For some men, it can be difficult to appear confident without looking arrogant. It’s a fine line, but all men can look poised no matter the circumstance, if you know what you’re doing. Here’s a few of our favorite tips that will prevent you from looking like an asshole.

Just Stop Talking

An easy way to tell if someone is lying is if they over-explain something. You know those people all too well… Talking too much shows you’re stressed out and unsure of yourself, so staying quiet demonstrates a higher level of confidence. There’s a reason why Clint Eastwood barely has any lines in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: he doesn’t have to talk to be badass. Her imagination of you is something you can’t control, so you might as well keep it a mystery instead of yapping too much.

Stop Fearing the Unknown

All gentlemen have an array of responsibilities and people that depend on them. That’s a lot of pressure that only confident men can handle, even if they don’t have a clue how. This is the epitome of “fake it ‘til you make it.” If you’re unsure about yourself, everyone will notice immediately, so don’t be afraid of what you don’t know. Taking chances is what makes us human.

Don’t Second-Guess

If you hesitate before jumping out of the plane, you might realize the circumstances and talk yourself out of it. It’s the same scenario in the dating scene: think too much and you might blow your chances with the ladies. Like the popular homage goes: overthinking leads to masturbation. Men need to decide what they want to do, then do it. It’s a simple concept, but we’ve all been guilty of second-guessing ourselves.

Being confident isn’t rocket science, but sometimes it can be difficult keeping up the façade. However, if you learn to start taking chances without doubting yourself, you’ll appear much more self-assured.

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