Family Word Snacks: Diffidence & Self-Confidence

“Life is full of challenges and surprises and it is intelligence and self-confidence which prepares us for facing these challenges and accepting these surprises as successfully as possible.” -S. Dhall, P. Thukral, Intelligence as Related to Self-Confidence and Academic Achievement of School Students


diffidence: [ˈdifidəns/] (n) modesty or shyness resulting from a lack of self-confidence.

in a sentence: The aspiring TV singer’s voice trembled as he sang to the intimidating judges with noticeable diffidence. “I’m so nervous,” he apologized and promised to be back next season.


self-confidence: (n) a feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities, and judgment.

in a sentence: The happiest kids are those who believe in themselves, who have unshakable self-confidence no matter what anyone else says or thinks.

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About Elle C. Mayberry

Elle C. Mayberry is a mom and author, who just released a new children's book with her young daughter. With a passion for parenting and degrees in psychology and "make it workology," she created Tuned In Parents (TiP).

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