The difference between being confident versus conceited is easy to get these intertwined and confuse one with the other. It is important to separate the two and have a clear understanding of what both forms mean. Let’s start with the definitions;
Conceited means; excessively proud of oneself; vain.
Confident means; feeling or showing confidence in oneself; self-assured.
Wow! How those two are very different from one another. I am sure we have all come in contact with someone that just wasn’t as open and friendly yet you got the impression really quick that they were not lacking in being all about themselves. Then there are some of you who may have met someone who was friendly, kind and you got a really good feeling that they were self-assured in what they were doing.
Knowing the difference between being confident and conceited allows you to make the right decision on what type of characteristic you want to have. I remember when I first started seeing that I was lacking in my self- confidence. I knew that something had to change within me but I was so afraid that if I became more confident that it meant that I would be walking around with my nose in the air, not kind to others, self- centered and rude. I knew this was not who I wanted to be! So I dug a little deeper and learned that what I as thinking to be a confident trait was actually a conceited way of self.
Tell me which characteristic do you express?