What makes one person more interesting than the other? In general it seems that people who are more confident and passionate, posses a unique sense of style, are open minded (not judgmental) and are willing to try out new things who are likely to be seen as interesting people. Those who are humorous (minus the sarcasm) and have good conversational skills also tend to be more popular. If you thought that “being interesting” is a talent that a few lucky ones are born with, you couldn’t be more wrong. Anyone with a will can cultivate these traits and climb up the social ladder.
Here are some tips you can adopt towards achieving your goal:
Build confidence in yourself
Confidence is one of the hallmarks of an interesting person so this is a good place to start. You can begin by finding out things you are good at and work on them. For example, if you are passionate about dance, you can take a few classes and become the kind of dancer that people will notice and comment on. Your confidence will show in your body language and people will be naturally drawn towards you. Grooming classes can also help you enhance your personality and bring out the best in you.
Cultivate a sense of humour
Funny people are always interesting to listen to. So if you are a dull, boring conversationalist, work to change that. Read upon trivia or the latest trends in music, fashion etc. To cultivate a sense of humour, you can read funny books, watch funny movies and shows. Learn to laugh at yourself and your past mistakes. You do not have to put yourself down – just think of some funny instances and share them with your friends and acquaintances.
Celebrate your good qualities
Look deep within you and write down all the things you like about yourself and others like about you. Maybe you are a compassionate person and that is a beautiful quality to have. Go ahead and show your compassion to people and/or animals. Volunteer for a good cause. Let people know they can reach out to you when they are feeling low.
Sense of style
Having your own sense of style automatically increases your ‘interest’ quotient. You are unique and you should try and maximise your uniqueness. Don’t struggle to fit in with the crowd. Find a dress style that is distinctive, reflects your personality and suits you. Experiment with accessories and colours. You might want to try body art and get a tattoo that denotes something special in your life. Tattoos, by the way, are excellent conversation starters!
Enjoyable as it is, travelling broadens your horizons and gives you stories to tell. Be it an annual trip to an exotic destination or frequent low budget, short distance trips, try to work travel into your schedule. People will love to hear about your experiences.
Lastly, don’t be afraid to try something new. Anytime you get invited out, especially if it is to something you haven’t done before – say yes! The more you go out to meet people, the more confident you will become, the broader your perspective will get, the more you will have to share and the more interesting you will become!
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