Crisis of conscience vs crisis of confidence

  • crisis is something that is extremely tense with high stakes. A crisis demands immediate decisions and has serious consequences for the wrong decisions.


    The plural is crises, pronounced as /cry sees/.

    In medical terminology crisis has several definitions. It can be a turning point, either for better or for worse, or a severe physical or emotional change.


    Someone can have a crisis of conscience if he or she has made a decision and now regrets it as immoral or against his or her sense of what is right.

    Alternatively, a crisis of confidence is when others have change their opinion of a person or an organization, usually from a good opinion or a bad opinion.

    An additional phrase is crisis of faith, when someone who has had strong faith in a set of beliefs begins to question the validity of those beliefs.

    Those are the three most common phrases, but the term can be applied to anything that includes a drastic change in one’s thoughts or emotions, usually from good to bad.

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