10 Reasons Why it is Easier to Be Socially Confident

Man dancing on a dock with a young girl.
Being socially confident makes all areas of life easier. Getty / Ronnie Kaufman & Larry Hirschowitz

1. You have more support.

When you are socially confident, others naturally gravitate toward you. So, the more socially confident you become, the more friends you will make and more support you will receive from others. Social confidence is a win-win situation.

2. You can enjoy life.

When you are not bogged down worrying about what others think of you, it frees up your time to focus on what you really enjoy in life.

Whether that means going rock climbing, visiting the local library, or spending time with friends, social confidence widens the activities that you feel comfortable doing.

3. You can achieve your goals.

Social confidence will help you to achieve goals that you set for yourself in terms of your education, career, personal growth, and community involvement.

4. You can help others.

When you are not afraid to reach out to others, it is easier to offer a helping hand. If you see someone going through a rough time, being socially confident will give you the strength to offer support to that person.

5. You can teach others.

Social confidence has a way of rubbing off on other people. When you act in a socially confident manner, you will actually teach those around you how to do the same. If you have children who are nervous in social situations, modeling socially confident behavior will help them as well.

6. You are always prepared.

Have you ever found yourself in a sticky social or performance situation? Perhaps you were asked to introduce yourself to a group, asked to chit chat with a distant relative at a gathering to keep her company, or required to attend a business function that involved making small talk with new acquaintances.

Being socially confident means being prepared for any type of situation that comes your way.

7. You don't have to hide.

Rather than dodging neighbors, hiding from acquaintances, and ignoring phone calls, when you are socially confident you will turn toward people instead of away from them. You won't have to hide or escape from situations, and your home will not be your prison.

8. You can travel.

Traveling to new places, seeing new things, and meeting new people are all easier when you are socially confident.

9. You will feel less stress.

A lack of social confidence can leave you feeling constantly stressed. On the other hand, feeling socially confident will bring feelings of control, mastery, and increased self-esteem, all of which will help to lower your stress in social situations.

10. You can focus on what is important.

Instead of thinking "I wonder if this person likes what I am wearing," when you are socially confident you can think of things such as "I wonder how this person is feeling" or "I wonder how I can connect with this person on a more personal level."

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