Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic


Overcoming low self-esteem, insecurity, and self-doubt

World-renowned personality expert Professor Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic reveals the truth about something we all want more of - confidence

We're told that the key to success in life and business is confidence: believe in yourself, and the world is your oyster. Yet millions of people feel themselves to be hindered by low self-confidence.

But in Confidence, personality expert Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic shows us that high confidence makes us less likeable, less employable, and less successful in the long run.

He reveals the benefits of low confidence (including being more motivated and self-aware), teaches us how to know when to fake it, get ahead at work, improve our social skills, feel better emotionally and physically, and much more.

Whether you want to improve your social skills, get a promotion or win that all-important first job, this game-changing exploration of how to build success, in the mould of Robert Cialdini's Influence, Susan Cain's Quiet and Steven Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, will change the way you think about achievement.

With this engaging, practical study of our minds and emotions, you can become more capable in every facet of life. Based on decades of research, including the author's own ground-breaking work, and filled with fascinating anecdotal evidence, this will appeal to readers of The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal and Succeed by Heidi Grant Halvorson.

Confidence will shatter every myth you've ever believed about self-confidence and its effects on us - ranging from the very personal to the global level.

Confidence on the Web

Video with Ago Cluytens
How to build confidence and be a true entrepreneur

Review by Laura Vanderkam
"Confidence based on competence is powerful. Confidence based on bluster is easily poked like a balloon."

Review in The Chronicle
"I think Chamorro-Premuzic is onto something."

Review in The Huffington Post
Why less confidence could make you better at work

Article in Management Today
The Confidence Conundrum

Interview in Management Today
Author Q&A: Our newest columnist shatters the illusions about confidence...

Comment in Financial Times
"According to a persuasive recent book... it's better to be unconfident."

Review in CNN Money
Confidence does not lead to success

Review in The Guardian
This column will change your life: why confidence is overrated.

Review in Blogging on Business
"[A] thoughtful and thought-provoking book..."

Review in Forbes
Why youth plus unchecked arrogance is a killer career combination

Review in Irish Times
In an overconfident world, is humility the key to success?

Review in AmEx OPEN Forum
"I absolutely loved it..."

Interview in The Times
The introvert's advantage: It's good to be shy

Review in Inc.com
The best way to be more confident

Review in Small Business Trends
"Read Confidence to build yours and succeed"

Review in Financial Times
"...an excellent antidote to the over-exuberant and narcissistic self-help industry."

Review by Bruce McTague
"I love it."

Interview in Harvard Business Review
The Dangers of Confidence

Review in Harvard Business Review
"...persuasively argues that we've taken our culture of self-assurance and self-promotion too far."

Review in Psychologies
Here are Tomas' game-changing, myth-busting secrets to success

Article in mk.co.kr
It takes low confidence to be successful in the workplace

Review in City A.M.
The Confidence Myth: Why the humble thrive

Words of confidence for Confidence

"Maybe you have always intuited, as most sensitive people do, that all the talk about boosting self-confidence and raising self-esteem is not the answer to success or happiness. This charming and thoroughly fact-based book will give you the evidence to back your wisdom that being kind and competent works best."

- Elaine Aron, PhD, Author of The Highly Sensitive Person and The Undervalued Self

"Chamorro-Premuzic has rethought confidence - shattering myths about what generates confidence but also reassessing low confidence as a positive attribute. A fresh, more balanced, approach, presented in a well-researched, accessible, and, indeed, enjoyable format. I like this book: a lot."

- Robert Kelsey, Author of What's Stopping You? and Being More Confident

"I can't remember the last time I finished reading a book and wanted to applaud. Confidence is a life-changing book - it will convince you, through brilliant arguments and an abundance of compelling evidence, that much of the advice you've been given on how to be successful is worse than useless. In fact, it's been holding you back. Before you read anything else, read Confidence."

- Heidi Grant Halvorson, Author of Focus and Succeed

"Confidence nails it - if you want to achieve great things, you are better off being your own worst critic than your own biggest fan. Read this book and you will never look at the concept of self-esteem the same way again."

- Laura Vanderkam, Author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Dr Tomas: "The Confidence Antidote" Presentation