Attract: to draw by appealing to the emotions or senses, by stimulating interest, or by exciting admiration
Have you ever wondered what makes a person attractive? Not necessarily physically, as we can see from the above definition, to attract is to appeal to emotions or senses, to stimulate interest, or to excite admiration.
While I really love all of these definitions of what it means to attract someone, the definition itself is rather vague. For the purposes of this article, though, let’s stick with it. What does make someone appealing to emotions or senses…or maybe both?
What is it about attractive people that stimulates interest in others? And how do attractive people excite admiration from others?
We’re going to take a look at 6 habits of highly attractive people. Perhaps we’ll learn a thing or two…
Being accepting towards others
Attractive people are often genuinely open and accepting of other people. And while the whole “open and accepting” thing may be a bit hard to swallow, ask yourself this: how many conflicts are going on around the world right now that could come to conclusion if only both sides were more tolerant of each other? Being open and accepting others is one way in which attractive people stand out.
This one can be tough in practice. Everyone has their own self-criticism, but attractive people are able to focus on what they do well, their accomplishments, and how they help others, and their self-confidence grows from that. It’s not as if they are unflawed -we all are, whether we are willing to admit it or not- they just choose to feel good about themselves and the good things about themselves rather than be bogged down by their flaws. You can choose that, too.
Kindness is something people who are attractive to others often display.
It can mean putting a dollar in a homeless man’s cup or volunteering at a local co-op or food distribution organization. Showing empathy and enacting random displays of kindness -however small- is intrinsic to truly attractive people.
Making decisions sounds silly, but it’s what attractive people do all the time.
Decision-making shows that this person knows what they want, not just for dinner (that, too, though) but for life. Attractive people make decisions effortlessly and easily depending on their own path.
Passion for life
Life without passion is not a life worth living, as passion gives us purpose. It also helps to direct our decisions, and to share that passion with others. Attractive people are passionate people and let their passions guide them.
All of us are faced with stress-filled lives, difficult decisions to make, complicated schedules and plenty more. If we can’t sit back and have a good laugh every once in awhile, it’s bad for us and for those we love. As long as the laughter is well-intended it can be directed at ourselves or at others. So the next time your toddler knocks the bottle of milk off the table and you don’t catch it in time, have a laugh at the incident (and then clean it up). Laughter also brings you to the present. When my life is chaotically whirling around me -and it does so without the benefit of children to care for- I try to remember that exactly where I am, is exactly where I am supposed to be, have a giggle, and keep on truckin’.