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Wishing for a Road Less Traveled?
April 24, 2015
Have you ever talked to someone with cool stories that made you feel plain in comparison? Do you think that your life isn’t as exciting as it could be? Well, you’re probably right. If you don’t think life is interesting enough, you may not be doing enough. Maybe this article can help you with that.
In order to figure out how to be an interesting person, you have to find out what makes a person interesting, or what you think makes a person interesting. When it comes down to it, you’re only as interesting as you want to be. What interests you? What makes you who you are? What do you enjoy doing? What talents do you have?
All of those questions can help you take a step toward becoming a more interesting person. Everyone has their own set of talents, so figure out yours. Being interesting may potentially mean getting out of your comfort zone by doing things you haven’t tried before. Take a dance class, join a club, or even make videos. Make a hobby of trying new things to find out what you enjoy doing and want to share with others.
Maybe having an interesting story depends on the things you’ve done that other people haven’t. Ziplining, skydiving, bungee jumping are things many other people may not have experienced. Sometimes, it’s not about the story, but who shares your interests and hobbies. Thinking about what in people makes them interesting may help you figure out what you might be able to do.
If you’re trying to impress new people, always have three good stories in mind. Think about what you want to say before you start saying it. If you know what you want to say, that’s great. Now, you need to make sure you can say everything correctly, in a way that will make sense to the people you are talking to. Body language and how you hold yourself is important as well.
It also helps to be somewhere interesting. Let’s say, hypothetically, you’re going to go on a date with someone for the first time. Try to go somewhere fascinating. If you know some of your date’s interests, try to pick somewhere you know they will enjoy.
The most important thing is that you do things because you want to. Don’t go out and do interesting things if your only reasoning is to one-up people. It doesn’t make you any better than anyone else. A good person requires a good personality, not a self-absorbed one.
If you really want to do interesting things, there are more in-depth ways to figure out what you should do. “How To Be Interesting” by Jessica Hagy gives diagrams and other illustrations on how to be interesting. “You want to leave a mark not a blemish. Be a hero, not a spectator.”