How to Show ConfidenceWhether you’re preparing for an important business presentation or gearing up to ask your crush on a date, confidence is key. If you can show that you are confident, more people will be inclined to take you seriously. The problem with confidence is that there seems to be a fine line between just enough and too much. Appearing to be too egocentric can be a turn-off to many people. So how can you exude confidence without coming across as too confident?

There are a handful of little tips and tricks on how to show confidence without scaring everyone away. Through body language,  appearance and the way you interact with others, you can win friends, people in your relationship, and clients in no time.

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Body Language

You’d be surprised how much body language says to others. Even when you’re not aware of it, your body is telling everyone around you how you feel and what you’re thinking. Let’s think about an office party. If you see someone slinking around the corners of the room, arms crossed, avoiding eye contact with others, chances are they aren’t feeling very confident. Now if you see someone gesturing wildly with their arms, laughing boisterously and speaking with everyone, you can tell that they are feeling confident in the situation. How can you show confidence, no matter where you are?

Appearance

If you’re not comfortable in your own skin, it can be hard to express your confidence to others. By taking care of your personal hygiene, you’ll feel better about yourself and exude positivity and confidence.

Interactions With Others

The way you interact with others can easily breach the thin line between confident and cocky. Know how to present yourself and you’ll make friends instead of enemies.

Try to study the way confident people present themselves and compare their actions to yours. Do they seem like the life of the party while you’re a wallflower? Do you walk with your head hung low while others walk with their shoulders back, smiling and making eye contact with everyone? While a change such as this doesn’t happen overnight, there are small steps you can make that will slowly transform you into a more confident person. Even if you don’t feel confident, you can fake it until you make it. The more your confident your body language and appearance make you seem, the more confident you will end up feeling in the long run.

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