Being a powerful person can intimidate others, but it can also uplift them.
If you’re intense, dedicated and energized, people around you are going to notice.
Here are the signs that you’re a powerful person who boosts others up and raises the temperature in the room.
15 signs you are a powerful person that other people can’t help but admire
1) You keep your word
One of the most important signs you are a powerful person that other people can’t help but admire is that you keep your word.
If you make a deal, you stick to it.
If you promise to help a friend, you do what you said.
It’s not that you’re perfect, it’s that you do your best to be consistent and follow through whenever possible.
That goes a long way, and other people definitely appreciate it!
2) You help others, but you’re not a sap
Another thing about truly powerful people is that they know the difference between helping out and being a doormat.
They are there for others whenever possible, but they never let people walk all over them or exploit them.
A powerful person never tries to “fix” someone or think they can control someone else’s life.
They just do what they can and offer a helping hand when possible.
Those around you notice that you’re helpful but not naive, and they respect the hell out of that.
3) You’ve found your purpose in life
One of the strongest signs you are a powerful person that other people can’t help but admire is that you’ve found your purpose in life.
This is something crucial that’s taught by the renowned Brazilian shaman Rudá Iandê who I mentioned earlier.
In a world of sleazy self-help gurus and “enlightened masters,” Rudá doesn’t claim to be anything of the sort.
Yes, he’s a real shaman who’s studied with indigenous tribes and works on a spiritual level. But he’s also very down to earth.
As Ideapod founder Justin Brown found out in a life-changing moment, once we find our purpose everything else begins to fall into place.
The hardships become fuel for the journey, the alienation we can so often feel becomes a chance to fulfill our special mission.
Our creativity gets unleashed as we truly embrace the power and potential we have to be our unique self.
Finding your purpose is not about trying to improve yourself.
In fact, trying to become a “better version of yourself” and similar tactics can actually be highly counterproductive and harmful.
As Justin Brown explains in this masterclass on the hidden trap of trying to improve yourself, there is a completely different way to change your life by finding your purpose.
If you’ve already found your purpose, other people definitely notice and admire that.
If you haven’t, you might as well get started today.
4) You can put off short-term pleasure for long-term gain
Powerful people love to win and get ahead in life, but they don’t jump at bright shiny things.
They put off short-term pleasure for long-term gain.
This includes in business, their personal life and their relations with others.
They don’t rush to buy all the latest gadgets when the prices are still high, or click yes on every pretty person they see on a dating app.
They think over what they do beforehand and put more of a time investment into what they care about.
They don’t throw their money, attention or energy around unless there’s a reason.
5) You communicate powerfully and persuasively
They say that actions speak louder than words, and I fully agree.
But words still matter, and communication can get you very, very far in this life.
That’s why genuinely powerful people know how to communicate in an impactful and convincing way.
You don’t just chit chat about nothing, and you mean what you say.
Powerful people also avoid self-sabotaging conversation habits, such as tacking on “I guess,” “I think,” “maybe,” and “uhh” frequently in their sentences.
6) Your relationships are fulfilling and reciprocal
Another of the top signs you are a powerful person that other people can’t help but admire is that your relationships are fulfilling and reciprocal.
You have the same frustrations and heartbreaks as the rest of us, but you don’t let them define you.
You don’t chase when you get rejected, and you’re never desperate for validation…
I certainly envy that, because in my case I haven’t yet reached that place of self-acceptance and inner strength.
If you’re similar to me, maybe you’ve dealt with similar frustration.
Have you ever asked yourself why love is so hard?
Why can’t it be how you imagined growing up? Or at least make some sense…
When you’re dealing with feeling a lack of power in your love life it’s easy to become frustrated and even feel helpless. You may even be tempted to throw in the towel and give up on love.
I want to suggest doing something different.
It’s something I learned from the world-renowned shaman Rudá Iandê. He taught me that the way to find love and intimacy is not what we have been culturally conditioned to believe.
In fact, many of us self-sabotage and trick ourselves for years, getting in the way of meeting a partner who can truly fulfill us.
As Rudá explains in this mind blowing free video, many of us chase love in a toxic way that ends up stabbing us in the back.
We get stuck in awful relationships or empty encounters, never really finding what we’re looking for and continuing to feel horrible about things like feeling disempowered in our relationships.
We fall in love with an ideal version of someone instead of the real person.
We try to “fix” our partners and end up destroying relationships.
We try to find someone who “completes” us, only to fall apart with them next to us and feel twice as bad.
Rudá’s teachings showed me a whole new perspective.
While watching, I felt like someone understood my struggles to find and nurture love for the first time – and finally offered an actual, practical solution to reclaiming your relationship power.
If you’re done with unsatisfying dating, empty hookups, frustrating relationships and having your hopes dashed over and over, then this is a message you need to hear.
I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
7) You take charge during a crisis
Have you ever been in a crisis? How did you react?
The two basic responses are fight or flight.
It’s not always that simple of course, but whether you’re dealing with a natural disaster, a big problem at work or a combat or violent scenario, a powerful person takes charge.
As a powerful person, you do not wait for someone else to take charge or see what’s popular.
You do what needs to be done.
For example, if you were hiking and someone in your party broke a leg, the powerful individual will do whatever he or she knows to bind up and temporarily stabilize the leg, comforting the afflicted.
If someone else has more medical knowledge you will defer to them and let expertise prevail.
8) You aren’t afraid to be vulnerable
Many traditional depictions of strength and power fall back on Stoicism.
This ancient Greek philosophy basically amounts to “grin and bear it.”
The Stoic takes the ups and downs of life with a stiff upper lip and doesn’t get overly high or low from life’s twists and turns.
As a truly powerful individual, however, you aren’t necessarily Stoic.
True, you are not a whiner, and you do not get drunk on the cheap wine of tragedy.
The victim mentality is far from your playbook.
However you also are not afraid to be vulnerable or admit when you’re having a tough time.
And this honesty really impresses others and helps them open up to you, too.
9) You’re brutally honest with others
Part of that honesty is that you also don’t hold back when telling others what you think.
You know how to be diplomatic, absolutely, but you’re far from a people pleaser.
If your partner asks you how they look in a certain dress or outfit, you tell them that another might suit them better or you tell them they look hot.
If you’re reviewing an employee as their boss or giving advice to a friend, you don’t hold back.
You’re more interested in the truth than in making someone feel a false buzz.
10) You’re brutally honest with yourself
Part of the radical honesty of a powerful person includes self-honesty.
You don’t shy away from your dark side, and you’re not fixated on the idea of yourself as a “good” person.
You’re a person, with all the drawbacks and pluses of that statement.
You strive to bring your best daily, but you fully accept when you fall short and you don’t hide from your faults.
Other people see that and they really admire it.
11) You know how to make money
Another trait of a powerful person is the ability to make money.
That doesn’t mean you’re necessarily loaded, but it means that you do your best to keep money flowing and be financially stable.
The truth is that our relationship with money matters a lot. And if you want to enjoy prosperity, it’s important to dig into your money mindset.
While financial health can draw many parasites to you who just want to get as much as they can, it can also attract a lot of positive and cooperative work relationships.
12) You take criticism constructively
If you’re a powerful person, you take almost nothing personally.
Even insults and attacks generally just make you see the weakness and desperation of the one coming after you.
You’re interested in being competent and confident, not in winning a war of words or getting back at someone.
You’re just not interested in arguing or chasing drama.
And that brings other people your way who appreciate the chill that you bring to each situation.
13) You’re confident, but not overconfident
One of the classic signs you are a powerful person that other people can’t help but admire is that you know the difference between confidence and overconfidence.
You carry yourself with pride and walk tall, but you avoid bragging and posturing.
You care about people’s opinion of you, but you never base your self-worth on it.
You are a confident and competent person who rarely overestimates his or her abilities.
This increases people’s trust and respect for you.
14) You avoid being impulsive
Along with putting off short term pleasure in most cases, the truly powerful person has tamed their impulsive nature.
You know how to have fun and live life, but you don’t just suddenly jump off a roof for fun at a party or sleep with someone because you’re drunk.
You may have made mistakes in the past, but now you think twice.
You’re not impulsive and you do things for a reason.
In our wild world, that alone sets you apart from a big bulk of the crowd and draws the attention and admiration of others towards you.
15) You take responsibility
Among the most important signs you are a powerful person that other people can’t help but admire is that you take responsibility.
You don’t shy away and try to make excuses for your actions or a tough situation.
You step up and deal with it.
In a world of brats, you’re a real woman. In a world of boys, you’re a real man.
This shows, and other people can’t help but stand back in awe.
What is real power?
Real power isn’t being a superhero or a larger-than-life person.
Real power is first and foremost the ability to have power over yourself, and to then extend that to your relations with others.
Real power is accepting what we can’t control and maximizing those proactive aspects we can control.
As the above list demonstrates, the kind of powerful person that others truly admire is wise, strong and brave.
We could certainly use more of these people in the world today, so if that’s you, thanks for being you.