We’ve already covered the topic in a previous article, but since confidence is such a crucial part of our life, I personally wanted to write a follow-up article about it to show the ten signs of a confident person. So, if you recognize any of the points of your lifestyle, I can confidently say that you are a confident person. If you’ve missed a few ones, no worries – it’s time to learn something new.
1. You keep your promises
First, it is one of my favorite characteristics in anyone. A person’s integrity tells a lot about their personality and confidence. Confident people keep their promises. No matter how small or big a promise is – always keep it.
2. You say and do what you mean
Many people like to brag about themselves and the things they do – or want to do. Talking about the things you want to achieve is one thing – actually doing it is a different story. Confident people do what they say and say what they do. A great practice is not to talk about your plans. If you do something consistently, the results will speak louder than you could tell it.
3. You always face your fears
Most of the time, success is on the other side of fear. Confident people are not afraid to take risks and face the things they fear. Whether it is public speaking, starting a business, or asking out the woman you like on a date.
4. You understand that comparing yourself to others is bad
Your only competition is you. Nowadays, you can fake anything online, so why would you believe others’ success. Social media is a big part of the problem. We like to show only the good side of everything, but never the bad days. This way, our followers can believe that our life is perfect, and if they face a bad day, they will feel depressed because they think that other people don’t have or face problems. Keep in mind. Bad days are normal, and everyone has those days. Confident people don’t compare themselves to anyone but themself from yesterday.
5. You’re not afraid to be wrong
Confident people can be wrong too, but they can acknowledge and take it with pride. For a long time, I thought that strong people never admit that they are wrong. Nowadays, I believe the complete opposite. If you are wrong – say sorry and mean it. We often mess things up. The simplest way to seem confident when you are wrong is to acknowledge it and say sorry. People who don’t say sorry when they are wrong are not strong – they’re the opposite. They are weak people.
6. You are not afraid of talking to others
Confident people are not afraid to talk with others and ask for guidance. Nowadays, we talk less to each other face to face – especially since covid, where work and school mean Teams meetings. Speaking with friends is often happening on apps like iMessage or WhatsApp, and real-life communication is happening less often. Although, the one benefit of this is that the lack of communication raises the value of in-person communication. So, if you have the chance to speak face to face with someone, appreciate it and don’t take it for granted.
7. You enjoy listening more than speaking.
Confident people know when to speak up and when to listen. You are not only listening but actively listening to the other person. When it is your turn to ask questions or reply, you can add value to the conversation. The person who always wants to talk is not confident – they are weak and insecure. Of course, there are exceptions, as with everything in life, but most of the time, when you see someone listening more than they speak, it’s not a sign of shyness. Maybe they are not knowing the topic well enough to add value to the conversation. Confident people are listening instead of adding stupid comments to the dialogue.
8. You don’t wait for an opportunity to be handed to you
My favorite quote is around opportunity. It is from one of my favorite TV Shows, Suits. When the main character – Harvey Specter, is accused of being lucky in life, his reply is simply: „I don’t get lucky. I make my own luck.” – confident people don’t wait for luck or opportunity. They make their own luck. If you see an opportunity – take it. You don’t know how long that opportunity will live.
9. You seek approval from only the best sources.
A confident person knows who to take advice from. Think about it, if you wouldn’t take advice from the person, why would you be interested in what he or she has to say about you anyway? That’s right. You only need to listen to the people that are giving their genuine opinion.
10. You stand up for yourself and the weak
A confident person stands up for themself and the weak, whether it is an elderly person, a kid, or someone with a disability. Confident people don’t let others bully them or people who can’t protect themselves.
Finally, these were my ten tips to recognize a confident person. If you’ve recognized yourself from the points, that’s great – you are a confident person. Don’t worry if you’ve missed a few of the points. Take notes and start implementing them in your lifestyle, and you can be sure that the world will see you as a confident person. If you think we missed something out on the list, write us on social media. You’ll find the links below.