Competent vs Confident

You need both for career progression

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The competent person is capable. He has the skills, knowledge, and expertise to perform a stated task.

If you ask a competent person if he can get a task done, he may likely tell you that “I think I can do it.” He used a qualifier to describe his ability. That shows that he is not confident.




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