Here are 10 surprising traits of highly confident people. Confidence isn’t something people are born with, it’s something that’s built. Yes, some had the resources to build confidence when they were younger, and some of us didn’t learn how to build our confidence until we became adults. All of the items on this list are natural expressions of those who have built their confidence, and all of them, when practiced intentionally, will help you build yours so you can be more confident too.