Monday, June 12, 2017

How to Build Self Confidence – 7 Tests

ARE YOU A CONFIDENT PERSON
Check Out Your Confidence Level
By
VIKRAM KARVE
 
Do you feel confident...?
 
Does your self confidence depend on your mood...? 

Does it fluctuate from time to time depending on the situation or is it steadfast, unwavering and persistent...?
 
Is your confidence level the same in all aspects of your life...? 

Do you feel confident with all people – or does your confidence level depend on personal circumstances and who you are interacting with...?
 
Does a crisis situation or adversity shake your confidence...?
 
How do your perceive your own confidence level...?
 
How do others perceive you – do they feel you are overconfident or underconfident...?
 
Are you genuinely confident from inside – or do you put an act  a fake mask of buoyancy  and make a pretence of outward confidence...?
 
True confidence gives you a wonderful feeling of self-assurance, aplomb and dignity – and this is evident and can be seen in your poise and deportment. 
 
The hallmarks of a genuinely confident person can be encapsulated in seven distinctive traits

A truly confident person will possess a high degree of each of the seven attributes of confidence  so ask yourself these 7 questions and check out for yourself how confident you really are.
 

THE SEVEN ASPECTS OF SELF CONFIDENCE
 

1. DO YOU LOVE YOURSELF...?
 
You cannot be a confident person unless you love yourself.

Self-Love is the foundation of Self-Esteem which is a crucial sine qua non of confidence. 

How can you be confident if you are not happy with yourself, your very own body and your unique personality? 

Indeed the first step towards self confidence is that you must first love all aspects of your own self.
 

2. DO YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF...?
 
Confidence begins from within and when we love ourselves and do not seek the approval of others, we start believing in ourselves.

Self-Belief makes your fearless and enables you to cope with crises – because confident persons believe they have the power to handle their own lives – whereas unconfident persons who do not believe in themselves always look for support and assurance from outside – and they try to seek help from others to deal with challenges in their own lives.
 

3. ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WITH YOURSELF...?
 
To be truly confident  you must love yourself – you must believe in yourself – and  most importantly – you must be comfortable with yourself. 

Yes  genuinely confident people are happy in their own skin and comfortable with themselves, as they are. 

You must love who you are  you must not wish to be anyone else  and you must not seek anyone else’s approval about whom you wish to be. 

Truly Confident persons are immune from the DISEASE TO PLEASE – and do not succumb to the log kya kahenge syndrome.

Confident persons are natural leaders with a strong sense of personal belonging who feel secure with themselves and who don’t blindly follow others or conform for the sake of conformance, but who chart their own course and inspire others to follow them.
 

4. ARE YOU AWARE OF YOURSELF...?
 
Self-Awareness is a key aspect of confident persons as knowing your values, your strengths and limitations helps you in developing your personality, giving a direction to your life, enhancing your achievements and accomplishments and boosting your confidence.
 

5. ARE YOU FEARLESS...?
 
Confident persons are not paralysed by fear – they rather act first and be afraid later. 

fearless approach to life  willingness to take risks  to try out new things, innovate and experiment – and a pioneering attitude are hallmarks of a confident person.
 

6. DO YOU HAVE A THIRST FOR LEARNING...?
 
Truly confident people love to learn

They strive for continual improvement – and have a thirst for knowledge in order to achieve continual growth

They are innovative, creative – and try to make the most of their talents in order to realize their maximum potential – because they believe in themselves which gives them the determination, tenacity and sense of purpose to keep going even when others have given up.
 

7. ARE YOU HAPPY WITH YOUR LIFE...?
 
Confident persons are happy, here and now  as they are  with all aspects of their life in its entirety. 

They are content with whatever they have. 

Unhappiness and discontentment erode self-esteem and destroy your confidence. 

Happiness and contentment are a must for genuine confidence  and that is why confident persons always exhibit cheerfulness and optimism and generate positive vibes.
 
Many individuals are not very confident inside  and they lack genuine self confidence – but – they try to fake it – and they present an external picture of confidence by clever image management

But – trying to fake” self-confidence – this causes immense stress due to the fear of being found out 

And  sooner or later – such charlatans are exposed – or they suffer nervous breakdowns.

That is why you must strive to be genuinely self confident.

So introspect and check out for yourself – how many of these seven confidence attributes do you have...?  

Introspect on these 7 tests of Self-Confidence

Discover your strengths, find out how confident you really are and in which of these seven aspects do you need to improve. 

Dear Reader: 

I Wish You Tons and Tons of Confidence

And once you have achieved the desire confidence level, you can be your own hero and this will enable you to attain high SELF ESTEEM

I am writing about HOW TO BUILD SELF-ESTEEM in my next Blog Post... 

VIKRAM KARVE
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This is a consolidated revised and abridged repost of my self-help articles including the following posted online by me earlier at urls: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2012/03/self-confidence.html  and  http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2013/03/self-confidence.html  etc  
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