What are the habits of people with high self-confidence?
Confidence can be described as a belief in one’s ability to succeed. Striking a healthy balance can be challenging. Too much of it and you can come off as cocky and stumble into unforeseen obstacles, but having too little can prevent you from taking risks and seizing opportunities—in school, at work, in your social life, and beyond.
Have you ever met someone who mesmerized you only with his presence? In the way he speaks, stands, sits… Some people exude dazzling, glamorous qualities and features that attract others. Others may more or less, lack such perceptible qualities.
But when those shining people speak, they charm. When they talk, everyone is listening. There is a mutual connection -not always in an erotic way, which leaves us with the feeling of wanting more of them. You can call it as you like: self-confidence, charisma, charm, magnetism, elegance etc. But it is certain that those people have that “something” that others love to worship.
The following are the most common behaviors of people with high self-confidence:
1. Proper Body Language
These people expose and use this feature as they move around. This does not mean that they feel self-confident at all times and everywhere, but that they understand the importance of appearing in this way. In addition, they know that the right attitude, the way they are perceived, interacts with the very feeling -a connection between mind and body.
2. Honest Interest in Others
Many of us are trying to find an answer to give, while another person speaks to us. We do it because inaccurate silence is something we want to avoid and we feel unnatural -a by-product of social pressure that is surely inaccurate. True and real sincerity lies in overcoming the need to be listened as interesting persons and using this energy to deeply and truly invest in others.
3. Tendency for Exploration of Others
A one-sided conversation is not at all interesting and certainly not respected. People who understand that they all have a story and take this truth into account are more likely to attract others. So, encourage others to talk about themselves and don’t ignore the details of their life they want to share.
4. Sharing the Attention of Others
People with high self-confidence are not particularly worried if they are not the center of attention. Forget the image of the famous student in the corridors and the yard of the school; men and women with high self-confidence are the least selfish. They will generously share the attention of others; they will praise those who deserve it, and will often try to make others feel happy and motivate them.
5. Giving a Powerful Message
A strong message with a proper purpose. Their personal stories inspire us and reveal their humble and unselfish mood. So tell your story, but try framing it so that others can benefit from it.
6. Being Good Listeners
According to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, the expression of interest and questions made participants more open to the idea of talking to the speaker and judging the conclusions of the conversation as more valid. In other words, talk less and listen more.
7. Not Feeling the Need to Be Always Right
In another study conducted by Emory University, the primitive response of the brain “fight or flight” was found to be triggered by the interest of the subject under discussion. Putting it simply, the need to be right lies deep in the human brain, especially if it’s related to our strong passions -and this is true regardless of scientific evidence or logic.
People with high self-confidence can manage their primitive feelings better; choosing to participate and really listen to a conversation regardless of the opposing points of view.
8. Starting With a Positive Mindset
Beginning our day with a positive attitude makes us navigating it easier. So, begin your conversations with a positive note, act with respect and honesty, and leave a positive aura wherever you go.
9. Not Hiding Vulnerability
Contrary to what most people believe, appearing vulnerable does not mean you are weak. This is a very human situation that is both charming and compelling. Being vulnerable without feeling bad about it makes it easier to establish trust and reveals a sense of self-confidence. It also gives a powerful message: that it is ok not to be perfect and that we don’t have to be tough with ourselves.
10. Smile More
Yes, that’s not surprising. People with high self- confidence are most of the times happier and cheerful than other, more insecure types of people. Even a slight smile will relax the atmosphere and make those around you more willing to hear what you have to say. They will also trust you more before they even hear you.
Based on the above, what do you think? Do you have high self-confidence? Do you have these features? If not, would you adopt them?
H/T: Power of Positivity