Are you confident or did you go to private school?

SELF-WORTH can be developed over time or by having parents who can afford pricey tuition fees. Find out where your confidence comes from with our quiz.

People notice when you walk into a room because…

A) I radiate a serene but powerful sense of self belief and carry out my duties without displaying any fear.

B) I whip off my Barbour jacket and leave it on the floor for someone else to pick up while letting out a loud, braying laugh.

You cope in times of crisis by…

A) Remembering my past achievements and calmly using them to reassure myself of my capabilities.

B) Singing the Eton Boating Song and remembering that I’ll never, ever be poor.

Your voice is…

A) Loud and clear. It’s a good reflection of how I hold myself in high regard.

B) Loud, clear, and condescending. It developed a patronising edge during my school years as I bellowed at my tutor for getting my homework wrong.

You started to have belief in yourself when…

A) I got external validation from my colleagues and peers that matched the way I felt about myself inside.

B) Daddy’s Land Rover broke down outside the local compo and I witnessed first-hand the riff-raff that I am innately better than.

You tend to succeed because…

A) I conduct myself with professionalism and grace at all times. It comes across as boring but it’s a small price to pay.

B) I can speak Latin.


Mostly As: You’re are supremely confident because you have worked hard to become so. Most people probably hate you a bit, but you’ll go far in life.

Mostly Bs: Your privileged education has instilled you with a sense of misplaced superiority that you mistake for confidence. Luckily for you the end result is pretty much the same.

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Company 'away day' sounding suspiciously like workday

A COMPANY’S itinerary for their team-building day away from the office has all the components of a normal, tedious working day.

Harwood Marketing promised their staff a day out of the office full of ‘fun activities’, but suspicions were raised after they received an invitation with a worryingly strict schedule on it.

Sales assistant Emma Bradford said: “If I have to be forced into participating in this shit I expect team games or raft building. Stuff that I hate and will moan about but is a different kind of misery from being in the office.

“But this itinerary including activities like ‘mind mapping’ and ‘workshopping’ which is the kind of nonsense I spend my usual working day trying to avoid by smoking by the bins.

“I was planning on using the day to gossip about whether Jemma the secretary is shagging Chris in IT and overloading on free refreshments and now I have to mind map. I mean, what do they think they pay me for?”

Company director Denys Finch Hatton, said: “We’ve spent a lot of money on hiring the Holiday Inn down the road so it would be a huge shame if any of them actually enjoyed themselves.”