The 15 Differences between True Confidence and Fakers

Do you feel like sometimes you just don’t measure up to the people you see on Facebook and Instagram? There’s a certain type of person who lives for social media, who spends hours crafting the perfect post that looks gorgeous – but effortless. The truth is, regardless of what you see on social media, no one’s life is perfect.

Real confidence is measured in face-to-face interactions, not mediated through a computer screen. If you’ve ever wondered what makes someone truly confident, look no further. Here are a few tips for recognizing someone with true confidence when you see them.

They Aren’t Afraid to Expose Their Weaknesses

People with true confidence aren’t afraid to admit their failures or wrongdoings. They know that one setback doesn’t define them. They freely admit when they need help and know that showing weakness doesn’t mean they don’t have the strength to pick themselves back up. Bravery isn’t a lack of fear, it’s a willingness to push forward despite that fear. To act no matter what.

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Alberto Andrei Rosu / Shutterstock

They Build Others Up

People with genuine confidence know that the love and support they get from family and friends is key. They seek to build others up rather than tearing them down.

Everyone has been in a situation with someone who seems confident, but is quick to point out the weaknesses of others. This behaviour may seem strong but it’s really a characteristic of a weak person hiding behind their big words. Confident people aren’t threatened when there are other self-assured people around – rather, they rejoice in their combined strength!

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WEERACHAT / Shutterstock

They Don’t Brag or Show Off

Truly confident people will never brag. They never feel like they need to show off their accomplishments. They gain satisfaction from a job well done and don’t require the ego boost that comes from public recognition.

People who brag loudly and often are usually people who don’t have real confidence, and who rely on others to bolster their self-image. / Shutterstock / Shutterstock
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