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How incorrect perception affects self confidence

Updated: Dec 12, 2021

What we think is not real! Watch your mind, always.

Four people, two men and two women, who never met before had to sit together for a business meeting, in a office.

One of them arrived late.

© Robert Mapplerthorpe, I love his photography work

During the meeting, one of them remained silent and barely said anything.

Two of them were shy to discuss their ideas freely, while the fourth wasn’t feeling that comfortable.

Right after the meeting ended, everyone started to think about what happened during the meeting on his way home.

The guy who was afraid to express his ideas thought that the silent woman didn’t like his looks and believed that this was the reason she remained silent.

The girl who was shy to express her ideas thought that all three believed that she is an airhead who looked good but had a hollow mind.

The woman who remained silent believed that all three were looking down on her because she comes from a lower social class.

The guy who wasn’t feeling comfortable was sure that everyone thought that he is a boring person and that’s why he couldn’t speak freely!

Didn’t you notice anything yet?

All four people lacked of self confidence because of the same reason!

They all perceived reality incorrectly!

Except 'her' in the picture.

by Loredana Denicola

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