A list of ways to become a more confident person through your actions, attitudes and body language.
Get fit, when you feel like you look good this will increase your confidence.
Don't get angry, stay relaxed and in charge of all situations.
Always appear relaxed. Being confident is about being in control. Tense people are rarely in control.
Don't be afraid to talk to new people.
Form strong opinions based on strong evidence/logic. Don't be wishy washy and flow along with other people's judgements.
Understand that most people are thinking the same things that you are. Everyone has problems don't complain about them to everyone this will cause people to think negative about you.
Learn to get over things faster than you use to. If you hold a grudge this will just drag you down.
Push yourself to talk to people.
Smile when meeting new people! (make sure it's a genuine one - not just a mouth smile)
For practice: Go in a store and ask an employee questions about something you want to purchase. Level 2 is asking people on the street for directions or the time.
After you get comfortable with talking to employees, then you can move on to talking to strangers with ease.
If, at any point, you find yourself thinking, "This would be embarrassing if I did this," then do it!
Sometimes, just do something incredibly out of the ordinary.
Don't crunch your body up in social situations. Spread out your body a little. Lean back. Put your arm over a free chair next to you. Put your legs up on a stool. Relax all your muscles if you feel them tensing up. It will feel weird at first, but just push through. Trust me on this!
Have friends that you feel confident around? Do extrovert-like activities with them, too.
To build your self-esteem you should pick up a good hobby that you are confident about.
Joining a self defence class and start a workout routine.
When looking in the mirror, if you tend to not look yourself in the eye, then that's a problem. Just practice holding eye contact with yourself.
Find your definition of confidence and stick to it.
Acting confident is the first step to being confident. However cliché it sounds, "fake it 'til you make it" is golden advice here.
Improve your posture. Sit up straight and this makes you look confident.
Walk with purpose. Always walk like you have somewhere to go. This makes you look confident
Dress nice. When you feel like you look good so will people around you.
Body language is incredibly important in general. Pull up your spine, look people in the eye when you talk to them, and be sincere. Also, don't constrict your voice. If you have a naturally low voice, don't start squeaking when you speak up. Maintain the natural tone of your voice.
Don't do it because you want to impress others do it for yourself.
Always stand up straight.
Always smile (be friendly).
Speak a bit louder than you usually do, and do it clearly and concisely (takes practice).
Work out (most of all, look healthy!).
Whiten your yellow teeth (even crooked teeth look way better when they're white).
Be outspoken where it counts (defend positions for logical reasons; not because of loyalty).
The way to prove you don't give a fuck is not by pretending you're an asshole. Don't be an asshole and you will attract the right kind of friends.