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31. Many people say they want to feel “comfortable,” or that they admire people who seem “confident.” What do these words really mean to you?
confidence is being comfortable with yourself
I can relax in my clothes while also looking put together. The effortless beauty.
Comfortable is not second guessing what you are wearing
Confident is dressing in a way that is true to yourself... effortless
For comfort, I usually wear flats, and I do my best to wear shoes that fit. I dress for the weather -- I find women who under-dress ridiculous. I think the unstudied careless look attractive, but have realized that it takes more work than simply looking polished. (and polished is more than I usually manage.)
i can't do anything if i'm physically uncomfortable. i fidget too much. i admire people who are good at things, and who work hard.
maybe i view people who dress well as having worked for their income, so being able to afford good clothes signals skill or knowledge.
Wearing something that fits well enough so that you don't have to adjust it or fiddle with it while you're wearing it. You can forget about it and feel confident that it looks great from all angles.
Wearing fabrics that don't get too hot, sticky, see through or wrinkly so that you worry about them, and colours you know flatter your skin tone, so you can relax and have fun doing whatever you are doing.
Wearing a style/cut that accurately reflects the message you are sending out in the world that day - e.g. I'm professional but I know how to have fun; I'm classic but like to think outside the box; or, I intend on having fun today!
Moving through life without thinking about what judgements are being made about you projects confidence. Introspection and vulnerability signal confidence to me. Standing in the face of any judgement and dismissing it, feeling secure with who you are despite what anyone else thinks. Showing kindness to everyone you meet unconditionally is the most important aspect of confidence. Looking for the best in others. I firmly believe that how one treats other people is a direct reflection of their own self esteem.
Comfortable and confident seem intertwined to me. If you are comfortable in your own skin -- no matter what you are wearing -- you are confident in yourself, regardless of the circumstances.
'Comfortable' to me translates to feeling good about my body, feeling like I am carrying myself in a way that I wouldn't be ashamed about from the outside.
I was confident as hell when I was younger and have lost some of it as I've aged. Anxieties set in my early 20's so I am trying to overcome those and get some of my game back.
Being confident to me means that you do what you want, get what you want and don't give a damn.
I'd like to be both, but I don't think I am
For me feeling comfortable is just you're okay of your style than confident being positive about your look
Comfortable is a matter of fit and flattery--most often, we're uncomfortable when clothes are too snug in some places or we feel they're exposing our real or imagined flaws. I think comfort is also about dressing appropriately. A comfortable outfit can be bold, but it's not overtly inappropriate in a way that draws more attention than you want to receive.
Confidence is such a personal concept. I think women put unreasonable rules in place about what's flattering. I read in Betty Halbreich's book that almost no woman loves her upper arms. I wish we could all forget these silly rules so we felt confident more often. I think confidence can be found in clothes that make us feel beautiful and powerful.
I think they mean the same thing in a way. It's the absence of self consciousness. Feeling at home in their own skin.
being oneself and owning it.
comfortable means nobtugging, pulling, fussing or the desire tobrun home and undress
confident is when you nailed the right look for where you are.
I think when im confident im a better person, as a mother and wife but also at work.
Comfortable; means you like what your mind is saying when no one is there.
Confident; can stand alone without the help or praise of others.
Comfortable, or more like comfy, is my favorite word. I strive to be comfy in every area of my life. I think that these two go hand in hand. Confidence is the ability to feel comfy in the hardest of situations. And that’s totally a conscious choice. You’re never going to please the haters, but you can always ignore them.
"Comfortable" usually means ugly. Confidence usually comes with being well groomed and in good quality, clean clothes that are not necessarily comfortable.