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.
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I just think you need to be comfortable in your own skin because you're never going to make everyone happy.
If voters sense that you're comfortable in your own skin," he was told in an op-ed piece, "they'll be more comfortable with the idea of you in the Oval Office.
May all of you be more comfortable in your own skin than I am - even the good junior senator from Massachusetts.