97% Of People Don’t Actually Believe In Themselves
A recent Quora forum asked what was the one unique lesson you learned in life? Arpan Roy’s advice was simple: over 97% of what people tell you is simply not true.
When you break down the categories of people in terms of self esteem, the people that truly believe in themselves 100% are a tiny fraction of the general population, and the rest have varying degrees of confidence and critical thinking abilities.
It’s an interesting breakdown. Let’s face it, most were not raised to be in the 3% category, but that doesn’t mean you’re trapped there. In fact, you should be encouraged by this statistic because there’s virtually no competition in the fully self-confident realm! We all have the ability of self-discovery and mastery, and improving yourself every day will get your confidence levels soaring sooner than you may realize!
In addition, knowing where other people fall on this scale is a huge key in understanding and connecting with people on a deeper level, no matter what kind of relationship you have with them. It’s also beneficial knowing who to avoid, expecially those with negative baggage who will ultimately drag you down no matter what.
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The different categories of people in this world assuming it is a normal distribution.
- People who have just given up and believe in fate (-infinity to -1 sigma), These are the worst type. They probably grew up in an environment with no critical thinking and do not possess the ability to challenge authority. Examples people who follow gurus and swamis and other stuff.
- People who just follow others(-1 sigma to 0). These are people who do not bother examining a thing if its right or wrong or if an information which is fed is worthwhile believing in. They just do not trust their own ability to make a rational evaluation or cannot be bothered to do it. Example: Usually people who follow all the latest fads, support a hype.
- People who are compulsively want others to like them(0 to 1 sigma). They know they are doing something wrong but they crave social acceptance. They want to be part of the crowd and never voice their opinion because of the fear of excommunication.
- People who listen to themselves (1 sigma to 2 sigma) occasionally. These people think and listen to themselves but their opinions slowly become biased due to social pressure, unfortunate events and insecurity.
- People who believe in themselves (2 sigma onwards). That tiny red portion at the end of the curve are the people who actually believe in themselves and do not confirm to the bullshit around.
As you can see mathematically speaking (yes – infinity to 2 sigma of a normal distribution is equal to 97.7% of the population), are mostly clueless, biased or too afraid. The lesson is to listen to yourself no matter what happens and stay in that tiny red portion.
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