The Difference Between Authentic and Malignant Confidence

Written by   Melanie Tonia Evans
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Written by   Melanie Tonia Evans
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We are all drawn to confident people. But how do we know the difference between someone who is truly happy in their own skin, and an individual who is suffering deep insecurities and trying to appear confident? It’s very important to know – because if you don’t, the individual who is not ‘solid on the inside’ yet pretends to be could actually be a narcissist even if they don’t show the classic narcissistic tendencies initially. I have been caught out by this in the past, badly. I thought that because the classic NPD signs weren’t obvious that shows of confidence were healthy. That was until I realise how to really look and how to know the difference between healthy and malignant confidence. (more…)

We are all drawn to confident people. But how do we know the difference between someone who is truly happy in their own skin, and an individual who is suffering deep insecurities and trying to appear confident?

It’s very important to know – because if you don’t, the individual who is not ‘solid on the inside’ yet pretends to be could actually be a narcissist even if they don’t show the classic narcissistic tendencies initially.

I have been caught out by this in the past, badly. I thought that because the classic NPD signs weren’t obvious that shows of confidence were healthy. That was until I realise how to really look and how to know the difference between healthy and malignant confidence.