Self-confidence is about trusting your own judgement and feeling comfortable with your abilities and powers: it’s the means to realise your full potential and be the person you want to be. This trait allows you to feel secure in the world and encourages others to feel comfortable around you, as your behaviour is reliable and they know what to expect. Self-confidence is made up of a variety of factors, including how you present yourself physically to the world and how you relate to other people.
Sound self-confidence can bring benefits to all areas of your life, but can vary from situation. You may be particularly confident at work, but lack social confidence; you might have a thriving romantic relationship, but lack confidence in your friendships. We all differ, but possessing self-confidence can particularly enhance relationships, career, social life and state of mind.