re: What is a type of "overconfidence" you have observed in developers? VIEW POST

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I work with a lot of people (all diferent kinds of egos). I have to admit I'm an unsure developer, the one who will never be 100% sure she can do it. But that being said, I believe it's better not to assume you will make it (to the finish line), than the opposite. By being "gentle" with myself, I progress step by step. I'm happy with each step I'm achieving.

Most people don't think like that, they "assume" and they dangerously dive into difficult technical challenges.

  • Overconfident people don't like feedbacks (in fact they are secretly unsure about their work) :)
  • Overconfident people never recognize their work isn't good (enough), they always stay proud.
  • Overconfident people often judge other peoples work, by saying 'I can do that, it's easy'. (Never underestimate other peoples work..)

Good balance is

  • when you listen to people feedback (let them talk and listen to every word carefully)
  • when you know that every person has something to teach you
  • when you challenge yourself and agree you've made some mistakes. Then, ask yourself. How can you improve your work ?
  • when you know how many great artists there are in the world (always find true sources of inspirations)

Always stay humble. Be gratefull. Be kind.

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