There are some people who just exude confidence; you can see it as soon as they enter a room. The way they walk, their body language, and their posture convey an aura of someone who is comfortable in their own skin.
Other people feel instantly drawn to someone like this because of their positive energy.
And just as you can spot self-confidence so easily, you can also tell when someone suffers from low self-esteem and feels uncomfortable in a situation. If you want to reduce your social anxiety and increase your self-confidence, you need to take a look at your behavior so you can make positive changes.
5 Signs That You Suffer From A Lack Of Confidence:
You Avoid Making Eye Contact
In most Western cultures, you are expected to maintain eye contact when speaking with others. This is difficult for people who struggle with confidence issues. Eye contact is generally seen as a sign of assertiveness and if you don’t feel confident, you may find yourself looking away.
Your Body Language Gives You Away
The way you walk, sit, and stand tells others a lot about yourself.
If you have poor posture it may be because you aren’t confident enough to be “seen” by others. Slumping your shoulders, keeping your head down, and folding your arms, can all indicate that you want to back off from the situation.
Being conscious of your body language and correcting it can take time, but it really works. Simply exhibiting more confident body language can begin to rewire your brain so that you actually feel more comfortable with yourself and around others.
You Don’t Feel Good Enough
Do you have difficulty celebrating your successes?
Do you feel like everyone else is smarter, or more attractive, or simply better than you?
Low self-esteem can be self-destructive. It can rob you of the joy of your everyday life and can prevent you from enjoying your accomplishments.
If you feel like a fraud, like you’re not good enough, then this is a big red flag that you need to address your lack of confidence.
You’re Jealous or Envious of Others
Jealousy and envy often go hand in hand but are actually two different things.
If you feel insecure when your best friend or partner starts spending time with someone else, then you are jealous. You’re afraid that you’re going to be replaced. This often stems from insecurity and not feeling good enough for the other person.
Envy makes it difficult for you to be happy for the successes of others, even your closest friends and family. You want the promotion, new car, or new house, but you feel like you’ll never achieve them. It can lead to bitterness and resentment.
You Don’t Think You Deserve to Be Happy
It seems that you’re surrounded by happy people and you’re not one of them! You’re not able to see the positive things in your life. Instead, you come up with a million reasons why you don’t deserve to be happy.
This is a classic sign of low self-esteem. You’re so caught up in finding your faults, that you overlook your good qualities.
Building confidence is an ongoing process that gets easier with time and practice.
By being aware of these signs of low self-confidence, you can begin to make changes to your behavior to learn to appreciate yourself. These changes will improve all aspects of your life from personal to professional.
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