Ways to Appear Confident

Confidence is a very attractive thing, and meeting a new man can put it to the test. Confidence is not something that comes from what you drive, how much attention you draw to yourself or how much money you’ve made in the past.  Confidence is about what you truly think you can produce in the present.  It’s your true feeling of self worth. 

Here are a few ways in which you can appear confident even when you really are not :

  • Stand up Straight – Keeping your back straight, your shoulders back and your head held high displays status, power and that you are in control of your life.
  • Keep you Chin and Head Up – Whether you are standing in a crowd or walking down a street, always keep your head up and your eyes looking straight ahead.
  • Keep Hands Out of Pockets – Keeping your hands visible indicates you feel confident in yourself, your current situation and ready to handle anything.
  • Gesture with Palms Upwards – Gesturing with your palms facing up will make you appear more confident as it gives the impression of honesty and trustworthiness.
  • Don’t Fidget – Fidgeting is a clear sign of nervousness, worry or anxiety and most of us fidget without even realising it.
  • Maintain Eye Contact – Good eye contact is probably the most important technique to practice if you wish to appear calm, honest, friendly and confident.
  • Stand In an Open Stance – Standing with your feet too close together can give the impression that you are timid. Aim to have your feet in line with your shoulders.
  • Smile – Smiling has a powerful effect, a genuine smile communicates that you are friendly, honest and trustworthy and makes you more attractive.
  • Develop a Firm Handshake – A firm, solid handshake can give you a immediate impression of confidence while a link handshake can communicate weakness.
  • Take Big Steps – Take long purposeful steps, rather than short, quick or hurried steps. A slower, deliberate walk will make you appear confident and in control of your life.

Reference : https://seffsaid.com/10-ways-to-appear-more-confident/

38 Comments Add yours

  1. your's_Nomison says:

    Effective especially for a teacher like me

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    1. Garima says:

      Ah yes, Confidence allows you to speak concisely and with clarity. Professionals who communicate with confidence can convey what they want to their clients and co-workers in a clear and efficient manner. Effective communication is critically important for career advancement.

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      1. your's_Nomison says:

        Thanks for the prompt feedback. All the best.

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked the post Shreya. Confidence allows you to speak concisely and with clarity. Professionals who communicate with confidence can convey what they want to their clients and co-workers in a clear and efficient manner. Effective communication is critically important for career advancement.

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      1. Very well said. Confidence is the key. And not just for professing environment, but it’s also important for our mental wellness I would say 💙

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      2. Garima says:

        👍🏼👍🏼

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  2. Wonderful tips. Thanks!

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it. If you are confident, people believe you, confidence is attractive, brings success, You can change things.

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      1. Undoubtedly. You’re right.

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      2. Garima says:

        Yassss 🙏🏼🙏🏼

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      3. Are you a trainer by profession?

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      4. Garima says:

        I am a physician:)

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      5. Oh that’s great.

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      6. Garima says:

        🙌🏼🙌🏼

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  3. tanaka_tkzy says:

    I agree with all the points!💯✔

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it.

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  4. tanaka_tkzy says:

    Apparently appearing confident is more powerful than being confident and not showing it. The first impression.

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes Indeed, Fake it till you make it. Having confidence comes from focusing on your audience, their needs, their problems and how you can help them solve them. A confident speaker knows the audience members see him as an authority and want him to be successful. His success ultimately means their success.

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  5. This Engrained Heart says:

    This is great 🙂 that I can come back to read it over and over to remind myself 🙂 thank you

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    1. Garima says:

      Self-confidence is one’s ability to judge his own social and personal standing with respect to his environment and be able to derive satisfaction out of it. Self-confidence is influenced by factors like upbringing, work environment, and levels of dedication towards pursuing a cause. Glad you liked the article.

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  6. Nida Khan says:

    So helpful!
    Thanks.

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    1. Garima says:

      I am glad you liked it Nida. Being confident is the only way to survive in today’s world.

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  7. OC says:

    great, informative article!

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it. Confidence is believing in yourself, feeling comfortable in your true-self, knowing you have worth. If you are confident, people believe you, confidence is attractive, brings success, helps to connect well with others and you generally feel happier.

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  8. clcouch123 says:

    This is all really useful from emphasizing posture to taking “purposeful steps.” It all comes across as doable as well. I think your clear, positive tone has something to do with that.

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    1. Garima says:

      Good points. I also believe confidence has a lot to do with positive thinking. Training your mind to think positive can be achieved by leveraging a simple concept. Your mind has enough bandwidth to only focus on one thought at a time. All you have to do is keep it focused on uplifting thoughts until you form the same types of neural pathways that are created when you establish a new habit. When a negative event occurs, remember that it’s your response that truly determines the outcome. Always look for the positive response or optimistic lesson when such events take place. What do you think @clcouch123

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  9. If I may speak on the opposite of confidence, being fear…

    We become that way due to a lack of contact. Especially in this world we have, today, of being isolated due to the virus, it is indeed something that, although necessary, provokes a person’s anxiety. Too much isolation, and no matter how introverted a person is, or has always been, turns them into fearing the contact (general conversation) of another human being.

    We can become introverted all we want, though what this also promotes is a belief that we can conquer much, on our own, with our own skills, and ever only ourselves.

    Fear is the feeling of loneliness. It is a darkness that we find all too familiar, when we are trapped by four walls, during all days. I do hope, however, that after this virus is over, that the first thing people will be craving is to hug another person, without “social distancing”. We can kiss without masks. We can lay a hand on another’s shoulder without afterwards obsessively washing it, like we touched a hazardous material.

    Yes, confidence is only ever achieved, in my eyes, by actually doing what we’ve been avoiding.

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    1. Garima says:

      Ah beautiful. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. The key to overcoming fears is to face them quickly and bravely, without giving yourself time to be afraid. When you discipline yourself to do the thing you fear, your fear of the situation gradually goes away. You just do what you fear again and again until it holds no more fear for you.

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  10. avihappyhub says:

    Very practical and helpful article. Thanks.

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    1. Garima says:

      When you’re self-confident, you trust your own judgment and abilities. It means having a strong sense of self-worth and self-belief. You can take immediate steps to project greater self-confidence in the way you behave, and how you approach other people.

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      1. avihappyhub says:

        Correct. Your words are full of confidence and wisdom. Thanks.

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      2. Garima says:

        🙏🏼🙏🏼

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