Ways to Improve Your Personality
Contrary to what you think, you can improve your personality! We now know that we can not only heal personality but also develop it in ways we previously did not understand or believe to be possible.
Until recently it was believed that personality is permanent. In 1890, renowned Harvard psychologist William James wrote in his influential work, The Principles of Psychology, that personality is “cast” in early adulthood.
This view has prevailed for over a century; however, the idea that personality is more fluid gains ground over time. We are now at the point where we realize that we influence and control what traits and qualities we want to improve or refine.
What is Personality?
Personality is the typical pattern of thinking, feeling, and behavior that makes a person unique.
When we say someone has a “good personality” we mean that they are good, interesting, and likes to be together.
Everyone wants to be attractive to others. To that end, it’s vital to have a good personality, possibly even more than looking pretty.
In fact, about 85 percent of your success and happiness will be the result of how well you interact with others. Ultimately, it is your personality that determines whether people will be withdrawn from you.
While we can only improve our appearance to some extent, we can develop our personality as much as we want. We can enhance or integrate any feature we find appropriate and pleasant with our personality.
Ways to Improve Personality
- Be a better listener. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis has been regarded as one of the most attractive women in the world, as she developed her ability to be an outstanding listener. She was known for her way of looking at a human, listening to every word and making them feel important. There is nothing more attractive than someone listening attentively and making you feel like you are the only person in the world.
- Read more and expand your interests. The more you read and develop new interests, the more interesting you will be for others. When you meet new people, it allows you to share what you know and exchanges ideas with them.
- Be a good chat expert. This is about how much you read and know. When you have a lot to contribute, learn to talk about it with others. No one can read or know everything, so learning from others what we don’t have time to read for ourselves is refreshing. If you’re shy, join a group like Toastmasters who encourages you to talk about what you know.
- I have an idea There’s nothing more boring than trying to talk to someone who has no idea about anything. If you have nothing to reveal, the conversation has nowhere to go. However, if you have an unconventional point of view or a different opinion, being social is more interesting and encouraging (unless you are omniscient, of course). One point of view broadens everyone’s perspective.
- To meet new people. Make an effort to meet new people, especially those who are not like you. It not only exposes you to different cultures and alternative ways of doing things, but it also broadens your horizons.
- Be yourself. The most boring thing after having no idea is trying to be something you aren’t. Formatting yourself to fit or be accepted often backs up. Because each of us is unique, it is to express this uniqueness that makes us interesting. Trying to be someone else’s carbon copy not only fails but also reveals a lack of authenticity.
- Have a positive attitude and attitude. Who wants to be surrounded by negative people who complain too much or have nothing good to say? In fact, most of us run when we see them coming. Instead, be an optimist who lights up a room with your energy when you walk into a room. Do it by seeking the best in people and things. Smile warmly, cheer, and encourage others with your presence.
- Have fun and see the funny side of life. Everyone likes to be friends with someone who makes them laugh or smile, so look for the funny and weird side in a situation, there is always one. Funny relief is a distraction that is sometimes very welcome and necessary. Otherwise, when you can add fun and joy to a boring or gloomy environment, not to mention gratitude, others will naturally be attracted to you.
- Support others. Being supportive is probably the cutest quality you can integrate into your personality. In addition to welcoming you, support others whenever they need it. We all love a cheerleader in our corner; someone who encourages us believes in us and helps us get up when we break down.
- Be honest and treat people with respect. Being honest and true to your word will bring you the admiration, respect, and gratitude of others. Nothing can develop a person’s personality more than honesty and respect, respect for others, and self-respect.