Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Fine Line Between Being Confident and a Prick.

I was recently sitting across from two crust friends. (Friends that don't make up the filling but define the edge of your circle) Peripheral friends if you feel more comfortable with that term.

They are both cocky little shits in very similar ways yet I really like one of them and I really hate the other.

This got me thinking is there a fine line where you cross over from being confident to being a prick, and if so where is that line?

After I started to think about it I came to the conclusion that being a prick is having fake confidence. A confidence mask.

A prick doesn't take advise, covers up weakness and over compensates or make others feel bad, stays in their comfort zone.

A person who is confident with themselves holds their own console but also can take advise, laugh at themselves, are OK with their weaknesses, don't need to belittle other people can explore and is not afraid of being a beginner.

When I realized that was the difference between the two I also noticed that I am a bit of each...

8 comments:

Spirophita said...

Maybe the prick side is really just a weakness you're overcompensating for. ;P I think in recognizing and embracing it, you're now on the confident side.

Coconut said...

I think most people probably have a little bit of each.

Muffy Willowbrook said...

I have always appreciated people who can laugh at themselves.

That's part of my daily schtick.

90hazelnut said...

I always have to work against the self-aggrandizing via negative thoughts against others thing.

oestrebunny said...

Maybe a mixture of both is ideal though?

Mags said...

I'm with coconut-everyone has a little bit of each I think...

And also-I love "crust friends"

Rocketstar said...

Fuckin pricks

Tara said...

Nice observation and as usual, I am inclined to agree with you :)