confidence

Advice for Anxious People

What It Means if You Hate Having Your Picture Taken

For those of us who prefer not to be the focus of attention, it used to be so much easier to hide.
Christian Jarrett
9.20.18
psychology

What It Means if You Struggle to Accept a Compliment

Most people use a few well-practiced strategies for deflection.
Knvul Sheikh
8.2.18
mind

How to Deal With Imposter Syndrome

If you feel like a fraud, you're probably better than average.
Markham Heid
6.21.18
mind

What it Means if You Have a Horrible Sense of Direction

A number of factors—including anxiety and confidence—play a role.
Jessica Dore
6.13.18
mental health

You Can Train Your Brain to Be Just Confident Enough

Too much can bite you in the ass, psychologists say.
Mariana Plata
3.12.18
Transformations

People Laughed When I Told Them I Wanted to Model One Day

Now the people who doubted me ask how I did it.
Mike Zimmerman
8.25.17
body image

I Got Surgery to Fix My Man Boobs

"After dealing with the physical scars, I had to tackle the emotional ones."
Walker Davis
8.17.17
mental health

Feeling Like a Loser Affects You Physically

The consequences of unpopularity can stay with you for life.
Alexandra Ossola
6.26.17
anxiety

How to Seem Witty Even if You're Not

Relax, introverts: Crafting a comeback shouldn't induce anxiety.
Jay Heinrichs
6.22.17
anxiety

If You Hate Public Speaking, Learn to Fake Confidence

When being yourself brings you close to wetting yourself, try being an actor.
Jay Heinrichs
4.21.17
You're Smarter Than That

Power Poses Might Actually Be Useless

A new study undermines the idea that you can fake it till you make it.
Dan Roe
12.1.16