Interesting people aren’t born, they are made. Do you want to become an interesting person? It sure is possible. Let’s start with a quick checklist.
Do you have a hobby? Have you found that one thing that you are most passionate about? Is there a topic that you can talk about for hours on end? Can you quote specific scenes from your favorite movies? What about dancing? Singing? The list goes on.
Did you answer yes to one of these? Congratulations, you are interesting!
The truth is, if you spend enough time with someone, you’ll find out that there’s an interesting side in them. But interesting people aren’t made equal. Some are simply superior than others, and I’m assuming that’s the kind of person you’d want to become. A multi-faceted individual.
Interesting people are interested people
This is a rule. You cannot become an interesting person if you are not interested in things. You have probably met someone and they just dazzled you with their brilliance. They can seem to talk about anything in a manner that would captivate everyone even if the topic is their dead toenail.
Interesting people are a combination of many things. They dip their hands into several arts and hobbies. They don’t let themselves grow roots in an art, they move on to different areas once the fervor expires.
Interesting people are not only interested about interesting things, they also stick their heads into the mundane to find out whether there’s salvation for it or not.
Watch all sorts of movies, from romance to horror. Read all kinds of books from teenage werewolf/vampire (or whatever is currently hot) to the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (I can’t recommend this enough).
And do it with one goal in mind: to have fun.
Interesting people are curious about everything
They love to tinker around things. Give them a toy robot and they will break it down to pieces, study how it works, and build it again (or not) once they learn everything there is to learn about its processes. The same goes for movies and TV series, they would form hypotheses on just about anything and it doesn’t matter to them if they end up 100% incorrect.
And when I said everything, it involves people. They love to hear other people’s stories. Here’s the bomb: they have very little interest on talking about themselves. They just want to make people tell them things, because to them everyone is interesting!
Want to be more interesting? Start by asking the right questions and learn about basic human psychology and social etiquette.
Most of all, interesting people love the 3 versions of themselves more than anything else.