11 Ways to Be a More Fun Person to Be Around

Jordan Mendiola

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You probably clicked on this article because you may feel like you’re not having fun. Or it could be the fact that you don’t get invited out and are wondering why.

Odds are, you’re an awesome individual who is missing a few social cues or subtle behaviors that make you a more pleasant person to be around.

I don’t think anyone needs to change who they are, but if they are seeking self-improvement, then good on them.

Here are 13 ways to be a more fun person to be around.

1. You Help Make Plans

Making plans can be an exhausting process, especially the bigger the group is. When people invite you out, it takes work, planning, and selectiveness to make sure everyone has a good time.

If your friends are the ones always coming up with ideas, and you don’t contribute, then they might get annoyed or feel like you aren’t bringing anything new to the table. Making plans will show that you are a fun person and can help organize future plans.

2. You’re Always Punctual

One of the biggest pet peeves of mine is being on time. That could be due to my military background, but I don’t like when people play with my time.

If you say you’re going to meet at 7, you should aim to arrive by 6:50,655, or right on time. We are busy people. We have responsibilities. We can’t be waiting around. When everyone’s on time, everyone’s happy.

3. You Follow Through With What You Say

There’s always that one friend who makes a lot of promises or emphasizes something that doesn’t end up happening at all.

If you say you’re going to bring XYZ to the outing and you don’t, then you’ll fall through on your part. Avoid making unfulfilled promises and you won’t create high expectations that don’t come to fruition.

4. You Share Personal Things and Aren’t Afraid to Be Vulnerable

People love hearing stories. Storytelling is one of the most captivating ways to win people over and build a trusting bond with you. Being in the Army, I’ve opened up about very personal matters to the ones I trust.

Without vulnerability, people won’t ever know the “real” side of you. The things that take an extra second to share are attention-grabbing. The more everyone opens up, the deeper your connection will be.

5. You Are an Interesting Person

When friends ask you, “how was your week?” and you respond, “nothing much, just the same old same old”, it’s a dry conversation.

I’m not saying you need to climb Mount Everest to be an interesting person, but it’s attractive when you have your own hobbies and interests.

Having at least one interesting thing to share shows that you’re working towards something or keeping yourself occupied.

6. You Are a Good Listener

No one likes it when another person overpowers everyone else in the conversation. Make sure everyone in your group is heard and that you give your full attention to whoever is speaking.

A good listener stays quiet, asks questions, builds on the conversation, and keeps it going.

7. You Have a Good Sense of Humor

Who doesn’t love being around someone who’s funny? People who can make others laugh without being offensive or rude are awesome. You should never try to be funny at someone else’s expense.

Laughter is the best medicine. The more of it there is, the happier everyone is and the closer you become.

8. You Don’t Take Things too Personal All The Time

People you are closest with will eventually poke fun at you. It’s because they’re comfortable with you. There are times when you need to speak up when they cross your boundaries, but if everything they say offends you, it can be a bit of a party pooper.

We all want to be ourselves and express ourselves as naturally as possible. If someone tries to roast you, make it a game. Roast them back. Don’t be passive-aggressive or attack them, just dish it right back in a fun, lighthearted manner.

9. You Truly Care

If you only care about yourself, people are going to sniff it out. When you ask questions, follow up on their personal lives, and show that you care, the bond tightens.

People want to feel special or important too. If they feel cared for, loved, and cherished, they will be more inclined to spend time with you.

10. You Bring Good Vibes and Hardly Ever Start Drama

Life gets stressful. We all need to unwind. Who do you reach out to when you want to have fun or need a friend? They probably bring good vibes and keep drama to a minimum.

People don’t have time or patience to deal with B.S. 24/7. That’s what leads to many friendships or relationships coming to an end. Arguing is necessary at times, but unnecessary drama can stay in high school.

11. You Aren’t Afraid to Try New Things

Have you never gone camping but are down to go anyways? Cool.

Are you afraid of heights, but decide to go rock climbing anyways? Awesome.

There are so many things that people love saying “no” to. When you find a group of people who are willing to try new things, you have something special. The ability to seek discomfort is very attractive and admirable.

Final Thought

You can be a fun person to be around with the right mindset and a positive attitude. Everyone craves connection and happiness.

Go out there and be willing to meet new people. You never know what awaits you on the other side.

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Creative entrepreneur, U.S. Army Engineer, and dedicated runner. Committed to sharing ideas that lead to more fulfillment in all areas of life. Email: mendiola1829@gmail.com

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