Don't Be A Mean Girl: To Be More Confident, Give Confidence To Others

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Toss the Burn Book.

The secret to high self-esteem is easier than you think.

Did you know that you can build your confidence simply by being nicer to other people? The quickest way to having higher self esteem actually is to give others an esteem boost.

Why exactly does this tactic work? In order to be truly confident, you have to be a positive person. Follow these five steps to become more confident in no time:

Smile more.

Sharing a smile with those around you — even strangers on the street — will in turn make you feel happier. Your good mood will become contagious and make you start carrying yourself in a more confident manner.

Stop complaining.

Confident people don't put others down, talk badly about them behind their backs, or spend all their time complaining. They are supportive of others and comfortable in their own skin.

Check your ego.

There is a fine line between being confident and being cocky. Always having to prove that you are better than everyone is not a sign of confidence — it's a sign of deep-rooted insecurity. Truly confident people aren't arrogant and don't compete with others.

Compliment others.

Praising other people is a great way to become more confident. Confident people are self-assured and do not fear being overshadowed by others. Because of this, they are much more likely to point out the positive traits and accomplishments of other people. Helping others develop their own confidence makes them feel like leaders.

Learn to accept compliments.

Confident people do not dismiss when someone else pays them a compliment. They graciously accept it with a smile on their face.

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