“Are You Too Self-Critical?….or, Over-Confident? Do Men and Women Differ?” – June 20

Are You Too Self-Critical?

Or, Over-Confident?

Do Men and Women Differ?Thursday, June 20, 3:45 – 5:00 pm
Gottesman Library, Teachers College, 525 West 120th St., Second Floor
(Between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues — 116th St./Columbia University stop on the #1 train)
Hosted by Ron Gross

RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Conversations-New-York/events/122481962/

Please join us to share your experiences, reflections, and insights.

  • Do women tend to be more self-critical of themselves, and do men tend to be too self-flattering?
  • A generation after the feminist revolution, are women still, on average, less confident than men? Are there differences in the assertiveness of women in classroom situations, and in work and family roles?
  • In our professional lives, is there a confidence gap between men and women?
  • Is self-criticism undervalued in our culture, in favor of assertiveness?
  • Which causes more problems — in personal life, professional life, and political life — overconfidence or underconfidence?
  • How can we best meld self-criticism and self-promotion?

These important questions were posed recently by David Brooks, author of The Social Animal and a regular Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, who invited his readers — and us — to respond. We will — and we’ll review the most interesting responses he has received so far.

There will be a display of relevant books. Light refreshments will be available.

Next session: Thursday, Thursday, July 11th, 3:45 pm

For more information: www.SocratesWay.com/join.html

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