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The 5 Traits

Of Terrific People

by Sierra Silverspoon

The terrific/interesting person is usually a great listener who responds with verbal sounds that indicate him/her are good listeners-in other words, they’re attentive to what’s being said.  These people ask questions that reveal a sincere interest rather than a selfish curiosity.

They seldom talk on and on about what is happening in their lives.  They speak earnestly about what they feel and think and convey a concern for the other person and what’s going on with them.

Popular people have the good sense to end a conversation when it is no longer stimulating or interesting.  That’s why chit-chat and gossip are such popular sports.  Most times, people have run out of things to talk about when small talk becomes entertainment. Here are 5 traits easily spotted on terrific people that we could all adopt.

They Consider Their Words: Don’t bore anyone with all the details of your life. Only tell the interesting things.

They Don’t Name Drop: Don’t use the names of other people as scapegoats for what you really feel.  Say what you feel or think boldly and give yourself credit for it.

They Engage Others: Tune into the interests, likes, and dislikes of others.  Share theories, stories, thoughts and ideas as it relates to problem solving, advice or humor. Everybody enjoys being around those who add fun and humor to the environment. Don’t be a yes person.  No one is really impressed with a person who agrees with everything said.  If you have an opinion and it’s requested… state it.  If you think someone is proposing to do something dumb, tell them. 

They Are Fearless: Don’t wait until it’s over and say, “I started to say something but…”  Remember, the phone of the person with guts is always ringing.

They Are The Go-To Person: Do be a source of smarts, commonsense, affection, and truth.  Ironically, though it does not appear to always be appreciated, truth is a preferred ingredient in any relationship, if given compassionately.

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