The article is called "Building Confidence in Others." I read the following and really liked it. It makes you think. It's on the same lines as "you are the company that you keep."
"The five people with whom you spend the most time represent who you are. Identify those five people and then determine if they're basement or balcony. A balcony person makes you feel empowered; they enrich your life and hold similar values. A basement person is negative and doesn't care to make strides to better their life."
Emily Sims, Independent Future Executive Senior Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics.