We have so much mental, social, and emotional pressure in our day-to-day lives because nowadays it seems that everything depends on our interaction and connection with other individuals from going to work to going to the grocery store.
Therefore, in order for us to have positive interactions with people, we must tone and shape our character first. Like we tone our bodies and build muscles at the gym, it is possible to build our character and become more genuine individuals.
Here are 8 ways to do just that.
1. DON’T FORCE PEOPLE TO LIKE YOU
The truth is, not everyone will like and respect you. No matter how much you try to be a good person to everyone, there will always be someone who won’t appreciate your goodness. Still, respect everyone and their decisions. Don’t force others to like you. Accept the fact that every person is different and has a different vision of the world.
2. KEEP YOUR COMMITMENTS
Of course, sometimes life does happen, and you won’t be able to keep some of your commitments. However, you should always inform the other party of the situation and then make it up to them. A truly genuine person is a person with integrity. A person who cares and holds themselves to their promises.
3. TREAT EVERY PERSON WITH RESPECT
Always treat everyone with the utmost respect regardless of their social or economical background. Don’t be nice only to the people who can give you something. Be nice and genuine to every person you meet.
4. HELP OTHERS
By volunteering and doing more humanitarian work you will shape yourself into an empathic and caring human being. By helping others, you will make a positive change and an impact in society and that is a trait that only the greatest mind possesses. When you make someone’s life better, your life will become better in result.
5. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY
We all make mistakes. However, a genuine person owns up to their mistakes. Don’t blame others for your mistakes. Be responsible for your life and your decisions and never intentionally do something that will negatively affect another human being.
6. DON’T DO THINGS FOR RECOGNITION
Work hard, but not let yourself be motivated by other people’s recognition of it. Don’t strive to get attention and approval. Follow only your heart and you will find happiness and motivation for everything.
7. HAVE INTEGRITY AND MORALS
You must know your boundaries and have a clear perception of what is right and what is wrong. You should never compromise yourself and your character. If everyone agrees to do something unethical, then you should not feel bad to exclude yourself because your morals and integrity are precious.
8. SAY WHAT YOU MEAN AND MEAN WHAT YOU SAY
Don’t lie to people. Don’t give them false compliments. Don’t flatter them. Stay true to your words and to yourself. And be kind, always.