Self Confidence: Use these sample phrases to craft meaningful performance evaluations, drive change and motivate your workforce.

Self Confidence is the ability to know who you are and what you are capable of doing which shows in your behavior, your body language, how you speak, etc.

Self Confidence: Exceeds Expectations Phrases

  • Pushes oneself out of the comfort zone and does not allow fear to hold them back
  • Is not shy to ask questions when feeling uncertain or insecure and uses the information to perform tasks efficiently
  • Lets go of the need to be perfect and frees oneself to take risks and new responsibilities
  • Always thinks of ways to knock the ball out of the park with each new project or task
  • Asks for feedback in order to get a better sense of one's performance instead of anxiously wondering what one is doing wrong
  • Values criticism and does not feel embarrassed after receiving negative feedback from other employees or clients
  • Is honest about one's personal goals and expectations and makes an effort to remain true to them
  • Seeks out challenges and celebrates each achievement even when one's efforts yield small victories
  • Trains oneself in order to avoid feeling ill-equipped and hesitant at work due to lack of proper knowledge
  • Listens more and speaks less in order to learn and grow

Self Confidence: Meets Expectations Phrases

  • Volunteers for a task or project that feels like a stretch but matches one's own interests
  • Goes above and beyond; suggests new ideas, clients or products in order to make projects easier or more streamlined
  • Seeks out positive colleagues and mentors when feeling down and avoids naysayers and jealous types who want to see one fail
  • Talks to oneself kindly, and encouragingly instead of beating oneself up for making mistakes
  • Dresses well, maintains a good posture and makes eye contact when having a conversation with others in order to give the impression that one is in control
  • Speaks one's mind during meetings in order to see the reactions of other employees to one's viewpoint and adjust appropriately
  • Looks for online courses and attends seminars in order to grow capabilities to counteract any feelings of inadequacy
  • Always has a positive attitude and tries as much as possible to cut the negative self-talk
  • Speaks assertively in order to get people to listen and deliver one's own ideas with conviction
  • Smiles in order to relieve stress, feel more relaxed and appear composed to others when talking to a group of colleagues

Self Confidence: Needs Improvement Phrases

  • Always backs down during an argument or disagreement to appease the other person
  • Yells at colleagues when they give constructive criticism about one's job performance
  • Finds oneself taking a guess of what to say and having negative self-talk whenever handling a conversation
  • Gives up on one's goals and dreams long before getting started
  • Is indecisive and always needs the help of others even when making the most simple decisions
  • Finds it hard to accept one's flaws and feels like a failure at times
  • Always takes on new challenges but does not create time to review one's own accomplishments
  • Does not show willingness to gain more skills and knowledge related to one's field
  • Is disinterested in working on one's weak areas and is always obsessed with them
  • Is always afraid to say yes to new challenges for fear of making mistakes

Self Confidence: Self Evaluation Questions

  • Is there a time you took on a task or project you considered out of your comfort zone? How did you feel?
  • Is there a time you interjected a different side of an issue or a different point of view? How did you go about it?
  • Can you describe a time you thought you were going to fail in a task? What did you do to succeed?
  • When is the last time you asked for assistance on a certain project from a colleague? What was the project?
  • Is there someone who has contributed to your self-confidence? What did that person do to build up your feeling of self-worth?
  • What is one thing you do that makes you like yourself and your work?
  • Is there a time you had to lead other employees in a certain direction, but you had some doubts? What did you do?
  • Have you had times when others questioned your ability to handle a certain task? How have you handled such situations?
  • Do you feel full of self-confidence or do you wish you had more of it?
  • Are there employees you consider more successful than you? How often do you have contact with them?

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