Life Skills Talk “Balancing Confidence and Ego” @ Jijenge Youth

Activity Report

Location: Jijenge Youth Organization
Activity Date: 16.11.2023
Start Time: 2:00 PM   End Time: 4:00 PM

Facilitators: Ruth Obilo
Number of Participants: 12
Male: 7   Female: 5

Activity Purpose/ Summary:
The main purpose of this talk was to enlighten youths on the two distinctive meaning and how significantly they affect our personal and professional growth. Additionally, we aimed to explore the differences between confidence and ego, examine their impact on relationships and success, and ultimately discover the importance of finding harmony between the two.

Personnel Input:
Defining confidence as a positive belief in oneself and one’s abilities. It is an inner strength that arises from experience, knowledge, and strength. Confidence allows us to take risks, overcome challenges, and strive for success.

Understanding ego as a person’s inflated sense of self-importance and superiority.It often stems from insecurity and the need to validate oneself through external sources.Ego also tends to focus on self-promotion, dominance, and the pursuit of personal gain.

Recognizing the difference and impact on the relationships
Confidence is rooted in self-awareness, while ego is driven by self centeredness. It fosters collaboration and teamwork, while ego promotes competition and hierarchy. When confidence is open to learning and feedback, ego tends to resists criticism and dismisses others’ opinions.

Later we embarked on a group activity “Mirror Compliments”: The facilitator paired up participants and have them face each other. Set a timer for a minute and ask them to give compliments to their partner about their strengths or positive qualities related to confidence. Then the participants switched roles.

Youths embraced the discussion surrounding this topic.
The discussion was quite interactive.

Unanticipated Achievements:
There was a mismatch of Knowledge/information regarding the two topics.
This was addressed after a thorough discussion.

Supporting Partners:
Remand Home Administration, Jijenge  Youth

November 16, 2023

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