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When it comes to success in business and success in life, there are few qualities as important as confidence.
People naturally have different levels of confidence.Some have a higher level of confidence than others do, but even those whose confidence is lacking can learn to build their level of confidence and reach their most important goals.Increasing self confidence is one of the most common reasons people give for seeking the help of psychologists and other professionals.
One of the many places where a greater level of confidence is useful is in the workplace. We all know how difficult it can be, for instance, to ask the boss for a raise.This process can be extremely difficult for those who lack confidence in their own abilities.After all, if you are unsure about your own abilities, how will you ever convince your boss that you deserve more money for the work you do?
Even if you are not asking for that big raise, having plenty of confidence in your abilities is important to success.If you are certain of your abilities, chances are that those around you, whether they are your coworkers, your colleagues or your superiors, will see that confidence, and that will help to assure them that you aree the best at what you do.
Being thought of as the person to go to, and being seen as an expert in your chosen field, is naturally very important to success on the job.If you can make yourself the person people go to for guidance and advice, you will help to protect yourself from the ever present danger of downsizing(裁员).After all, if you are a recognized expert at the office, you will be regarded as an indispensable member of the team.
Having a high level of confidence, after all, does not mean overlooking the places where you could improve.Knowing what you do well and where you need help will help you enjoy increased success and confidence.
【小题1】What is the passage mainly about?

A.The influence of confidence on one's life.
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B.The difference of people's confidence..
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C.The importance of confidence to success ( H( K+ A2 M+ i8 [
D.The judgment on one's confidence.. f, V" c2 O" Y0 ` B9 g1 F
【小题2】Psychologists and other professionals can offer help to those ______.
A.who dream to be recognized experts% `( b8 g/ j. d/ h: H) ?$ f; H# K
B.who expect to give guidance to others0 G% Q+ [: U7 `$ O
C.who want to ask the boss for a raise! B7 S5 I, @, D4 O7 `- D
D.who think their goals are hard to reach; a K" j) f6 b3 @* L* A8 L" \
【小题3】What does the underlined word "indispensable" in Paragraph 5 probably mean?
A.outgoing. e. M7 R+ Z* c7 C B.attractive: I0 @+ d- ^( F2 ]0 G C.important5 g3 Y) C1 Y* _9 e* Y4 J9 d D.energetic* i2 g5 e& h- @4 ]9 S! B( b: [
【小题4】What message does the author want to convey(传递) in the last paragraph?
A.To overlook one's disadvantages.! h$ G6 H @- \1 ?/ G
B.To make full use of one's advantages.' `0 j4 b* O* D/ a& P6 @. g
C.To have great confidence in one's abilities., ^" d' W& M2 U
D.To make objective evaluations of one's abilities.1 M' h, D* g- [, b8 P R

答案
【小题1】C
【小题2】D
【小题3】C
【小题4】D 

解析试题分析:文章大意:本文主要讲述的就是在我们的人生中信心的重要作用,以及我们要对自己又客观的认识,不能忽视自己需要提高的地方,要努力完善自我。
【小题1】C 主旨大意题。根据文章第一段When it comes to success in business and success in life, there are few qualities as important as confidence.可知本文主要讲述的就是信心在成功中的重要作用。故C正确。
【小题2】D 推理题。根据文章第二段最后2行Increasing self confidence is one of the most common reasons people give for seeking the help of psychologists and other professionals.可知那些对于目标的实现缺乏信心的人会找专家求助,故D正确。
【小题3】C 推理题。根据本句After all, if you are a recognized expert at the office, you will be regarded as an indispensable member of the team.可知如果你是所在办公室里的专家,那么在你的团队里,你就是重要人们,你不会被取代。故C正确。
【小题4】D 推理题。根据最后一段最后4行Having a high level of confidence, after all, does not mean overlooking the places where you could improve.Knowing what you do well and where you need help will help you enjoy increased success and confidence.可知尽管我们的信心水平很高,但是我们也不能忽略了自己需要提高的地方,也就是对自己有客观的认识。故D正确。
考点:考查人生感悟类短文阅读