Here are some characteristics you may want to focus more on projecting so that others will find you more engaging:
1. Demonstrate passion. “Interesting people don’t just have interests; they have passions, and they devote themselves completely to them,” Bradberry writes.
2. Try new things. They’re brave enough to step out and try new things. “The very act of seeking new experiences also happens to be great for your mood, and people who are happy are magnetic and far more interesting to be around than downers,” Bradberry notes.
3. Embrace quirks. Don’t hide behind a persona that isn’t you. Others will find you more intriguing because of your quirks. For example, billionaire Warren Buffett has never fit the high-rolling lifestyle and prefers to continue to live in a modest home he purchased in 1958 for $31,500, despite his wealth since.
4. Be always learning. Have curiosity to learn more. “Despite his intelligence and accomplishments, Albert Einstein kept a sense of wonder throughout his life that made him continue to ask questions about the world,” Bradberry writes. “Like Einstein, interesting people are in a constant state of wonder.”
Source: “7 Habits of Extra Interesting People,” Forbes.com (Jan. 19, 2017)