So, something I read in another thread (You got game ..) sparked up this idea (Thank you EastShoreDrive and your raw advice on getting one nights stands). Why is confident different/similar to cocky, and vice versa? I've heard a lot saying they are similar and merely divided by a thin line, but I've also heard a lot saying they are totally different...
Personally, they are both very similar and very different. Confidence is knowing your own capabilities and potential, and having a sound self image that is not affected by what others say. You know what you want and what your are, and don't feel the need to prove that to others. They are able to recognize and embrace their own weaknesses or failures and use those to grow, not letting them have a negative connotation on your further actions and decisions. The also have a level of self respect and prioritize their own values, instead of trying to meet others' expectations and values.
On the other hand, there are two types of cocky:
1) People who don't have enough confidence to believe they are socially equal to others, so they constantly try to bring other people down to leave themselves in a "higher" social standing. They try to prove themselves to be something more then what they think they are, again focusing on what others are thinking about them, not about what they really are.
2.) People who genuinely think they are superior to others, and act on it. Enough said.
I could write so much more about this, but I think you guys get the idea. Now its time for your thoughts
What do you guys think?
also, examples would be great if you have any.
k+ for anyone that hits the nail on the head and sums it up well