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    Confidence and cockyness...Whats the difference..

    There seems like alot of grey area between being confindent, being overly confindent, and then being cocky.. Everyone wants to be real confindent, but not cocky... So whats the differnce between being overly confindent and being cocky.. Lets get a disscussion on the difference..

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    cockyness is when you can't back it up. PERIOD

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1victor
    cockyness is when you can't back it up. PERIOD

    This thread should be locked and stickied. He hit the nail on the head.

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    Dictionary:

    Confident -
    Marked by assurance, as of success.
    Marked by confidence in oneself; self-assured.
    Very bold; presumptuous.

    Cocky -
    Overly self-assertive or self-confident.

    Also, cockiness is somewhat tied into arrogance IMO...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1victor
    cockyness is when you can't back it up. PERIOD
    couldnt have said it better myself.

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    I beleive that to a degree. Confident means you can back it up and you don't brag about it. Cocky means that you may or may not be able to back it up but either way you brag about something.

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    ok, but what about just someones attatude, like tone of voice.. What they say.. How they say it.. I dont mean braging about anything..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1victor
    cockyness is when you can't back it up. PERIOD
    Not so much. For example, I'm one of the best dentists in the country (not JUST my opinion, I've got a list of accolades, but that's irrelevant). I can back it up. However, I can still be cocky if I laud my skills too much. For example, if a colleague or patient were to ask me "Can you perform this full-mouth reconstruction?"

    The confident thing to say is "Without a doubt".
    The cocky thing to say "Come on, are you kidding me?"
    The ARROGANT thing to say is "Do you realize who you're asking?"

    I am a little cocky for sure, but I think my patients like it. Personally, I'm also a little cocky and most girls tell me they like it, but NO ONE likes arrogance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tycin
    couldnt have said it better myself.
    Noty true at all, cockyness is just arrogance. I got friends who are cocky as hell and can back up anything. Got a friend who is worth about 50 million dollars drives a ferrari and a lambo but you wouldnt want to talk to for more than a minute due to his cockyness. Hes also about 250lbs of pure muscle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Be Real
    Noty true at all, cockyness is just arrogance. I got friends who are cocky as hell and can back up anything. Got a friend who is worth about 50 million dollars drives a ferrari and a lambo but you wouldnt want to talk to for more than a minute due to his cockyness. Hes also about 250lbs of pure muscle.
    My internet friend is cockier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rambo
    My internet friend is cockier.
    Mine is. Stop lying. N00b.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blown_SC
    Mine is. Stop lying. N00b.

    i have an idea....heres a spoon so you can eat my ass



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    Quote Originally Posted by DADDYDBOL
    i have an idea....heres a spoon so you can eat my ass


    Get me a spork, and you have yourself a deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Be Real
    Noty true at all, cockyness is just arrogance. I got friends who are cocky as hell and can back up anything. Got a friend who is worth about 50 million dollars drives a ferrari and a lambo but you wouldnt want to talk to for more than a minute due to his cockyness. Hes also about 250lbs of pure muscle.


    dude...Be Real....is that a dude or a chick in your avatar? either way its fookin gross....no flame and nothing personal but it reminds of david hasseloff(sp)....and thats fookin gross

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    I didn't realize this was a philosophical question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DADDYDBOL
    dude...Be Real....is that a dude or a chick in your avatar? either way its fookin gross....no flame and nothing personal but it reminds of david hasseloff(sp)....and thats fookin gross
    it's a gay dude...I'm thinking wtf myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blown_SC
    Get me a spork, and you have yourself a deal.


    you little canadian....you're so cute

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    stay on topic TARDS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aXe
    it's a gay dude...I'm thinking wtf myself


    so seanw and be real must be sending secret internet/gay messages via their avatars

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    see................. my last post was confident NOT cocky.

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    All I know is I'm not cocky, I'm just BETTER THAN EVERYBODY! MUHAHAHAHA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DADDYDBOL
    so seanw and be real must be sending secret internet/gay messages via their avatars
    hahahhahaahhahaha lmfao

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    Cocky= Ego= Concerned with how you perceive me.

    Confident= Self-Esteem= How I perceive myself.

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    Im pretty confident that I got a lil cocky in my pants from dead lifting earlier

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    Quote Originally Posted by DADDYDBOL
    dude...Be Real....is that a dude or a chick in your avatar? either way its fookin gross....no flame and nothing personal but it reminds of david hasseloff(sp)....and thats fookin gross

    bahahaha its me bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DADDYDBOL
    so seanw and be real must be sending secret internet/gay messages via their avatars
    YOu got it. There's a thread a while back by sean when he just found out his avatar was a gay BBer. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blown_SC
    Dictionary:

    Confident -
    Marked by assurance, as of success.
    Marked by confidence in oneself; self-assured.
    Very bold; presumptuous.

    Cocky -
    Overly self-assertive or self-confident.

    Also, cockiness is somewhat tied into arrogance IMO...
    I agree...

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    Quote Originally Posted by solid-d
    So whats the differnce between being overly confindent and being cocky..
    This difference is arrived upon by how you are "judged" by those around you who judge by their perception of you. Some think you are confident, while others think you are cocky. It usually has to do w/one's own self-insecurities when they judge you as the latter.

    Often times it's WHACK! Believe me......

    Their "reality" is only their perception of what the f*ck is REALLY going on.



    ~SC~

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    Im not cocky Im confident and when you tell me im the best its a compliment hahah prolly the wrong lyrics bahh well

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoleCat
    This difference is arrived upon by how you are "judged" by those around you who judge by their perception of you. Some think you are confident, while others think you are cocky. It usually has to do w/one's own self-insecurities when they judge you as the latter.

    Often times it's WHACK! Believe me......

    Their "reality" is only their perception of what the f*ck is REALLY going on.



    ~SC~
    I agree. I've had people tell me I am cocky and just as many tell me I an just confident. It's how you carry yourself and how people perceive that. I am kind of shy and a lot of people take that as my being snobbish or stuck-up. Anyone that knows me knows that couldn't be further from the truth.

    JMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by aXe
    YOu got it. There's a thread a while back by sean when he just found out his avatar was a gay BBer. lol


    someone post this thread!! I've noticed he changed his avatar a couple of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solid-d
    There seems like alot of grey area between being confindent, being overly confindent, and then being cocky.. Everyone wants to be real confindent, but not cocky... So whats the differnce between being overly confindent and being cocky.. Lets get a disscussion on the difference..

    simple... its all based on self-esteem/self-perception but what separates the two of them is the attitude you have!!

    basically cockiness is being confident w/ a bad attitide... nobody likes conceited people....

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    everyone says that im cocky or arrogant or whatever, i dont feel i am, i dont think im better or worse than anyone, i just know what i do, can do and can offer, and im proud of that, and i try to show the fact that im proud of the person i am, and generally stay in a positive happy retardedly funny mood, and sometimes just ppl who are jealous (thats what i was told) will try to bring you down. so i consider myself cocky or what not, i dont see either as a badthing. i think when someone says your this way or that, and trys to degrade you, its more of a jealousy thing,instead of you being a certain set way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decadbal
    everyone says that im cocky or arrogant or whatever, i dont feel i am, i dont think im better or worse than anyone, i just know what i do, can do and can offer, and im proud of that, and i try to show the fact that im proud of the person i am, and generally stay in a positive happy retardedly funny mood, and sometimes just ppl who are jealous (thats what i was told) will try to bring you down. so i consider myself cocky or what not, i dont see either as a badthing. i think when someone says your this way or that, and trys to degrade you, its more of a jealousy thing,instead of you being a certain set way
    I see that all the time bro!!!

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