lacking self-confidence

See: diffident
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My jests, gentlemen, are of course in bad taste, jerky, involved, lacking self-confidence.
We are completely lacking self-confidence," Volland told reporters.
Everything is told in 'Two Faces of Me' - it's an autobiography that will impart life-changing inspiration to those close to giving up or for anyone lacking self-confidence," says Halo Publisher Lisa M.
Lacking self-confidence during his early adult years, he decided to make a clean break and illegally entered Australia at 29.
She told the Western Mail: "Women will not put themselves forward for a job unless they're convinced they can do it because they're lacking self-confidence, whereas a man might work out if he can do it once he has the job.
We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small, by lacking self-confidence, by not raising our hands and by pulling back when we should be leaning in," writes Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in her book, Lean In (reviewed on page 44).
I get no sense we are lacking self-confidence going into the game but equally we are not overly confident.
Too little encouragement for an individual lacking self-confidence can have a detrimental effect, while an excess of praise for the more confident child can breed a destructive complacency.
Keith Dreaming of being in a wheelchair at work suggests you are lacking self-confidence.
Khaliq told reporters that PEEF scholars are very talented but it has been observed that they are lacking self-confidence and speaking-power, adding that workshop will enable them to face the challenge of future.
Professor Alan Maryon-Davis, president of the UK Faculty of Public Health, said: "Children who feel undervalued or are bullied at school often grow up lacking self-confidence.
Frustrated and lacking self-confidence, Davis was diagnosed as clinically depressed.