Every person has a unique personality that characterizes the totality of being an individual. Our personalities may be perceived by others as good or bad. People see you and think of you as having a bad personality if you tend not to socialize, you always seem grumpy and overly serious, you think more of pessimistic thoughts, and you do not look presentable with your manner of dressing. On the other hand, you are known to have a good personality if you have a cheerful disposition, you appear neat and well-groomed, and you have a desirable attitude.
You are known for who you are and what you are with the way you present yourself to people. If you keep getting feedback or remarks regarding your personality, you might as well take a self-reflection and assess yourself.
Sometimes, other people can see and notice the things in you that may not seem proper and pleasing to them. You might have already turned people off with your use of words and even gestures. If this is the case, start taking actions to build a positive personality.
A paradigm shift in your personality may lead you to greater possibilities of improving your life and growing in maturity. So, how do you develop a positive personality? Here are some ways you can do this.
Have a Positive Outlook in Life
Take a self-reflection of how you envision your life and the way you deal with life and people everyday. Do you think of consequences and failure when in a situation instead of thinking of ways and means on how to face it? Do you view life as pointless and useless because you cannot seem to find your purpose? If this is how you perceive life to be, it is time to change to a positive outlook.
Firstly, find out what you really want to happen with your life, your career, business, or relationship with other people. Know where you are going and what you love to do. Set personal goals to determine what you wish to attain. This will give you a sense of direction and determination. Of course, knowing how to achieve these goals is very important. You need to know what to do and if you need the help of other people to reach these goals.
Entertain Positive Thoughts
Having a generally positive outlook in life can also help develop positive thoughts. Keeping an optimistic mind also keeps one’s viewpoints positive. When you have set your goals, always keep telling yourself that you will achieve them and believe that you will. Trust that you can do the things you wish to attain, and believe in your capabilities to manifest them. This includes thinking of positive thoughts, visualizing them, and materializing those ambitions.
For example, if you desire to live an abundant life, picture yourself out in a lavish and wealthy living. Focus on that goal and work for it. Of course, it will not be that easy to achieve it if you are only stuck with your thoughts. There has to be an action plan to make your dreams come true.
Maintain a Positive Attitude
Keeping a positive attitude is another way to develop a positive personality. Build your level of courtesy toward others. Show consideration and respect for them by giving a warm smile, saying ‘thank you’ to show appreciation, and listening when someone is talking.
These are but just a few of the many ways to manifest courtesy. Also, be understanding and caring to other people’s needs. Everyone appreciates and admires a person who shows genuine understanding. It is a way of keeping good relationships with other people.
Be enthusiastic and show confidence in whatever you do. Someone who manifests enthusiasm can easily attain success. For example, if you take your work and the tasks assigned to you wholeheartedly and with eagerness, it will not be that difficult to accomplish whatever needs to be done since you have the passion to do it. Smile a lot rather than frown.
A smile can make a big difference in a chaotic and complicated situation. A smile can be a cure for a broken relationship. A sincere smile shows that you hold no grudges against others.