First, let’s define confidence. Confidence is feeling comfortable in your skin and being proud of your accomplishments. It is a belief that you are a good person, safe, loved and supported by others.
People who maintain eye contact are usually perceived as more confident and honest. If smile is added to the eye contact then one is usually also perceived as a sociable and warm person. When entering a room or approaching another person, one should offer eye contact and a smile, so you will appear confident and relaxed.
People who have firm handshake are perceived as more trustworthy, reliable and confident. Standing, walking and sitting with straight posture exudes confidence, and initiating a greeting or conversation will make you appear confident.
Many people misinterpret confidence for arrogance; however, the two are very different. Arrogant people behave in a superior way and make others feel bad about themselves. Confident people inspire others to feel confident in their company and that is why people are drawn to them – for empowerment and positive feelings.
The Etiquette Academy of New England
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