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See how loved ones rate the successes of those they care about
A video created by A Plus shows people rating themselves and past successes. They judge themselves -- but their loved ones don't. - photo by Payton Davis
"You're more successful than you realize," a video released by A Plus closes with, and if the clip's content indicates anything, it's that sometimes it just takes a conversation with a loved one to help put success into perspective.

At the video's start, people rate their own success on a scale of 1 to 10, holding a whiteboard to the camera, explaining why they chose the displayed figure.

As Javier Moreno of Buzzfeed noted, people are their own harshest critics.

"I don't think I'm in a job I want to be doing for the rest of my life, necessarily," explains a man who gave himself a "6."

Other critiques detail their standing in society.

"It's really hard to feel successful when there are a lot of variables in your life," says a woman who rates her successes at "4."

However, Craig Carilli of Good magazine wrote that loved ones' ratings provide a different story.

When loved ones rated, most scribe a "10" "11" even, in one case and talk about the creativity, generosity and intelligence of the people they care about.

A Plus producer Jordan Zaslow told Buzzfeed that just as the video shows, someone else's opinion of us can give a much-needed boost.

"We have a tendency to feel like were not as good or smart or successful as wed like to be," Zaslow said. "But if we tuned out our own self-doubt and saw ourselves through someone elses opinion of us, we might find that were doing better than we thought we were."
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