What a title, right? My children would tell me that cocky is a bad word, my mother might tell me that confident and cocky are the same thing, and I just like the cacophony of both words as they are smooshed together. Let's face it, like it or not, there's a fine line between confident and cocky.
"I could have any man I wanted" (sounds cocky)
"I deserve someone amazing to spend my life with" (sounds confident)
"I can't believe she got that position, I am totally better than her at that" (cocky)
"I'm happy for her, but I think I could have done just as well in that position" (confident)
"I love having my picture taken" (jury is still out on this one)
so on and so forth...
And if you are either confident or cocky - or a bit of both, it seems like a much better position to be in than those individuals who are so busy kicking their own ass that they can't see how amazing they really are (but that's another blog post).
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that the largest difference between confident and cocky is the intent and not the words or actions. If I walk into a room with my head held high with the intention of making the best of a situation (even if my ex husband is sitting across the way with some cute young thing half my age), then I am confident. If I walk into a room with my head held high, my tummy sucked in, etc... and my intent is to make the men drool and the women envious, then I'm cocky (several other words come to mind as well).
Same sort of scenario can apply to flirtatious and friendly, right?
**side note - there is FINALLY a 'follow' option for this blog (sorry it took so long and thanks Amanda and Tara for encouraging me to make time to do it). I'd be flattered if you'd like to follow my blog. If there's something you'd like discussed, let me know.
May your paths be abundantly filled with lemons, sugar, sunshine, and confidence!