Self-confidence is a very common word among the youth but many of us are not aware of what exactly does this term means. Self-confidence is trusting your qualities, judgments, and abilities. Self-confidence itself means confidence in yourself. Self-confidence is very important as it can help you shape your overall personality. What exactly is our personality built of? It is built of the thoughts that we hold about our self. Instead of thinking or doubting your abilities, your time and energy get used to your work making a good impression of you. Also, when you are around people in the office, party, or school you are open and actively express your ideas and thoughts instead of doubting them and thinking whether you should speak it out or not. In corporate offices, self-confidence is the most important as the companies look for people who are confident. If you have self-confidence, your fear can never overrule you which in turn shapes your personality. You can make eye-to-eye contact while talking if you have confidence in yourself. Your performance and happiness get boosted by confidence. As in an interview, there are 3 people with almost the same qualifications. Now, in the end, only one of them is selected only because his level of confidence and personality is apt. for the company. All this makes it clear how important is self-confidence.
It is normal if you find it easy talking to unknown people as you have a hundred thoughts running in your mind when talking to known people. But it is good that at least you are aware of this thing and are willing to work over it. The reasons why we are not comfortable talking to known people is because:
Low self-confidence is common nowadays as people have a fear of being judged. Some effects of low self-confidence are:
You all might be thinking about what exactly is Power posture. Power Pose is called "The Wonder Woman" pose. It means that these postures have a lot of power and give you energy. In this pose, you put your hands on your hips and your back straight with your chest out. The low Power Pose makes you feel tired and uninterested. Your body posture speaks much more than your words do. So always ensure that your body posture is maintained well.
Breath in from your nose, wait for four to five seconds, and then exhale. Breathing makes your body calm and helps you think afresh. Oxygen reaches your body properly if you breathe like this which boosts your energy.
Body odor and appearance matter a lot in having good confidence. If you smell nice and look good, then your confidence goes up and vice versa.
Maintaining eye contact with the person you are with makes your look confident. But if you look here and there rather than looking directly towards the person makes it appear as if you are not interesting and are nervous.
Minding your personal space and gap is one thing you must keep in mind during communicating. There are different kinds of space that must be maintained in different communication. Like, for intimate space it is 0-2 feet whereas in personal communication it is 2-4 feet.
You must do small word talk which shows you are confident. It helps build good relations. It helps us show what we are in real. Speaking more than required can sometimes cause problems and leave a bad impression.