Self-confident profiles represent people who rarely experience self-doubt, and feel at ease in almost any social situation. They mix easily with strangers, and are unafraid to initiate social contact. They can at times become over-confident, leading them to act impulsively.
Self-confidence is a largely social sub-trait - its effects are most directly seen where a person is in a social situation, or interacting with others on a personal level. It does not equate to assertiveness - self-confident individuals may also be assertive, but equally they may not. This depends to a great extent on the position of the Dominance factor in the profile.
Where Dominance is high (as the topmost of the example profiles opposite), the individual concerned has both an assertive and a confident behavioural style. This powerful combination allows such an individual to deal directly fearlessly with most situations. While they will typically prefer to keep matters on an open and friendly level, they are quite capable of adopting a more confrontational stance where a situation calls for it.
Where Dominance is low, this assertive element is absent from the individual's behaviour, or at least not strongly represented. In such circumstances, the confident approach will be see only in favourable environments: where the environment is hostile, such a person will often become uncomfortable and considerable less expressive.