There are few things we’d all like to be described as more than having a warm personality! For me, that feels like hugs, sympathy, family, and warm cookies and milk after a long hard day.

Our journeys to self-improvement evolve over the years, and there is never a bad time to think about our character, values, and what it means to be the kind of person your friends and loved ones know they can always count on in a crisis.

Here we’ll run through some of the most beautiful traits of a person with a warm personality and how we can apply some of those qualities to bring real value to our relationships.

Ten Qualities of People with a Warm Personality

Being emotionally warm has all sorts of different connotations and perhaps doesn’t feel like the same thing to other people.

Generally speaking, when we say a person is warm, we mean that they make us feel comforted, relaxed, cared for, and supported. These traits feel effortless and uncompromising – there isn’t anything expected in return, and unconditional love is there for the taking whether we’re in the right or not.

Let’s think about what warmth means in real-world experiences:

1. They love little people and animals

Warm people are kind, through and through. This type of person is drawn to the small, the innocent, and the vulnerable. They envelop them in a caring embrace to protect them from the world.

2. Generosity

They don’t hesitate to help, extend a hand, or offer advice and support whenever they think it is needed. They expect nothing in return but want to spread happiness and love.

3. They care about the common good

Environmental awareness, care, and concern for the planet, for the future of our children, and for the impact they can have each day through positive actions for the good of the many.

4. Humility

They can laugh at themselves, by themselves, or at difficult situations. Where there is humor and a life lesson to be learned, they won’t shy away from experiencing it and finding joy even in darkness.

5. They offer friendship without judgment

Warm personalities are there to care and to nourish, to enrich the lives of the people they touch. You won’t find judgment, jealousy, or criticism here, but a zero judgment place to be precisely the person you are.

6. Inclusivity

Everybody is welcome, without limits. Even those folks who are hard to get along with and thrive on negativity will discover that a warm person won’t take offense easily and will try to see the good behind the barricade.

7. You can rely on them, always

In good times and bad, whether you’ve wronged someone or been wronged, a warm personality is there. If you’re hurting, they’ll sit through it with you and work on future plans. If you made somebody else hurt, they’ll help you find a way to repair the damage, even if it means being more vulnerable than ever.

8. Safe harbor, in any storm

Warm, cozy, caring people embody the kindness we all want to see in the world. They can be fierce, protective, and a person not to be reckoned with when protecting their charges. So don’t assume that a warm personality isn’t the soft outer layer on a heart of steel!

9. You will always be invited

Friends of people with warm personalities won’t get shut out because they aren’t in that social circle, they won’t feel excluded, and they’ll always be made to feel welcome and wanted.

10. Maturity and a sense of self-worth

It’s easy to mistake a warm personality for naivety or gentleness that is too good for this world, but the opposite is true.

Warm people have often fought their own battles, emerged stronger and more self-aware, and bring grit and grace to the challenges that face them. They can take the tough stuff on the chin and overcome the highest obstacles with a belief in the good that endures.

It’s fair to say that a warm personality is a gold standard of what it means to be a graceful, kind, and all-around great person. So let’s think about what we can do to portray more of these invaluable qualities in our own lives!

How to Be a Warmer Person?

Life can be tough, cold, and hard. It’s comfortable to slip into a fortress where we never have to be vulnerable, feel exposed, or offer friendship to someone that has hurt us.

Still, if we can all find a little warmth to brighten the way, the world gradually becomes a safer and kinder place to live, one person at a time.

If you’d like to have more of a warm personality, there are a few great ways to start working on yourself:

1. Listen

Each person is the center of their universe, and our own problems and concerns can be all-enveloping. If you can stop, listen, and take in the stories somebody else has to tell you, you instantly become warmer and easier to talk to.

2. Confidence

Easier said than done, but it takes a special kind of strength to be generous with your emotional space. Self-worth is not the same thing as arrogance.

If you can make peace with the value you bring and the life experience you have to offer, you can instantly come at a challenge with a degree of separation and maturity that will work wonders for the people who need you.

3. Grace

That indescribable quality that we all aspire to. Grace means being open, giving, and conscious of the impact of your actions without scrutinizing or overanalyzing every step you take.

By working on these three exceptional qualities, we can all work towards having a warmer personality and being the kind of friend we’d like to have when we need them most.

References:

  1. https://www.psychologytoday.com
  2. https://www.nber.org
Lauren Edwards-Fowle, M.Sc., B.Sc.

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