Acting in a confident way is an extremely important behavior in both your personal and professional life, and it plays a major role in attracting others toward you. In fact, being confident, believing in yourself, and having a high self-esteem are at the core of being appealing and attractive to other people, and the science is there to prove it. As noted in a study in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, when individuals are feeling more confident, in this case due to the fact that they believed they smelled good, others rated them as appearing more physically attractive. In other words, when people are feeling good about themselves and view themselves in a positive light, they can appear more attractive and alluring to others. After all, if someone is projecting self-loathing and self-doubt, you're likely going to be put off and feel uneasy, anxious, and uncomfortable around him or her since he or she's so blatantly uncomfortable in his or her own skin. On the flip side, when someone is acting in a confident and self-assured way, you'll likely be drawn to this person and feed off of the kind of positive energy that he or she's exuding. Further, if you're still not convinced about the power of confidence and its role in attraction, research from Washington State University revealed that acting in a confident way can be more powerful, important, and alluring to others than being correct. This means that simply projecting confidence is strong enough to attract others to you, even if what you're saying is untrue, baseless, or entirely wrong. So how do you become more confident in your daily life? There are many different practices and exercises that can help to boost your self-esteem: volunteering, working out, ridding your mind of negative thoughts, starting a new hobby, meditating, spending time with loved ones, and engaging in self-improvement projects like redecorating and reorganizing.