Anybody Can Become More Intersting.
What it means to Be Interesting
Being interesting is one’s ability to “positively” stimulate another person to make oneself more attractive and thought-provoking. It is a very important characteristic as it is the foundation for friendship and love.
Some Background Information
Being an interesting person is not hereditary but something that is learnt and practiced. It’s a characteristic that you have to regularly work on and develop through experience. It’s developed through being who you are and by getting in touch with something which is inside all of us.
A human being is only interesting if he’s in contact with himself. I learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought to do the way you should do it. - Barbra Streisand
Before We Begin
Becoming a more interesting person is a process that takes time and effort, so don’t expect to instantly change. Like all worthwhile things you should be ready to put in work in and be ready for a journey into new territory.
These 7 strategies will help you grow into a more interesting, stimulating person:
How to Become a More Interesting Person
1. Loosen Up and Be Natural
Just stop and relax.
The one reason that many people fail to become interesting, stimulating people is that they worry too much over the small things and don’t come across as natural. Their effort backfires on them, because they are just trying too hard.
So try to loosen up and take life one day at a time, one moment at a time. Don’t get tense over small things and always try to remain calm.
2. Be Positive and Optimistic
Interesting people are happy, optimistic people. This is one of the reasons why we find them so interesting, because unconsciously we would like to know how and why they are so happy. Just think about it: Nobody wants to be around a negative, unhappy person.
Therefore try to look for the positives in your life and become practiced in seeing the glass “half full”.
Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching? - Author Unknown
3. Be Open to Excitement
The reason why most people aren’t interesting is because they are reserved, and they feel they must hold back in order to protect themselves. Now to some point this is true, but taking this too far is when it becomes a problem. By holding back too much you limit your potential and greatly decrease your chances for success. On top of all this you become less interesting.
The more reserved you get, your life comes to be more static and equally the less interesting you become.
So try to build an open personality and in reverse look for excitement rather than waiting for it to come to you.
4. Expand Your Comfort Zone
People who are boring and dull normally possess a very small comfort zone. They are scared to try new things and live their entire lives never achieving their potential. So try to constantly expanding your comfort zone and dare yourself to try new things; this is the quickest path to becoming more interesting.
The more out of the ordinary experiences you have the more of an interesting person you will become. You could try:
- Joining a class about something you have never done
- Participating in a sport you haven’t played
- Trying things you might not be as good at like public speaking
Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. - Brian Tracy
5. Smile and Laugh All the Time
Interesting people are able to grab your attention and nothing in this world grabs a person’s attention more than laughter and happiness.
So try to smile and laugh more, you will find that not just will you become more attractive but that you will be doing yourself a favor by reducing your stress levels and increasing the oxygenation of your blood.
6. Challenge Yourself
The only way we can bring change and growth in our lives is by challenging the habits and behaviors we currently have. So push yourself to your limits and challenge yourself to improve.
We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are. - Max DePree
7. Be Yourself
You can’t pretend to be interesting. Be true to yourself and try to build a genuine image. Incorporate everything you do into your true self.
He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away. - Raymond Hull