- Lack of confidence in one’s ability specifically due to overwhelm
- Elm types are capable people who occasionally feel they cannot cope when the scale of what has been thrown their way seems too big
- May feel a task is too difficult and not in the realm of their ability
- Different from Larch in that Larch types give up before trying. Larch lack of confidence is not specific to overwhelm and magnitude of a situation as it involves comparing oneself to others.