Ok, so here’s hoping that the fourth instalment of this series goes down better than Superman IV, or Jaws: The Revenge.
In the grand tradition of ‘fake it ’til you make it’, if you look like you know what you’re doing, people will generally assume that you do. This should obviously not be applied to any sort of surgery, or aircraft piloting, where those with the relevant knowledge, experience and skills should be used unless it’s an absolute emergency. And the A Team is unavailable.
However, in day to day life:
Acting confident = Being confident
If you are not a confident person, but walk down the street acting as if you do not give a single fuck, people will assume this is true. If you pretend you’re wearing a cape (metaphorically, rather than literally. You wouldn’t actually want people mistaking you for Batman, now would you?), you will respond to situations as a supremely confident person would.
And is this really any different to actually being confident?