Self-confident people trust in themselves; they trust in their abilities, their
own qualities, and above all their own judgment in their decisions. This is vital
in autonomous and independent work, and especially in management roles, as
confidence can enable leaders to influence others and behave more responsibly.
They do not depend on other peoples views of them to determine their own
self-worth. They believe in their own social and personal standing, which is
often influenced by external factors like upbringing, work environment, and
levels of education and dedication towards a purpose.
Self-confidence gives a person confidence in their ability to succeed, and
self-reliance to make things happen. However, one can have confidence in a
specific task or situation and lack confidence in another, i.e. abilities as an
expert in a field vs. skills in communication. Confidence can also give someone
energy and positivity, leading to better work and better relationships.