Have you ever noticed that people act different around you? Like they’re just not themselves?
It’s not because they don’t like you. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
You see, your personality is so strong and unique that they don’t know how to deal with you.
Most of us are used to dealing with people we can immediately get. People we can put into a “box”.
But you’re different. You know who you are and what you want in this world. Some people call it authenticity. Others call it depth.
But the truth is, everyone wants to be like you. Staying true to yourself is one of the most liberating ways to live.
I mean, who wouldn’t want to be liberated from the limiting chains of society’s stereotypes?
So if you find that people don’t know how to act around you because they’re lost in awe, you might identify with these 7 signs:
1) Your life isn’t fear-driven
We all experience fear. For some people, it destroys their ability to try new things and experience life fully.
But for you, fear is just another emotion you’ve learned to accept. You know you’re going to experience fear when you try something new.
But you also know that growth only occurs when you escape your comfort zone.
The bottom line is this:
Fear will never stop you. You know it’s your greatest stepping stone to grow beyond your current self.
2) You don’t waste your time on gossiping
We’ve all met the person who thrives on gossiping about others. It’s like they get a thrill from complaining.
But you find this toxic.
There’s way too much you want to experience in this world to focus on petty issues like who’s dating who and what people you find annoying.
You’d rather have deep conversations.
You only get life once, so why not talk about the magnificence of the universe and life itself?
3) You love to listen and learn about other people
Learning is what gets your juices flowing. And when you learn about someone else, it makes you feel like you’re entering a whole new beautiful and complex world.
This makes you an amazing conversationalist, because the other person feels like they’re the only person on the planet at the time.
This immediately puts others at ease and makes them comfortable.
You know that too many people’s egos drive conversations. But when you’re in conversation, egos are checked at the door.
4) You are careful about who you let into your life
You won’t rely on other people to tell you who you are, what you are and what you can do.
You know exactly what’s important and who’s important in your life.
If someone is going to give condescending advice, you simply won’t have it.
For you, life is better experienced with optimistic and positive people that push each other to be the best that they can be.
5) You can’t stand insensitivity, idiocy or ignorance
Your self-taught knowledge is something you’re immensely proud of.
So when people make instant judgments about people and things they don’t know anything about, it irks you to your core.
You’ve put time into your brain and you encourages others to do the same.
In a world of Google and algorithmic newsfeeds you have no control over, you know that thinking for yourself is one of the most important qualities one can have.
6) You don’t need attention
Craving attention because of your looks or status is something you simply can’t understand.
You know it’s superficial, fleeting and ultimately meaningless.
You’d rather be recognized for your complexity and depth. That’s why you take time to get know someone. You know there’s so much more to a person than what appears on the surface.
7) You take insecurity as an opportunity
You know you’re not perfect. In fact, you know that nobody is.
The only thing you enjoy doing is learning and evolving, despite the risk of looking like a fool.
You know that everybody is insecure. But you also know that not everyone has to stop this insecurity from letting them live their life and own the things they’re insecure about.
Sure, your depth and authenticity can be difficult to be around for some people, but that’s only because they can’t put you into a stereotypical box.
The truth is, you’re someone they secretly admire because you’ve broken the handcuffs of society that doesn’t want you to be all that you can be.
You’re living your life the way you want and it’s inspiring for anyone that’s lucky enough to join you on your journey.