According to Erik Erikson's 8 stages
of psychosocial development, adolescents go through the dilemma of Identity vs. Role Confusion
. They often are confused regarding their true identities which in turn fosters low self-esteem and low confidence. It won't be considered wrong to say that it is a part of the developmental process. But, it is also crucial to fight these conflicts and know your identity. Every person has some strengths that he can use to his benefits. Identifying your potentials helps in boosting confidence and eliminating unnecessary insecurities regarding your true identity. A great way to find your strengths is to take the VIA Strength Test
. It is developed by Dr. Christopher Peterson. This test lets you know your strengths which you can use to your advantage in the longer run.
Building confidence requires conscious effort. Along with these simple steps, you can practice meditation and positive self-affirmations to break the shackles of negativity and begin your journey towards a healthy, positive, and confident life.