I have always been very attentive about methods and techniques of personality development that could help me in improving aspects of myself – even if it was just a minor aspect of my life that could be advanced. And in fact, by starting to advance aspects of your personality and your lifestyle in a step-by-step process, you’ll able to increase the quality of life as well as your personal well-being in the long run.
In the following, I would like to present some very effective methods, techniques, and tricks that will help you to create an exceedingly amazing life, which will finally boost your personality development. These methods will help you to answer the question on how to develop an exciting personality!
How to develop an exciting personality?
Discover the purpose of your life
Why is it so important to know your purpose in life, especially when you just came here to develop an exciting personality? It’s simple: when you do the things you’re truly passionate about, your achievements will be a lot more significant. People might not respect you for doing what others want you to do, but they will discover what exciting person you are when you follow your purpose in life. Obviously, discovering one’s purpose in life is one of the most difficult things to figure out and such a kind of insight will not come between nightfall and daybreak. But, once you have figured out what your true purpose is you can focus on things that you are passionate about, in your personal life as well as in your professional life. You will notice that you start to be a lot more engaged and focused on the things you really love to do, which will – by the way – guide you to develop an even more exciting personality. The article on How to Discover your Life Purpose will assist you in discovering your life’s purpose.
Step outside the comfort zone
Ask yourself the question what it is that prevents you from developing the character traits you always wanted to have. What is it that stands between the person you want to be and the person that you are at the moment? Let’s say you would like to become more adventurous and outgoing. Would it really help you to accomplish your goal by remaining in the coziness of your comfort zone? I guess not! Therefore, try to identify those limitations that preclude you from being the person you really want to be. Once you identified those limits, try to push them – gradually but firmly. If you want more action in your life, get out and seek that action. Undertake something with your friends or meet some new people during your adventures alone.
Start living your life
Stop worrying about failure, stop distracting yourself with TV, video games (etc.) and start living your life to the fullest. You won’t have exciting stories to tell when you spend most of your spare time watching television, surfing the internet or playing games. But the moment you get up, to live your life in a conscious and confident manner, you will easily attract exciting adventures on a continuous basis.
Expand your horizon
I have a friend of mine, who I regard has a really exciting personality. He’s a very smart guy and he is very well-versed in literally every topic that comes up, from politics, sports, traveling, and the most extraordinary activities one can think of. You name the topic and he knows a good deal about it, mostly from first-hand experience. This is mainly because he had always had the striving desire to expand his own horizon. If you want to become an exciting person, think about expanding your own horizon! Cultivate new interests, read books and articles about topics you never ever heard before. Absorb new knowledge like a sponge and allow your interests and passions to guide you on what you want to discover next.
Don’t pretend to be something you aren’t
There’s a huge difference between someone who only portrays to be and the one who truly is. And in most situations, there is this immediate knowing that allows most people to differentiate who’s just acting and the one who is genuinely himself or herself. Basically, you’re just fooling yourself by pretending to be something that you aren’t, as others will realize it sooner or later. So why all the hassle of trying to convince others about what you would like them to think about you? Don’t be an actor, start building an exciting personality onto the foundation of who you are.
Stay positive, have fun and be humorous
If you think about someone who has a really exciting personality, does this person figuratively cry out loud all day, complaining about his/her difficulties and struggles in life? Of course not, this person will also not be negative or all too selfish. By discovering what makes other people exciting, you will quickly realize what kind of character traits disqualify people from being noticed as interesting. Instead of being the super negative nagger, try to spread some positivity, make your friends laugh, be humorous – and it will instantly change how people perceive you.
One thing that really helped me, while improving my individuality was to focus on those people that were more experienced and better than me. They became some sort of mentors to me and enabled me to peak my performance again and again. Furthermore, having a mentor will answer a lot of questions on how to develop an exciting personality, as you will be able to learn from your mentor constantly!
Believe in yourself
This is another point that is very much related to your inner mindset. In order to be able to advance your identity (here: personality development) you’ll need to actually believe that you are able to do so. If you’re having doubts you won’t succeed in personality development. [Here’s an extensive guide on how to learn to trust in yourself]
Variety is key to success
You will face serious problems in the enhancement of your character if you follow the same routines day after day. Routines mean stagnation to your personality development as they don’t allow us to get new experiences and impressions. They keep us in our comfort zone without the chance to improve our life’s. Mix your daily routines up with something new, bring in variety!
Don’t waste your time
The development of our personality is an active part that needs a lot of time investment. But you are not able to improve and change your lifestyle if you are spending your time with random, unfocused activities.
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What are your strategies to develop an exciting personality?