3 Common Things Highly Confident People Never Do

Kelsey Clark

Genuine confidence stems not from satisfaction with one's outward appearance, but from an innate sense of self-worth and acceptance. While this kind of self-assurance can take a lifetime to develop for some, there are a few things to be aware of when it comes to presenting yourself in the best possible light. To that end, Lifehack recently chronicled the common faux pas that highly confident people rarely succumb to, creating an informal road map for the unsure among us. Here are the three common things that confident people never do:

They don't obsess over the opinions of others.

"Highly confident people don’t get caught up in negative feedback," they write. "While they do care about the well-being of others and aim to make a positive impact in the world, they don’t get caught up in negative opinions that they can’t do anything about." Instead, focus on what you can control: Your self-perception, how you react to negative commentary, and what you know to be true in your heart.

They don't make comparisons.

In the immortal words of Theodore Roosevelt, "comparison is the thief of joy." Highly confident people operate according to that adage, always remembering that life is not a competition. "They compete with no other individual except the person they were yesterday," writes Lifehack.

They don't find joy in people-pleasing.

Instead, confident people prioritise staying true to themselves, no matter the circumstances. "[Confident people] are aware that not all people get along, and that’s just how life works," they write. "They focus on the quality of their relationships, instead of the quantity of them."

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