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    mohammad Guest

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    Hello

    Dear teacher

    Would you please tell me (Think a lot of himself =Have a good opinion of ) has a negative meaning or positive?if it is possible through an example explain it to me.

    Best wishes

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    mykwyner is offline Key Member
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    Default Re: Meaning

    This can go either way depending on the situation.
    Generally, saying that someone thinks a lot of himself, or has a high opinion of himself means that he is conceited. However, if you say that someone is confident in his abilities, or he is self-assured this means almost the same thing without the negative connotations.

    The reason that this can be confusing is because the difference between admirable self-assurance and obnoxious self-love sometimes exists only in the opinion of the person observing the behavior. I think this is the same in every language.

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