Social confidence makes you more attractive and easier to connect with, while allowing you to enjoy the presence of others.
Social anxiety is the fear being judged negatively by other people or being humiliated in front of them.
Social anxiety is the most common anxiety disorder and the third most common mental disorder in the U.S., after depression and alcohol dependence. An estimated 19.2 million Americans have social anxiety.
People with social anxiety or shyness are people who feel uncomfortable or apprehensive in social situations, usually because they simply lack the skills and are unsure about how to relate to people or a social group.
When you feel unsure about what to say or how to act you can experience feelings of discomfort and anxiety which creates shyness. This is very common, especially when dealing with authority figures, potential partners, and people you have just met.
Avoidance is the worst thing you can do! It will make your social anxiety worse. The less you interact with people the less comfortable you are in social situations, which in turn can lead to more avoidance.
Getting out there and being willing to try new social situations is the key to overcoming social anxiety.
Here’s my top 5 tips for having social confidence in social situations.
1) Confident people make utilize the space around them.
Don’t sit and twist your legs around your chair or sit in the smallest place at a meeting.
2) Confident people are visible.
Don’t hide behind a table or other people.
3) Confident people hold their heads up.
Keep your head held high at all times.
4) Confident people make more frequent eye contact.
Soft, but direct eye contact.
5) Confident people smile.
Confident people are happy people. Show others that you are confident and approachable with a friendly smile! 🙂
Have fun and be “Absolutely Confident” ~every day, everywhere!!!