How would you define self-confidence?
An attitude, which allows individuals to have positive yet realistic views of themselves and their situations. A candidate who trusts her own abilities, has a general sense of control in her life, and believes that, within reason, she will be able to do what she wishes, plans, and expects.
How confident are you?
Applicant should answer the question instantly and forcefully while maintaining full eye contact. Also pay close attention to body language: Is the applicant's body language congruent with his answer?
Tell me about a situation or situations that might demonstrate your confidence to do this job?
Does the job seeker appear to be able to deal with all the diverse situations he/she will meet in your organization? Do they appear to be able to handle issues in a calm and confident manner?
Would your friends describe you as a confident person?
Watch the applicant's body language and non-verbal responses, especially eye movement. Does he/she sound and look convincing when answering this question?
Do you think there is a difference between confidence and arrogance?
Applicant should know that confidence is an essential life-affirming character trait, while arrogance is a poor, frightened, and inadequate self-image parading as confidence.