I do confidentially think I’m the funniest person in most rooms and you can tell because I laugh at all my own jokes!
A combination of utter nihilism and “fake it until you make it” gets you a long way. Once you realize that no one can tell the difference between that and real confidence, real confidence takes hold.
This is why I gave myself a 5 for funniness. I crack me up, 10/10 at making myself laugh. It’s the effect on other people that averages it out to a 5.
I think this thread has made me realise how much my new job has made me re evaluate how I feel about myself. There have been so many times over the past year where an intelligent or funny remark that I have made has just fallen flat… Plus everyone in the department is so much younger and and sparkier than me. It’s been an eye opener.
That’s a problem with them not you imo.
I think i’m alright generally.
might not be the smartest or cutest but I can make my family and friends laugh and that’s all that matters to me.
yeah this is it
pretend to be confident, and people will react as if you are confident
after a while this will make you truly confident
I’m beginning to think the same.
I think I’ve got better self confidence than I project.
I don’t really give a shit these days, like I’m not sure I am particularly confident, Im just not really bothered about other peoples opinions so the whole thing just becomes moot. Like all those things listed upthread - doesn’t make a blind bit of difference if I’m the smartest or the thickest in the room, who cares!
Just massively average all round
Although I can’t think of anything I consider myself above average at , which means I must be below average
i’m the tv show ‘my family’ if it was a person. no one hated it when it was out, they tolerated it, and sometimes even enjoyed it, but absolutely not a single person remembers it because it was the absolute definition of average, and the more you think about it, the worse that memory becomes. I’m a medium strength cheddar of a human being.
I am seeking to improve my self-esteem and mental health!
I come out as a 5.5 and I’m okay with that because there has to be a bell curve with this type of thing and I reckon I’m just to the right of it.
I’m pretty happy overall.
I was just thinking… “I seem to recall it being quite good” then realised I was thinking of an entirely different show now I’ve Googled ‘My Family’ and can’t think what the one I mean is. ARGH.
MODERN FAMILY! Fuck me, that was it.
nah you’re a bloody strong cheddar mate phwoar!
yep, exactly my point.
I’ll always remember you fondly, Modern Profk x
‘Density’ has done me a bit.
Medium strength cheddar is delicious!