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Confidence is hardwired into us from birth. The environment of where we grew up in and how we were raised affects our confidence.
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Men and women have differences in biological makeups and it also involves their difference in confidence. Women have a biological tendency to seek acceptance and avoid conflict, while men tend to take more risks under pressure. This shows that women might appear to lack inner confidence.
However, despite being perceived as such, studies show that if both given a scientific quiz, men and women provide the exact same results whether they underestimate themselves or not.
Confidence has much to do with space - with how much room you feel able and allowed to take up.
A child that grows up with an affluent family has a different perception of himself than of the child who grows up in a one bedroom home with a single parent that could hardly provide sustenance for the two of them.
According to experts, choosing to spend time by yourself can help your social relationships. Solitude can also help you regulate your emotions. It can have a calming effect that prepares you to bet...
Being overly busy with long to-do lists has become a way to communicate status. Although being busy is not a real status indicator, the impact is real and it contributes to burnout, anxiety and stress-related diseases.
Doing nothing can be a great productivity tool for recharging.
Having weak ties (neighbors, your favorite bartender, or fellow members in a spin class) can have a positive impact on our well-being by helping us feel more connected to other social groups.
Bass-heavy music can actually trick your mind into feeling more confident.
One study revealed job-interview candidates who listened to bass-heavy rap music ended up exhibiting more con...
Making yourself more pleasing to your own eyes can make you feel more confident.
When you need some extra confidence, head to a mirror and apply some makeup, fix your hair and otherwise tidy up your appearance a bit.
Our posture can have a significant effect on our internal dialogue.
A "power posture" pose, held for several seconds to several minutes, can increase your confidence in almost any situation.