The Confidence to Be Yourself: How to Boost Your Self-Esteem
This text starts by explaining what confidence is. It takes the reader step-by-step through the understanding process. The first chapters define confidence and establish whether it is "a birthright" or an aquired ability. The reader learns to confront his/her feelings of self-confidence in terms of how he/she feels within and how he/she projects him/herself in public - an apparently confident person may be experiencing very different emotions to the ones presented. The author introduces the idea of a "circle" or "spectrum" of confidence—one end is total confidence, the other is insecurity and fear. The confidence-building technique encourages the reader to take up their position on the spectrum and work towards full confidence. There are case histories, exercises and "Confidence Booster" sections throughout the book.