Confidence to Convince Others

People think that you need absolute certainty when communicating your opinions to others for others to accept them. This is what I call evangelical mode. Julia Galef argues that it needn't be the case. There are two types of confidences...

  • Epistemic Confidence: How sure are you about the truth of a statement.
  • Social Confidence: How self-confident you are - are you at ease speaking up and talking in groups.

Of the two, Social confidence is enough to convince other people. You can use other tools as well.

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Published on: 5th May, 2021