Qualities of an Inspirational Person
It’s true that there’s no exact definition of an inspirational individual, because the characterization in itself is quite subjective. What we’re saying is one person’s standards to become inspirational will most likely differ to another individual’s criteria. So, in this article, we’ll let you decide if these qualities are enough to call someone as an inspirational individual.
1 – Empathy for Others
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 if you meet someone who goes the extra mile to care, it’s kind of inspiring. Empathy is no longer a common human attribute these days.
2 – Inspirational People 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, they become an inspiration to the underprivileged by simply standing up for their rights. 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 – All It Takes For Them is Courage
Well, this right here is a no-brainer. Simply put, it’s difficult to call someone inspirational if he or she does not possess 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. One of the most prominent examples is South African hero and former president Nelson Mandela.
4 – They’re Proponents of Collective Power
It’s not rare to see inspirational people leading groups and organizations, not to disrupt society but to inspire others to support a particular cause. While there are so many people who appear to inspire others by leading groups and organizations, some of them don’t deserve to be called inspirational because of the cause or reason for the establishment of their group or organization, which can either cause chaos or lead to the spread of negative information.