Self confidence is a psychological quality related to (but distinct from) self esteem.

Having high levels of self confidence can have huge benefits for all areas of an individual’s life (including relationships, career, social life and state of mind) and many people who lack self confidence aspire to be more confident. Self confidence refers to having faith in your own abilities, and is usually considered to be made up of a variety of factors such as social confidence, stage presence, peer independence, physical presence and status confidence.

The good news is that self confidence is a skill that can often be developed. The first step is to acknowledge the current level of self confidence and the cause of low self confidence, and then find ways to build upon this until confidence becomes a deeply ingrained quality. Self confidence can be seen in a number of ways, such as in an individual’s body language, the way they speak, how they react to certain situations and their behaviour.

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