Building personal confidence is something that many people desire to do but find themselves at crossroads while in the endeavor. Everyone admires a person with self confidence and we all want to be like them. Take for instance Barrack Obama who moves crowds by his mannerism and self confidence which he exudes. Personal confidence and good mannerism otherwise known as a pleasing personality are things which can be learnt if one is serious about them and has an interest. I come from the school of thought that no one is born with these mannerism but they are learnt and picked along the way.
The first and most important of these habits is the smile. It has been researched that it takes forty three muscles to frown and only seventeen to smile. A smile improves your personal appearance. It makes those around you relax, and there is no tension when people smile at each other. A smile is the most beautiful picture in the world. Above all, the smile declares that I come in peace not war. Therefore, your personal appearance determines how other will relate to you.
The second thing is your handshake. The handshake tells much about your self esteem especially when you are meeting someone for the first time. A good handshake should be firm, not too gentle and not too tight. It should not last too long, probably three seconds at most. A good handshake shows sincerity.
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