It is human psychology that we are more enticed towards confident people. By confident here, I mean, those who speak first, speak confidently and speak more. Those people usually get biased attention of people, even if they don’t know much about what they are talking. The leaders often become leaders by the force of their personality and not ability.

Here is an example how personality of a person affects our way of thinking towards him/her. It is apparent that a doctor with white coat is trusted more over the one without it, even if the latter might be a better medical expert. In this case the white coat brings biased favoritism.

Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark aka Iron Man

Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark aka Iron Man

Here is another point of view about the phenomenon. Researches show that behaving in a certain way can actually help you bringing closer to reality. That is if you are faking something then you’ll possibly make it. Researches show that wearing a white coat might help you becoming a better doctor.

So if you like to watch Spider-Man or Avengers, then that psychologically can help make you more heroic.

Here, the million dollar question is – should we fake to be confident about something that we are not actually? Well, doing that might help you gain appreciation at first but is destructive on the long run. You should take inspiration from Iron Man (Tony Stark), who is extremely confident and has lots of abilities. It’s better to build up actual expertise. That means, expertise with confidence will make you gain more applauds.