Personal Statement On Self Confidence Essay

1970 Words Dec 13th, 2016 8 Pages
“Don’t let others put thoughts into your mind that takes away your self-confidence.” (Hall) My paper is on self-confidence. I chose this topic because, I want to find a way to help my sister feel better about herself and I want to be able to understand where she is coming from when she has rough days. This paper doesn’t directly benefit me as much as it possibly may help my sister grow a little more and show her how to “come out of her shell” and do things to gain self confidence. This topic is important to me because I 've been watching my sister grow for the last 15 years and I noticed right as she entered into middle school, she wasn 't the happy, fun sister I had before; she used to be fun to hang out with and laugh with but now she is always down on herself and doesn 't have very much motivation to do anything. I want to do all I can to show her how to feel confident enough to go out and do things and have fun with people without feeling bad about herself.
Before starting this paper, I knew very little about self confidence. The most I knew about it was that it’s different in guys and girls and for girls, it’s a lot harder to overcome. I wanted to find out the psychology behind self confidence. To start off, I asked my sister some questions about her experiences with self confidence and how it made her feel and how it impacted her life. Some of the questions I asked her were: how does it make you feel when you lose your self confidence? What do you do to raise your…

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