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World-renowned personality expert reveals the truth about something we all want more of - confidence.

Millions of people are plagued by low self-confidence. But in Confidence, personality expert Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic shows us that high confidence makes us less likeable, less employable, and less successful in the long run. He reveals the benefits of low confidence (including being more motivated and self-aware), teaches us how to know when to fake it, get ahead at work, improve our social skills, feel better emotionally and physically, and much more.

With this engaging, practical study of our minds and emotions, we can become more capable in every facet of life. Based on decades of research, including the author's own groundbreaking work, and filled with fascinating anecdotal evidence, this will appeal to listeners of The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal and Succeed by Heidi Grant Halvorson. Confidence will shatter every myth you've ever believed about self-confidence and its effects on us - ranging from the very personal to the global level.

©2013 Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC

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Not what I expected

This book isn't what I thought it would be at all. It spends more time justifying low confidence and says most people are too over confident. Not what I was looking for and makes no sense at all to me.

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Read and begin to apply

This book was defiantly not what I expected. I found it searching for a book that would give you exercises to improve ones confidence but instead got a better boost of competence in the subject for a much better understanding in the subject of confidence. Defiantly worth listening to especially when Sean Pratt is the narrator.

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If you aren't successful then you're stupid

That seems to be the message throughout this book. The author carries on in a rant.

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Great book!

I believe you have to be careful while listening to this book. On the surface it may seem to promote having low confidence but if you allow your mind to understand the concepts it’s really just encouraging you to become better rather than working to build up your confidence which has no real affect on your quality of life.

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good overall

average /Good. The only thing that was annoying he kept repeating competence vs confidence I think like over a thousand times in this book. I get it now. I think it was missing a lot of Life applicable situations to help you solve some of the problems that is based around this topic. I'm left wanting to read other books.

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