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16. People who do not believe that others distrust them are confident in their own abilities, so people who tend to trust others think of a difficult task as a challenge rather than a threat, since this is precisely how people who are confident in their won abilities regard such tasks.

The conclusion above follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?
(A) People who believe that others distrust them tend to trust others.
(B) Confidence in one’s own abilities gives one confidence in the trustworthiness of others.
(C) People who tend to trust others do not believe that others distrust them.
(D) People who are not threatened by difficult tasks tend to find such tasks challenging.
(E) People tend to distrust those who they believe lack self-confidence.

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Re: self-confidence [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2009, 12:58
IMO B.

I don't have good explanation for it.
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Re: self-confidence [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2009, 13:49
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IMO B.

I don't have good explanation for it.


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Re: self-confidence [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2009, 14:19
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16. People who do not believe that others distrust them are confident in their own abilities, so people who tend to trust others think of a difficult task as a challenge rather than a threat, since this is precisely how people who are confident in their won abilities regard such tasks.

The conclusion above follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?
(A) People who believe that others distrust them tend to trust others.
(B) Confidence in one’s own abilities gives one confidence in the trustworthiness of others.
(C) People who tend to trust others do not believe that others distrust them.
(D) People who are not threatened by difficult tasks tend to find such tasks challenging.
(E) People tend to distrust those who they believe lack self-confidence.


IMO D.

The answer makes sense if we refer the sentence highlighted in the original passage.
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Re: self-confidence [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2009, 14:35
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noboru wrote:
16. People who do not believe that others distrust them are confident in their own abilities, so people who tend to trust others think of a difficult task as a challenge rather than a threat, since this is precisely how people who are confident in their won abilities regard such tasks.

The conclusion above follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?
(A) People who believe that others distrust them tend to trust others.
(B) Confidence in one’s own abilities gives one confidence in the trustworthiness of others.
(C) People who tend to trust others do not believe that others distrust them.
(D) People who are not threatened by difficult tasks tend to find such tasks challenging.
(E) People tend to distrust those who they believe lack self-confidence.


IMO D.

The answer makes sense if we refer the sentence highlighted in the original passage.


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Re: self-confidence [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2009, 16:22
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16. People who do not believe that others distrust them are confident in their own abilities, so people who tend to trust others think of a difficult task as a challenge rather than a threat, since this is precisely how people who are confident in their won abilities regard such tasks.

The conclusion above follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?
(A) People who believe that others distrust them tend to trust others.
(B) Confidence in one’s own abilities gives one confidence in the trustworthiness of others.
(C) People who tend to trust others do not believe that others distrust them.
(D) People who are not threatened by difficult tasks tend to find such tasks challenging.
(E) People tend to distrust those who they believe lack self-confidence.


The line of reasoning need to be warranted with:

Person A has difficult task --> Person A faces it either as a challenge or as a threat --> Person B (confident) assesses person A and his choice, with basis on Person B's own experience

I first chose (B), but I realized it is wrong. Thus, I choose (E).


Very tough question, noboru!
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Re: self-confidence [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2009, 17:46
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16. People who do not believe that others distrust them are confident in their own abilities, so people who tend to trust others think of a difficult task as a challenge rather than a threat, since this is precisely how people who are confident in their won abilities regard such tasks.

The conclusion above follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?
(A) People who believe that others distrust them tend to trust others.
(B) Confidence in one’s own abilities gives one confidence in the trustworthiness of others.
(C) People who tend to trust others do not believe that others distrust them.
(D) People who are not threatened by difficult tasks tend to find such tasks challenging.
(E) People tend to distrust those who they believe lack self-confidence.


I believe the answer is C.

My summary: If people who tend to trust others think of a difficult task as a challenge are confident in their own abilities. Therefore, people who are confident in their own abilities do not believe that others distrust them.

The answer: People who tend to trust others do not believe that others distrust them.
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Re: self-confidence [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2009, 03:17
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Re: self-confidence [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2009, 04:45
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16. People who do not believe that others distrust them are confident in their own abilities, so people who tend to trust others think of a difficult task as a challenge rather than a threat, since this is precisely how people who are confident in their won abilities regard such tasks.

The conclusion above follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?
(A) People who believe that others distrust them tend to trust others.
(B) Confidence in one’s own abilities gives one confidence in the trustworthiness of others.
(C) People who tend to trust others do not believe that others distrust them.
(D) People who are not threatened by difficult tasks tend to find such tasks challenging.
(E) People tend to distrust those who they believe lack self-confidence.


Tricky one, but see phrases as a whole.
We have:
evidence
People who do not believe that others distrust them = confident in their own abilities
A=B

conclusion
people who tend to trust others = confident in their won abilities
C=B

Hence the needed assumtion is A=C:
People who do not believe that others distrust them = people who tend to trust others

So, the answer is C
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Re: self-confidence [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2009, 15:08
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noboru wrote:
16. People who do not believe that others distrust them are confident in their own abilities, so people who tend to trust others think of a difficult task as a challenge rather than a threat, since this is precisely how people who are confident in their won abilities regard such tasks.

The conclusion above follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?
(A) People who believe that others distrust them tend to trust others.
(B) Confidence in one’s own abilities gives one confidence in the trustworthiness of others.
(C) People who tend to trust others do not believe that others distrust them.
(D) People who are not threatened by difficult tasks tend to find such tasks challenging.
(E) People tend to distrust those who they believe lack self-confidence.


The line of reasoning need to be warranted with:

Person A has difficult task --> Person A faces it either as a challenge or as a threat --> Person B (confident) assesses person A and his choice, with basis on Person B's own experience

I first chose (B), but I realized it is wrong. Thus, I choose (E).


Very tough question, noboru!


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Re: self-confidence [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2009, 15:11
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16. People who do not believe that others distrust them are confident in their own abilities, so people who tend to trust others think of a difficult task as a challenge rather than a threat, since this is precisely how people who are confident in their won abilities regard such tasks.

The conclusion above follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?
(A) People who believe that others distrust them tend to trust others.
(B) Confidence in one’s own abilities gives one confidence in the trustworthiness of others.
(C) People who tend to trust others do not believe that others distrust them.
(D) People who are not threatened by difficult tasks tend to find such tasks challenging.
(E) People tend to distrust those who they believe lack self-confidence.


Tricky one, but see phrases as a whole.
We have:
evidence
People who do not believe that others distrust them = confident in their own abilities
A=B

conclusion
people who tend to trust others = confident in their won abilities
C=B

Hence the needed assumtion is A=C:
People who do not believe that others distrust them = people who tend to trust others

So, the answer is C



And that is....CORRECT!
OA C

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Re: self-confidence [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2009, 22:05
I will say C as well. People who trust others, tend to believe that they are trusted as well.

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Re: self-confidence [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2009, 03:49
C. I think there's a page in the forum about logic flow. If X then Y = Not Y then X. Going through that process helped me here.
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Re: People who do not believe that others distrust them are [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2013, 01:00
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16. People who do not believe that others distrust them are confident in their own abilities, so people who tend to trust others think of a difficult task as a challenge rather than a threat, since this is precisely how people who are confident in their won abilities regard such tasks.

The conclusion above follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?
(A) People who believe that others distrust them tend to trust others.
(B) Confidence in one’s own abilities gives one confidence in the trustworthiness of others.
(C) People who tend to trust others do not believe that others distrust them.
(D) People who are not threatened by difficult tasks tend to find such tasks challenging.
(E) People tend to distrust those who they believe lack self-confidence.


IMO C.

The language is very tricky here..

2:22 ... Need to reduce time..!!!


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