Most Helpful Guy
Being confident is a very hard thing to do but it's not impossible. Don't expect to become confident over night but rather over the course of many many months/years. The first step to becoming more confident with yourself is to start caring less about what people think about you. Think about it this way: why should you care about some strangers opinion when you only see them for such a brief moment in time? You should be caring about how you feel about yourself/actions because you are stuck with yourself until you die XD This is often a very hard step but once you are able to get over this hurdle things become a lot easier from then on.
After you are able to care less about what people think about you, the next step would be to find meaning in whatever you are doing. Trying out a new and daring outfit - view it as an expression of who you are and that it adds character to you. People say something mean about your personality/how you act? As long as your personality/actions aren't harmful to someone else just disregard what they say and tell them that this is just how you are and it adds something new to the world. People talking smack because you are doing something that goes against the status quo? Disregard them because if you are putting your heart and soul towards that something then they should respect you instead of trying to be putting you down.
Then begin to start asking yourself hard questions as to why you are doing something and whether it is making you happy. Confidence is an ongoing journey but by the end of it you'll come out a much happier and confident person.
Most Helpful Girl
Don’t compare yourself to others because society is setting a ridiculous standard for girls.. and guys. It’s awful! Just believe that you are perfect the way you are because everyone is different and everyone has ‘flaws’. Also, don’t rely on other people’s opinions about you. Others’ opinions don’t matter.