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By Kate Burton, Brinley Platts

Part of Confidence For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Ever heard the phrase ‘fake it ’til you make it’? When you appear confident, other people react differently to you. Begin by paying attention to people who behave in a confident way and try the attitude on for yourself. Here’s how:

  1. Go to a crowded place.

  2. Look around until you spot someone who appears confident to you.

  3. Analyse what it is that makes you thinkthat they’re confident.

  4. Consider how you can imitate or incorporate these qualities in your own behaviour.