Must-Read: What Confidence Means
Confidence. That simple word is everything. Talk to any friend of yours who is a girl, or talk to a relative who’s a girl, or just a girl in a bar. Any girl you can think of. (Of the liking guys variety, at least.) And ask them what they look for in a man. Some are going to say “sense of humor.” Some will drop the “being able to provide” type of nonsense. A few will perhaps cut to the chase and mention their looks. But ALL of them are going to mention a perhaps confidence.
What does it mean when they say that? Well, wondering about the same thing, the folks over at AskMen.com spoke to one of their female correspondents in order to find out. Her explanation:
Confidence is an attitude, a demeanor of coolness, a “swagger,” if you will. Confidence is not something that you can wear like a T-shirt or a gold watch, but it is something that can be enhanced by putting on a fresh, crisp new item of clothing or by putting a little extra effort into your physical appearance. It’s a certain pep in your step. A way of walking. A contagious charisma. It’s seductive. It makes all people, not just women, gravitate toward a man and want to be around him, in the hopes of catching just a little bit of his energy. And also to see what else he’s got going on underneath that, and, most importantly, whether or not he can back it up. Contrary to what many men have been wrongly brainwashed by the media to believe, you do not have to be rich to have confidence.
Head on over to the link above and check out their tips on exactly what it means to be confident, and how to make it work for you.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.