Do you have a friend or family member who always make you smile, just because they seem to be in a good mood? Or, maybe you can’t put your finger on it, but they always just seem to ‘radiate’ positive energy? Maybe you have even been walking down the street and you have noticed someone’s positive vibes, which caused you to take a second glance. Maybe your barista at the cafe this morning really kicked your day off on the right foot because she had some kind of happy glow surrounding her. More often than not, we shrug these types of people off after a few moments, and go about our days. But in those moments, not only can we feel better about ourselves, thanks to the positive vibes that were given to us, but we can reflect on how nice it must be to be someone like that. As humans, we naturally gravitate toward positive people, and there is no big mystery as to why – let’s check out 10 irresistible traits of people with positive vibes.
1. They Find The Best In Everyone
It can be really easy to complain about people – all of the time. Whether it is an annoying co-worker, a friend dragging you down with drama, a significant other, or even someone you may have just met that you were quick to judge. People with a more positive energy tend to search for the best in people, no matter what, giving them the benefit of the doubt, and focusing on their good traits, instead of picking them apart as a person.
2. They Wake Up Excited, And Make Each Day Fun
No, people with positive vibes don’t live in some kind of fantasy world, even though this trait may make it seem like that. But, they do tend to wake up every morning excited to start the day, and with a genuine curiosity of what fun things the day will bring. On top of it, they make the choice to actually have fun, whenever, and wherever they can. Even if it’s five minutes of something new and exciting here and there, those moments add up to a happy, positive life.
3. They Treat Themselves Well
This means on the inside, and the outside. Positive people are not self-loathing people, and they often take the time to really focus on themselves, however they can. Whether that means a trip to the gym, yoga, meditation, self-help, etc. Being your best self, and learning everything you can about your own personality and most inner thoughts can be extremely helpful when it comes to boosting yourself up, and really treating yourself correctly. In a society where it is so easy to be phased by stereotypes and gender norms, positive people instead focus on themselves, and what makes them the most happy, so they can spread that joy to others, which brings us to our next trait…
4. They Intentionally Try To Promote Happiness
Positive people tend to want other people to be as happy as they are, or even happier. For that reason, most positive people will go out of their way to share a smile, do a favor, or just try to brighten up someone’s day. The hope is usually that the kindness and happiness will continue to grow, like a snowball effect. Positive people don’t usually like to see someone down, so they will do whatever they can to turn a less-than-perfect day around for someone; even a complete stranger.
5. They Let Things Happen
We live in a world where we sometimes feel like we have to be in control of everything. That doesn’t necessarily make us a bunch of ‘control freaks,’ but we do like to take charge of our own lives. Unfortunately, when we put those burdens on our shoulders, we are really just stressing ourselves out. Positive people tend to take life as it comes, and they let things happen that are meant to happen, without too much over-thinking or excessive planning. This is definitely a skill that can be harder for some people more than others, but the old saying of life handing you lemons definitely rings true for positive people, who would most definitely add a little sugar and make some incredible lemonade.
6. They Avoid Complaining
Positive people run into problems in their lives just like everyone else. But complaining about those problems can sometimes make them feel worse, and the longer we stew on them, the more upset we get. Trying to let them go by not complaining can make them seem smaller, and you may forget about it faster.
7. They Forgive Easily
There is no use in holding a grudge, and positive people know that. This falls into a similar category of finding the best in everyone. If a positive person ends up getting burned in a relationship, by a friend, etc., they are more willing to forgive, repair the relationship, and move on with their lives, instead of sitting on a lot of drama that can tend to make the situation even worse, and destroy the relationship altogether. More often than not, a little forgiveness goes a long way when it comes to mending people’s relationships.
8. They Build Up Everyone
Just as they take care of themselves, positive people want to take care of other people. Aside from spreading happiness however they can, they want everyone else to feel good about themselves, too. We can be pretty harsh on ourselves as a whole, whether we complain about our looks, our job performances, our talents, etc. Positive people will take the negative traits you see about yourself, and flip them around into ways you may not have seen yourself before in order to build up your happiness and confidence.
9. They Accept Their Own Mistakes
While many people can be stubborn, and have a hard time saying ‘sorry,’ positive people will usually readily admit when they’ve made a mistake, and have no problem apologizing for it. This allows them to move on with their lives quicker, and allows whoever they burned in the process the opportunity to forgive and forget as well. Not every situation has to be a long, drawn out, painful process for everyone involved, and positive people know that a quick, sincere apology can really work wonders.
10. They Live Life To The Fullest
Every single day, positive people wake up with the underlying energy to make every day the best that it can possibly be, adding up to a lifetime of living your best, and not settling for anything mundane.
People with positive vibes are irresistible for plenty of reasons. The good news? They are so eager and willing to spread those vibes, spread that happiness, and build up those around them to feel the positivity as well. Maybe, if we were all a bit more open, those positive vibes could blossom in all of us. Think about how peaceful, happy, and strong our world would be if we were all able to live with even a handful of these traits in each and every one of us. Don’t be afraid to be positive!
50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions
What are existential questions?
Existential questions are usually deep, philosophical questions that question just that — our very existence.
They can be great conversation starters and they can also sometimes make for a passionate discussion. The following existential questions can be a great way to get to know someone better and perhaps even learn new things about yourself.
The word existential comes from the Latin word “existentia”, which means to exist. Existential questions challenge our way of thinking, our beliefs and our perspective.
Is there a right or wrong answer to an existential question? Perhaps not, as each question usually just asks more questions.
I have put together the following list of thought provoking existential questions so that you can perhaps start an internal conversation with yourself or start an interesting debate with your friends.
50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions
1. Are there limits to human creativity?
2. What makes something beautiful?
3. How do we know if we’re doing the right thing?
4. Who am I?
5. What is one thing that every human should get to experience in their life?
6. Do you believe in a power greater than humanity?
7. Are we given enough time?
8. Is privacy a right?
9. What is the best way for a person to attain happiness?
10. Are we alone in the universe?
11. What is love?
12. How would you define genius?
13. What do you think your purpose is?
14. If babies are considered innocent, when do people cease to be innocent?
15. Is it better to expand your knowledge or to deepen it?
16. Why do you think we are here?
17. How important is ‘play’ in living a healthy and fulfilling life?
18. Do you have a right to be happy, or should you earn it?
19. What happens when I die?
20. What worries me the most about the future?
21. What is a person? Is it the mind, or the body?
22. Would the world be a better place if all leaders were women? If you answered yes, why?
23. What activity have I done that has made me feel the most alive?
24. Does truth exist without evidence?
25. If I had to instill one piece of advice in a newborn baby’s mind, what advice would I give?
26. Does a person have a soul? If so, where is it?
27. Is intelligence or wisdom more useful?
28. Is it more important to love or be loved?
29. What would make the world a better place?
30. How should we measure our lives? In years? In moments? In accomplishments? Something else?
31. What is the difference between living and simply existing?
32. If you died today, would you be satisfied with the life you’ve lived?
33. What advice would you tell your younger self?
34. Which is worse: failing or never trying?
35. Is a minimum wage a good idea? What about a maximum wage?
36. What is the most important goal every person should have?
37. Can anything ever really be considered ‘true’ or is everything subjective?
38. Is the world a better place with humans in it?
39. If extra-terrestrial life was discovered, how do you think humanity would react?
40. Is happiness just a mixture of chemicals circulating through our bodies?
41. Where do you think we go when we die?
42. Have I done anything lately worth remembering?
43. Can you ever have full control over your own life?
44. How do you know that you are not dreaming right now?
45. Is one lifetime enough?
46. What matters most in my life?
47. Is a person ever truly evil? If so, are they born that way?
48. What is the meaning of life?
49. Is humanity going in the right or wrong direction?
50. What does it mean to live a good life?
I hope that you enjoyed these thought provoking existential questions. I hope that they perhaps made you think about your beliefs, yourself and the world around you (the bigger picture). If you discuss these questions with a friend, remember, there is probably no right and wrong answers, usually just a matter of opinion.
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