Self-Esteem in the Workplace
One of the important personality factors is self-esteem. Each of us values him/herself and makes positive or negative conclusions based on his/her own self-esteem results. They affect the person's further decisions and behavior (e.g. his/her aspirations for promotion).
At the same time, not all societies accept open expressions of self-esteem. Let us consider you saying to your colleagues: "I am likely the best Java programmer in this company."
Presume for now that your statement is correct. Discuss the following problems:
A) How would your colleagues probably react to such a statement of yours?
B) Is their expected (positive or negative) reaction the local cultural habit in your company or is it a wider position common for people in your country?
C) If your opinion is opposite to the common view, what makes you certain about the rightness of your position?