Have you ever noticed how some people seem to have a certain feel-good energy to them?
I’m talking about the people whose mere presence can brighten up the gloomiest of days, leaving us feeling uplifted and inspired.
In this article, we’re gonna take a look at 11 traits of these good-vibe spreaders to see what makes them so special and learn how we too can spread some joy and positivity.
Now, off we go:
1) They’re optimists
One of the reasons you feel so good in their presence is because they’re optimists.
They’re the sort of people who always see the glass as being half-full, not half-empty.
What that means is that no matter how bad what happened yesterday was or how bad things are today, they believe that things will get better.
They try not to let the bad stuff get to them.
Instead, they look for the silver lining in every bad situation because tomorrow is a new day and you never know what it can bring.
Trust me, such optimism can be infectious!
2) They’re open-minded
So, what does being open-minded have to do with spreading good vibes?
Well, for starters, open-minded people spread good vibes because they’re non-judgemental and accept diversity.
That means that no matter where you come from, what you believe, or what your background is, they’ll be interested in your opinions and make you feel included.
But that’s not all!
Open-minded people are usually a lot of fun. They’re the adventurous type and always ready to try something new.
You’ll seldom hear them say, “No, that’s not for me” or “I don’t think I’d like that”. On the contrary, you’re likely to hear them say, “Sure, I’ll give it a try.”
In other words, they make others feel like anything is possible.
3) They’re grateful to be alive
People who practice gratitude have a positive energy that most people feel in their presence.
Unlike some people who only think about the bad stuff in their lives (like some people I know), grateful people like to look at the big picture and count their blessings.
Bad things happen all the time:
- People get dumped
- They lose their jobs
- They get sick
- They go broke
- They get into fights
- They get robbed
The list goes on and on…
But people who spread good vibes don’t like to dwell on the negative.
That doesn’t mean they don’t feel anything. Of course, they hurt and feel bad like anyone else.
But here’s the thing, they’ll always find something to be grateful for.
For example, after a break-up they’ll think, “Even though things weren’t so great toward the end, I’ll always be grateful for the good times we shared.”
And it’s that “Grateful to be alive” attitude that makes others feel good in their presence and gives them hope.
4) They don’t take themselves too seriously
Think back to your school days, which teacher’s class did you enjoy more – the serious teacher who was obsessed with rules and being addressed properly or the relaxed teacher who made learning fun?
People who don’t take themselves seriously know that they’re a work in progress. They’re not stuck up or think they’re better than everyone else.
And the fact that they can laugh at themselves makes them approachable and relatable.
People feel comfortable around them.
5) They live life to the fullest
“You only live once” and nobody knows that better than spreaders of good vibes.
They’re the kind of people who always say “yes” to new experiences and adventures.
They follow their passions, embrace new experiences, nurture relationships, prioritize their well-being, and find joy in everyday moments.
That kind of attitude radiates positive energy and inspires those in their presence.
6) They go with the flow
Another reason you may feel good vibes in someone’s company is because they’re super chill and just go with the flow.
I mean, when someone is so set on having things a certain way, they can get pretty upset when that doesn’t happen. They’re not flexible and don’t know how to adapt to changing circumstances.
Being around such people can be stressful and challenging, to say the least.
That’s why it feels so good to be around someone who knows that nothing is set in stone.
When something doesn’t go according to plan they don’t freak out.
Instead, they make a new plan and see where life takes them. That makes others feel hopeful. Like, no matter what, you’ll always be okay.
7) They’re authentic
I don’t know about you but fake and pretentious people make me feel uncomfortable.
They’re all about appearances and I can’t help but wonder what’s really going on in their minds.
Who are they really?
That’s why authentic people make me feel good.
They’re not afraid to be themselves and follow their own paths, even when that’s not the popular choice.
They make others feel like they shouldn’t have to hide who they are or conform to other people’s expectations.
They make it okay to just be yourself.
8) They have a sense of humor
They weren’t kidding when they said that laughter was the best medicine.
Being around someone who has a great sense of humor makes all the difference. It changes the vibes in the room.
Just think about going through any difficult or even sad situation, who would you rather have in your corner:
- Someone grim who somehow manages to make things seem even worse, or
- Someone positive with a sense of humor who manages to put a smile on your face and make you feel hopeful?
9) They’re kind and empathetic
Another essential trait of people who spread good vibes is empathy.
It’s a quality that goes beyond just understanding other people’s feelings; it involves genuinely feeling and connecting with their emotions.
Empathetic people have a way of making others feel seen and understood which can make all the difference to them. After all, the world can be a pretty lonely place.
10) They make you feel accepted
And because of their empathetic nature, people who spread good vibes know that the world can be a cruel place for anyone who is different.
That’s why they make sure to be open, kind, and accepting of everyone, irrespective of their background, beliefs, faith, race, or sex.
11) They’re generous
Finally, I have to mention the giving and generous nature of people who spread good vibes.
They don’t give material possessions much importance because, to them, it’s human connections that matter most.
- They’re happy to pay for dinner or pick up the tab.
- They’ll babysit for their friends so they can have a night out.
- They volunteer at a homeless shelter.
Basically, if you need something that they can offer, there’s nothing that makes them happier.
And the best part?
They don’t expect anything in return.