There is a problem with basing confidence solely on appearance or competence: it depends on relative situations. If placed in different settings where others may surpass our looks or abilities, our confidence wavers due to constant comparison.
True confidence goes beyond these layers. It does not falter depending on circumstances or those around us. It remains steadfast regardless of external factors, because it stems radical acceptance and honesty with oneself.
By understanding that we are enough just as we are, we can let go of the ego's chase for more success or better appearances. You will exude a grounded energy often found in truly confident individuals and in turn, this self-acceptance allows us to extend empathy towards others.