No. Confident people know when to give up. Sometimes it's better to give up and let go, than to desperately hang onto an idea, or person, even though it won't get better. What separates confident people from insecure people is that they learn from the experience and don't become devastated by it. Whereas insecure people take it too personally and see it as another reason to hate themselves. If a girl is giving you the cold shoulder, you can try for a little while if you feel like it. But usually it's just best to move on and find someone else.
1. Chasing after people who don't want you is a waste of time and feelings.
2. If you chase after a girl who's playing hard to get, she'll learn that giving the cold shoulder is a good tactic. It's a way for her to get what she wants. Then she'll never stop playing games and testing you, not even when you're in a relationship. Communicating will become difficult and she'll never be completely upfront about her feelings. Instead of teaching her that that's a good thing, you should just walk away and show her that it's a bad tactic, a bad way to attract others.
Confidence means having faith in what you say, do etc based on some knowledge and facts. Devoid of knowledge and/of facts it's low complex related defiance.
Never giving up can be 3 ways 1. Determination - Clear focus on what requires to be achieved and giving up is a choice when one feels the effort is not worth it 2. Will power - after a point of time requires resources to retain it 3. Obstinacy - can go on after resources are exhausted but may be devoid of clear thought or logic - blind
I wouldn't say that not giving up equates to confidence, it equates more to relentlessness. To me confidence is someone who is self-assured and isn't affected so easily by the disapproval of others, rejection included.
Confidence is not being a quitter because you believe you're not capable of something. It means putting in full effort to accomplish something. Never giving up is not equal to confidence, though. Never giving up is having persistence, which is different from being confident.
con·fi·dence ˈkänfədəns/Submit noun the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust. "we had every confidence in the staff" synonyms: trust, belief, faith, credence, conviction "I have little confidence in these figures" the state of feeling certain about the truth of something. "it is not possible to say with confidence how much of the increase in sea levels is due to melting glaciers" a feeling of self-assurance arising from one's appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities. "she's brimming with confidence" synonyms: self-assurance, self-confidence, self-possession, assertiveness; More
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What she stated can merely be her subjective definition of the word as well.
noooo, please dont believe her, confidence is absolutely not 'never giving up' never give up: the power to hold on give up: the power to let go
confidence: being aware of what you can do, love and accept yourself also your bad qualities. Of course, without confidence in what you are doing, not giving up is harder, but it is defenately not the same
I wouldn't agree with that. It can require confidence to give up, just as it requires confidence to keep going. Confidence is about making the decision to give up or keep going. Admitting what you are doing is not working takes as much or more confidence as continuing.
Confidence is not about thinking you can do anything. It's about knowing yourself, knowing your strengths, weaknesses, and limitations. It's about making choices, and being OK with yourself even when those choices end up being wrong.
One of the most confident things you can do is say "I was wrong". ( I guess I'm not very confident by that definition, but it's still true :) )
No, that's persistence. Confidence is being grounded in your actions.
For example, others around you are fickle, wavering, and/or able to act due to uncertainty but you can, would exemplify that you have confidence.
Persistence, is to not relent towards a goal, object, achievement, and/or desired outcome.
For example, a girl tells you she doesn't want to go out with you, but you persist in asking her.
Now comes the tricky bit, close to what justbanANNAz said, persistence taken too far or when the attention is unwanted can be anywhere from annoying to predatory depending on situation and circumstances.
Umm... No. Okay imagine you have a problem that needs fixing. You go to a professional and tell him everything. He said he'll take a look. After that, he tells you it will be 24hr and it's done to perfection. He guarantees it. That's called confidence in his ability and work.
Confident is this sense of feeling you can handle it no matter what it takes. You have skills, abilities and smarts to handle whatever life will throw at you and laugh about it. It naturally comes as you successfully complete things in life.
It's not about not giving up. It's about getting it done no matter what.
It could be that she simply gave you an answer that came to her mind first. I'm pretty sure confidence means more than just that. But for a man, you should only never give up if you're handsome. If you're not handsome then being persistent will come off as creepy.
I believe she might have meant not giving up on life. Rethinking and starting something new in the face of having failed before.
However, I think she is not saying continue to relentlessly ask the same person out when that person has already rejected you. Confidence in that situation would mean not giving up on love, moving on to someone else, and trying again.
Confidence is doing what ever it is you want to do and not giving two F's what anyone else thinks of you. What that girl said is complete bull and is just a head game to keep you around, with out getting into a relationship with you, because she like the attention you give her. A man with confidence in this case would not keep trying, he would set her straight and if she kept it up he would have the confidence to walk away since he knows he can do better.
I disagree. It all depends on the girl. Some will think it's confident that you keep trying, others will think you are a creep and need to move on with your life. Confidence is believing in your ability to do whatever you desire and achieve it without being in everyone's face about it. So to relate it back to this, show you have confidence to either keep pursuing her or go after someone who is better and will actually value you.
No, there's confidence and then there's a point where you become pathetic chasing after a girl who's never going to go out with you. Had a roommate in college who spent 4 years chasing one girl and he still never got her.
Confidence is believing in your abilities.
Only if she's sending positive signals. If she's not, it's considered stalking. Look at her body language
No. Relentless pursuit is not confidence. It's actually the opposite. A guy who keeps pursuing is saying "I don't believe I can get another woman, so I better keep trying with this one." It's a scarcity mindset... and it's creepy.
A confident man, upon being turned down, simply smiles and goes about his day. He knows that another woman will say yes. So what if that particular girl said no?
Nah. Confidence isn't about never giving up. Confidence is about being comfortable with failure and maintaining the hope that you'll be successful. It's keeping your outlook positive while being aware of and accepting of the possibility of failure.