10 signs you have a larger than life personality

There are just some people whose personalities are so bold and vibrant that we call them “larger than life”.

They have such an infectious energy that even the most glum among us can’t help but smile (even laugh) when they’re around.

Curious if you’re one of them?

Here are 10 signs you have a larger than life personality.

1) People are naturally drawn to you

You don’t think you’re doing anything special, and yet somehow people just end up liking you.

You have no idea why it happens, but you’d bet that people would still be drawn to you even if you were to do nothing but watch paint dry.

This is most likely because you simply have a lot of natural charisma that makes you feel like you’d be an interesting person to be around.

And so, whether you’re at a party or in the office or on the street, people will want to approach you and engage in a conversation. And when you talk, it’s as if you’ve known each other since forever even if you’re just strangers.

2) You’re a great storyteller

You can tell people about that strange dog you saw on the subway or that time you went to McDonald’s for some fries and people listen to you like you’re telling an epic story of a lifetime.

You simply have a knack for keeping people’s ears on you—a natural skill with words to make even the most mundane stories come to life.

People love listening to you, and you’re pretty sure that if you had the patience to sit down and type, you’d easily write yourself the best-selling book.

3) You’re down for anything

People can invite you to go try out some exotic food like fried crickets and you’d happily indulge them.

You wouldn’t say no to someone inviting you to go skydiving with them either, and would gladly walk up to perform slam poetry when asked.

You’re no killjoy, and so long as it’s nothing obviously dumb like drinking mercury or sniffing mustard gas, you’re 100% game.

People admire the fact that you’re always game and you, in turn, enjoy all the opportunities you keep getting.

4) You always have a joke handy

You’ve been picking up jokes from other people as you live your life, and perhaps even made some yourself.

You don’t think that your jokes are always especially clever, and in fact you might even think that some of them are simply godawful.

But you keep them handy so that when the opportunity comes, you know just what jokes you ought to shoot.

You love making people laugh, and people love you in turn for being the funny guy or girl in the group.

5) You always have something going on

Your weekend’s all planned out and your holidays are booked.

There’s always something on your schedule— from serious stuff like home renovations and new business ventures to leisure like hanging out with friends and indulging in hobbies.

You keep yourself busy even during times that most other people would consider “downtime.” Rather than sleep around all day, for example, you would instead occupy yourself with a book.

All this means is that you’re never boring or bored…which is, well…part of the reason you have a “larger than life” personality. You have actual stuff to share!

6) You genuinely enjoy people

You’re an extrovert and you’re proud to be one.

Sure you enjoy your time alone (and you do consider yourself introspective), but you are energized when you’re with others because people simply interest you.

You want to know how people tick—how they think, how they love, how they endure suffering. You want to know their life stories and what makes them different from you and everyone else.

And yes, that even includes the people who think differently from you. So because of this, you’re more likable than the regular guy because you still see something good in even the most “despicable” people.

To you, what sets us apart from animals is our ability to connect with each other in various ways…and to you, this is what makes life worth living.

7) You remain calm under pressure

Not only do you have a pleasing personality, you also know how to keep your cool when everyone else around you is losing their heads.

You don’t give up and start thinking like the world’s about to end when something goes wrong at work—you’ll instead take deep breaths and try to find a way to fix things.

You know that everything has a solution and worrying and the best way you can find that solution is by staying calm.

This is likely something you’ve figured out through experience. Nothing ever goes right when people start losing their cool, after all.

And since you’re “larger than life”, you don’t just keep your cool, you even hum and sing and throw jokes as you navigate challenging situations.

Though obviously annoying to some (especially those who are high strung), many people appreciate you for it. It just brings lightness to “heavy” situations, and that’s always a blessing.

8) You make others feel special

Maya Angelou once said:

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

You agree with this sentiment, so you try with all your might to make people feel appreciated—or at the very least, you do your best to make sure they don’t feel awful around you.

People don’t even know why they’re drawn to you, but you know that this is one factor as to why they light up when you’re around—you simply know how to make them feel good about themselves.

And because they already love you, it becomes much easier for you to show your “larger than life” personality. You wouldn’t be able to do it otherwise if you know most of them secretly hate you.

9) You’re a little extra

Everyone else seems perfectly okay settling for “good enough” or even bare minimum, but not you.

You don’t just show up, you show up in style.

You don’t just laugh, you laugh hard.

You don’t just cry, you cry a river!

You carry yourself and express your emotions like you’re in the movies… not because you’re starving for attention, but simply because that’s just who you are. You’re expressive and you don’t give a damn about being called “too emotional” or “too gregarious”.

To you, there really is absolutely nothing wrong with being loud and expressive!

You know that sometimes people assume that you’re a bit too much, but you don’t care—you just want to be you. In fact, a part of you wants to do it just to piss off people who are too prim and proper.

What you actually have is a superpower. It’s precisely because of your larger than life personality that people relate to you. You’re unfiltered, raw, and real. You say and do things many people secretly want to, and they feel relieved that finally someone does it for them!

10) You’re not afraid to make a total fool of yourself

Sometimes the reason is pride, sometimes it’s shyness. Whatever the reason, people aren’t generally keen to make a fool of themselves.

In fact, a lot of people would rather get swallowed by the ground than get embarrassed in public—especially not when their crush, their colleagues, or their neighbors are around.

Well…not you, of course!

You’re completely fine making a total fool of yourself because so long as you’re not doing any harm whatsoever, you couldn’t give a damn what people think.

To you, life is too short to worry about how others see you, and so you live your life fully without thinking about what others think of you.

You are perfectly aware that we’re all going to die—all of us—and if we don’t do “foolish” things now and then, then did we really live?

Last words

You are bold, unfettered, and charismatic—all of these come together to give you a strong and memorable presence.

But having a “larger than life” personality isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. You draw attention and scrutiny simply by being yourself.

Even if you don’t naturally care too much about the opinions of others, it can’t be helped—some will make it their life mission to make you feel bad for being so “annoyingly” full of life.

But look at it this way: The most interesting people always have enemies. It’s just something that comes with the package. So chin up and stay as bold and crazy as you are. You’re very well-loved by many.

Pearl Nash

Pearl Nash has years of experience writing relationship articles for single females looking for love. After being single for years with no hope of meeting Mr. Right, she finally managed to get married to the love of her life. Now that she’s settled down and happier than she’s ever been in her life, she's passionate about sharing all the wisdom she's learned over the journey. Pearl is also an accredited astrologer and publishes Hack Spirit's daily horoscope.

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