of Confidence
When I worked as a therapist helping people with anxiety, I quickly learned that all my anxious clients really had two goals—one obvious, one less obvious: To feel less anxious. Obviously, they wanted…
«Attention is a mental muscle. And if you don’t exercise it, your attention will get pulled around instead of you being able to control it.»
Choose Courage Over Confidence
Self-doubt is a pervasive and often paralyzing concern, and research has repeatedly shown that it impacts women more than men. So what makes high-achieving women power through their self-doubt?…
«Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.»
Is confidence a cult? These sociologists think so.
A new book aims to show why directives to "just be more confident!" are so harmful.
«It takes all the differences and empties them out of their meaning and appears that, say, being pregnant is as significant as being disabled.»
The cult of confidence: could positive thinking be making us feel less secure?
The past decade has seen a boom in ‘confidence culture’. But behind all the positive thinking, are more cynical forces are at work?
«Tulshyan and Jodi-Ann Burey argued in a widely shared Harvard Business Review article called “Stop Telling Women They Have impostor Syndrome”,»
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on confidence.
A surprise story is a self-exploding confidence game
Some twists infuriate; others are brilliant. But they both use the surprise story as a self-exploding confidence game
How deep brain stimulation changes a person’s sense of confidence
Deep brain stimulation not only treats psychiatric disease – it changes the whole person, boosting confidence and openness
«They told us that following DBS they felt more certain about themselves in their transactions with the world. They trusted in their own abilities for dealing with the world.»
23 Smart Ways To Increase Your Confidence, Productivity, and Income
“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.
The Confidence Gap
Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why, and what to do about it.
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