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5 Admirable Traits of Confident People

5 Admirable Traits of Confident People 

1. Self-Assured 

Self-assurance is a feeling of confidence in one's abilities, qualities, and judgment. It allows individuals to be less affected by self-doubt and negative thoughts. They are not easily swayed by the opinions of others and can stand up for themselves. Self assured people stick with their values, morals and have major respect towards themselves. 

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2. Positive Attitude

Confident people don't have a delusional positive attitude.  They have a TRAINED mindset characterized by optimism, hope, and general well-being after suffering. Most positive people don't express their suffering and pain to the world but sit with it and try to understand it. They work through their problems and don't take for granted the light they find in a stressful situation. They use that light to help someone else. They know life is hard but believe things will work out and approach challenges with determination and resilience. They tend to be more resilient to stress, more likely to achieve their goals, and more likely to be happy and satisfied with their lives. They also tend to be more successful in their personal and professional lives.

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3. Resilient 

Resilience is a critical component of mental health and can help individuals to better cope with stress, trauma, and other life challenges. Resilience is dealing with and recovering from adversity, anxiety, or challenges. It is the capacity to adapt and bounce back from difficult situations rather than becoming overwhelmed or defeated. Resilient people tend to have a positive attitude, good problem-solving skills, strong social support, and a sense of purpose or meaning. They may also engage in healthy coping mechanisms, such as a strong faith, exercise, meditation, or therapy. Coping Skills are probably one of the most important traits to learn to become confident. 

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4. Self-Aware 

Self- awareness is knowing a lot of problems are created by your thinking patterns. It is recognizing and understanding one's emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. It is the capacity to be introspective, to understand one's values, beliefs, and motivations, and to be able to monitor one's own mental and emotional states. Self-awareness also includes the ability to understand how one's actions and behaviors affect others and the ability to understand the impact of one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Self-awareness can help individuals better manage their emotions, make more informed decisions, and improve relationships. It is also considered a key component of emotional intelligence and a positive attitude. 

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5. Emotionally Intelligent 

Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to the ability to recognize, understand, and manage one's own emotions, as well as the feelings of others. It includes the ability to perceive emotions, integrate emotions with thoughts and information, understand emotions, and manage emotions. It is often broken down into four main components: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, and empathy. Emotionally intelligent people seem confident because they can read and empathize with their audience. The concept of emotional intelligence was first introduced by Peter Salovey and John Mayer in 1990 and has since been the subject of much research and discussion in psychology, business, and education. Like self-awareness, emotional intelligence starts with self-reflection. 

30 days of self reflection by Lisa D'Anna Danna