This life can be difficult at times. We’re faced with various challenges that test even the strongest among us. As such, the ability to ease up and laugh once in a while is an important attribute. This laughter can be directed towards others or ourselves, as long as there are good intentions behind such actions. Needless to say, a sense of humor is incredibly attractive – both in friends and potential mates. Who wants to be around a stiff all the time?
Most of us appreciate the passion that others embody. Passion breeds purpose, which in turn breeds direction and enthusiasm. To say that life is nothing without a passionate outlook is not an overstatement – we all need something to live for, even struggle for.
Passion is attractive because it’s often selfless. We can navigate the turbulence of life when we deeply believe in a purpose – be it friends, family, love, work or something else.
Decisiveness is attractive because it shows a sense of direction. This attribute is perhaps most attractive in a potential mate, as the ability to make a difficult decision is something that will ultimately come about. Rashness, on the other hand, is not attractive. Rational decisiveness is an attractive and increasingly uncommon trait to find in someone else.
We strive to be around people that are kind towards others.
For many of us, not only is it an attraction, but a requirement.
This means being kind to strangers and friends alike. Showing empathy and displaying random acts of kindness is what it means to be a good human being.
Closed-mindedness is a sign of ignorance – something that most of us detest. Why do many of us think of politics and organized religion as emotionally draining? Among many reasons is the division created between groups of people. An open mind can resolve many of these divisions, if only we’d be willing to more widely examine the notion as a society.
This can be a difficult one in practice. Most (all?) of us have insecurities, but some are able to focus on the things that make them a good person. Further, we want to be around people that have confidence in themselves, as they’re often able to make even the most insecure person comfortable. Confidence is not only attractive, it’s contagious.
Many of the world’s problems today can be attributed to one thing: the inability to accept people for who they are. How many conflicts are going on right nowbecause of the unwillingness of one group of people to simply accept another group? Needless to say, those that are accepting to others have a tendency to attract those of the same ilk. When someone is accepting of others, they’re more likely to display love towards others.