comfortable in (one's) own skin

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comfortable in (one's) own skin

Displaying a relaxed confidence in and clear understanding of oneself and one's abilities, especially when presenting oneself to or interacting with other people. Though his girlfriend's group of friends are all older and more established in life, he is comfortable enough in his own skin to have no problem mingling with them at parties. Janet is so comfortable in her own skin that I have no doubt that she'll find her ideal path in life.
See also: comfortable, skin
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Henning seems comfortable in his own skin, delivering a loosely brushed self-portrait that includes a glimpse (over the subject's sunburnt shoulder) of a supernova sun.
Huvane emphasizes that Ritts inspired by example: "He was a man who was comfortable in his own skin, and I think the more people we see who conduct creative, fruitful lives with little or no drama or fanfare, the more people will say, `I can be that way.