What Are Some Examples of Overconfidence Backfiring?

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There are many examples of ways that overconfidence can backfire. Overconfidence has been known to make people do things beyond their abilities, such as get in fights they cannot win. Overconfidence will make someone take on tasks they cannot handle. This can lend to injury or dangerous situations like handling chemicals or electricity that one doesn't know how to handle properly.
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how people thaught germans were unstopable in WW2 maybe
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Confidence is not a bad thing - to me it's just a belief in yourself. Very handy at job interviews, meeting new people and chatting to the opposite sex. Overconfidence is bravado
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Over confidence is when you think you can do something where you don't have enough skills or knowledge to complete the task satisfactorily. For example, flying a small single engine
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I'd say probably when he's fighting MacDuff in the end. He's convinced that he cannot be harmed by any man of woman born, and acts on the idea that he's invincible. What he finds
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