Businesspeople need to be confident. They need to project that they know what they are talking about and can provide you with what you need better than anyone else. There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. That line can be the difference between building a strong relationship with a potential customer and chasing one away.
Knowing your capabilities is the key to being confident. When you know what you can do and know that you are good at what you do, you project confidence. Confidence becomes arrogance when your belief in yourself becomes exaggerated. This happens mostly when you are not truly confident in your abilities and exaggerate what you can do.
The difference between the two can be shown by the following:
- Arrogance breeds superiority, while confidence makes others comfortable.
- Arrogance may be a way to suppress feelings of insecurity for other areas of weakness.
- Confident person takes into his stride both strengths and weaknesses.
- Arrogance feels good by making others feel lesser.
- Confidence is an attribute liked by others.
When you truly know who you are and are comfortable with yourself and your abilities, you can project confidence.
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