Confident people tend to be more cheerful and possess a positive attitude towards their job. They are unafraid to go for advancement opportunities or to go up against new challenges. Unfortunately, as a person continuously receives high praise, admiration from peers and scoring achievements could result in being overconfident.
Having confidence in oneself is an excellent characteristic, but being an overconfident person can jolly bring down your competency at work too!
Are you being overconfident at work? Check the list:
- There’s little or no self-criticism
Overconfident people tend to have a lower level of self-criticism or perhaps even none at all as they feel that tasks performed by them are to perfection. They are convinced that there are no possible improvements to be made and often do not accept criticisms from others.
Conflicts amongst co-workers resulting in a hostile working environment could happen when overconfident people comes into the picture. Co-workers commonly have a basic form of respect towards each other but overconfident people tend to give more criticisms to others’ work (remember, they often do not accept criticisms from others) and belittles their peers’ opinions or ideas other than their own.
- Sub-Quality & Frequent Mistakes
Mistakes or sub-quality work often happen as such overconfident workers are less meticulous in their tasks as they feel their work are beyond rebuke. Thus, it is often they forgot to double-check their work or even seek the opinion of another to see if there is any room for improvements.
Also, as such people tend to focus more on important projects while leaving those they feel are unimportant or easily completed tasks to the side. By belittling such tasks and leaving it till the end, one could lose the focus and chances of errors occurring increases.
Having recurring mistakes or handing in sub-par work, clearly isn’t good for your future career progression!
- Showing Arrogance
Another consequence of being an overconfident person at work is that it can turn you into being arrogant. Arrogance in a workplace creates negativity and discomfort amongst co-workers, resulting in a disrupted work environment.
Why? As arrogant people seldom or not at all, listen to the views of others as they feel that they already know everything or that their ideas are better than the rest.
Remember, being confident is good. But being overconfident could substantially affect your career in time to come. When you do not listen to others’ advice or opinions, you are putting a stopper to your growth within the company or other future potential prospects.
Being successful in your career doesn’t only require a high self-confidence. Instead, other factors like being a team player, showing respect to others, self-development and more, counts.