What's the difference between self confidence and being conceited? I ask because in trying to become more self confident, I worry that people will think of me as conceited. (Or God forbid, I actually at some point become conceited!) I think it's a really incredibly thin line.
1. realistic confidence in one's own judgment, ability, power, etc.
2. excessive or inflated confidence in one's own judgment, ability, etc.
1. having an excessively favorable opinion of one's abilities, appearance, etc.
So, let me get this right. If I'm REALLY confident in my own judgement, abililities, power, appearance, etc, I'm conceited. Okay, that's clear.
Not really. How much confidence is too much? I'm the person who has always walked around, hunched over, avoiding eye contact. I'm pushing myself to walk taller, smile more, and even try to make eye contact. But I don't want to be thought of as conceited. I am quite shy when I don't know a person, and that has been misinterpreted as being stuck up in the past. (That always cracked me up, being that it is so far from what I am!)
I keep hearing to be attractive to men you have to exude confidence. But I think the whole idea of being confident scares me.
I don't think I'm even making much sense with this rambling. Guess I'll put this debate on the back burner for now.