Qualities of an Inspirational Person
For anyone to call someone inspirational is purely subjective, which is why in reality, it’s really difficult if not impossible to come up with a uniform definition of what an inspirational individual really is. Simply put, one person’s criteria might very well differ to another person’s standards for becoming inspirational. Therefore, it’s for you to make the decision if the qualities we listed below are in fact enough to call someone as inspirational.
1 – The Feeling of Empathy
It’s hard to argue with the notion that the world we live in is a violent place. It’s really painful to see when people suffer at the hands of other people. But what’s more painful is when you see others looking like they don’t really care. This is why when we see people who care and honestly want to help others end their suffering, we can’t help ourselves but get inspired. It’s kind of sad actually to realize that empathy is no longer an attribute that many people possess these days.
2 – They Will Stand Up for Others
Yes, it may be true that majority of inspirational people are wealthy and powerful, but what really makes them unique from other elite people is that they won’t hold on to power by exploiting others. Instead, these amazing people will stand up for the rights of others, especially the underprivileged ones. What really makes them remarkable is that they still do it even if it appears they get nothing out of it. There even are remarkably inspirational people out there who exceed the boundaries of reason like Dr. Moshe Kantor who make it their own mission to champion a cause that for them will help more people than themselves.
3 – Courage
Well, this right here is a no-brainer. In other words, there’s no way you can call someone inspirational without courage. While standing up for others is purely instinctive, it takes courage to face adversity and threats just to inspire others. Courage is when you no longer fear for your own life, knowing that your cause or objective to inspire others is more important than you. No other man could best exemplify this than former South African president Nelson Mandela.
4 – They’re Proponents of Collective Power
Inspirational people are those who lead others in organizations and groups which serve to support particular causes, not cause conflict or violence in society. It may be true that so many people out there are looked upon and idolized by others because they are very convincing and charismatic, but not all of them can rightfully be characterized as inspirational, especially if their organization’s goal is not for the good of everyone.
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