Confidence is probably one of the most enviable, attractive, and important traits any person could possess; having a strong sense of self can change your life for the better at the office, among friends, and with a partner. Of course, true, unadulterated confidence can take years to develop, and often accompanies the wisdom and self-assuredness of age. Whether you've reached a point of personal self-confidence or you're still living according to the "fake it 'til you make it" philosophy, life coach and founder of Blush Kali Rogers knows a thing or two about true, genuine confidence. Below read up on what Rogers believes confident women do differently, as originally told to The Huffington Post.
1. They accept their flaws. Confident women know they're not perfect, and they're more than okay with that. "Self-assured women not only admit their imperfections, but they applaud them," writes Rogers. "Trying to be perfect at everything is inefficient, and confident women [don't have] time for that. They love themselves for who they are—and for who they're not."
2. They don't conform. "Confident women don't wear, say, listen to, do, or become anything they don't believe in because they aren't walking cookie cutters," she explains. "Most importantly, they don't mirror others to find what makes them happy—they are brave enough to look within."
3. They aren't afraid to say no. And they realize that doing so is respectful. "Confident women don't overcommit, and they don't make false promises," she states. "They just say no. Why? Because they'd rather state the truth and decline, rather than tell a white lie and flake out later. And they don't have time for everything. No one does." It's no wonder assertiveness is linked to happiness, confidence, and overall well-being.
Head over to The Huffington Post for more from Rogers, and share your own thoughts on confidence below.