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Dr. Chamorro-Premuzic: True confidence through competence

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My guest on this week's show argues for a less confident world and a more realistically confident one.
Confidence is not all it's cracked up to be, especially because what we laud as confidence is too often actually overconfidence, lack of self-knowledge, and unreasonable expectations about ourselves, others, and the way the world works. This kind of "confidence" also doesn't play as well as we often think it does in impressing and persuading others.
My guest, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, wants to help you achieve realistic confidence -- confidence based on competence. He is a professor of business psychology at University College of London, the author of seven books and numerous studies, and an authority in personality assessment, consumer analytics, and talent management. His book we'll be discussing on the show is "Conf!dence: Overcoming Low Self-Esteem, Insecurity, and Self-Doubt."
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