What is self confidence really? In this article, I am going to cover a few key points that I have found will help you take the steps needed to be a social success. Getting anyone to like you isn’t as hard as you may think. All that is needed is a little consistency and attitudinal changes. The greatest thing about it is that you don’t need to change “who” you are. You just need be aware of “how” you are.
Please don’t get me wrong, there isn’t a silver bullet to getting anyone to like you. There isn’t a magic phrase or word that will magically make the people you’re meeting instantly think you’re a likeable person. Others may say otherwise, but in actuality, that will never work. The reality is that it takes a little practice, it takes a little sincerity and most importantly…it takes self confidence.
So as the title suggests… What is self confidence exactly?
For lack of better words, when you have self confidence; everything else follows. I am sure you’ve heard this before…but have you really applied it? Can you think back to a situation you have found yourself in where your confidence made all the difference in the world? Even if you see yourself as someone with no self confidence, chances are there have been countless times you’ve allowed your confidence to shine through and take control of a situation.
If you asked someone, “what is self confidence?” they most likely have a preconceived notion of what it entails. The way you look, the way you speak, the way you move, etc. The fact is though, self confidence isn’t any of those. It’s how you feel about yourself in any given situation. It’s how you compose yourself when you’re being introduced, or are the one introducing.
When you have confidence in who you are. You can be sarcastic, funny, smart, witty and any other description in-between. You can tell a joke that is simply awful and people will still laugh. You can be so sarcastic that it is borderline rude and people will like you even more. You can offer advice, no matter how simplistic and people will listen. When you have confidence, you don’t even have to ask, “what is self confidence?”
Getting people to like you isn’t about how you dress, how you look or how much money you have. It’s all about confidence. It’s all about how you compose and present yourself to other people. So what is self confidence? The answer is simple. It is how you perceive yourself.
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