I think I'm humble but many people say I have low confidence. I don't believe I'm all that and a bag of chips but I don't believe I'm worthless either. Is my being humble a problem?
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Yes, definitely. A humble person isn't also synonymous with low self-esteem or a self-deprecating attitude. A humble person can otherwise be a very confident and charming person to be around, they just don't attribute all of their success to themselves.
An unconfident person, however, is pretty synonymous with cutting themselves down for no reason at all. I've been called humble many times before because when I do something but feel like I didn't put 100% into it or the result could have been better, I'll do the whole "eh, it's alright" thing. While others might feel like the result was really good and congratulate me for it. So there was a reason for me to draw back and not be overly congratulatory of myself.
When you're cutting yourself down for no reason though? That's a pretty good indicator that you're not being humble but instead are being self-deprecating. If you stop doing something or don't even start because you already have decided that you're not worthy of it, that's low self-esteem. I'm not sure if you think feeling highly of yourself is a bad thing, or if you genuinely don't think highly of yourself? But yeah, there's nothing wrong with liking things about yourself, feeling impressed by your own strengths and talents, and just genuinely liking the fact that you're you.
There's not enough info here to really see if you are low on yourself or not. Since that was the only line to really judge off of, it alone might suggest that you ARE low on yourself.0
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