Have you ever met someone who just lights up the room by walking in?
Dynamic people have a way of gaining attention without seeking it.
They are ahead of trends, forward thinkers, and just all-around exuberant people.
These people reflect a “joie de vivre” that seems effortless and natural, making us wonder how some of it can rub off on us.
Whether you find their dynamism compelling or annoying, there’s something to learn from dynamic people and how they approach life.
What Is a Dynamic Person?
Dynamic people have a glow about them that feels almost magnetic – like they have a gravity field drawing in positivity and opportunities.
They don’t give up, avoid gossip, and have a self-awareness that breeds confidence with every step.
Dynamic: (of a person) positive in attitude and full of energy and new ideas. – Oxford Dictionary
There are three areas where you find dynamic personality traits:
- Mental: Dynamic people see opportunities, not challenges. They turn obstacles into lessons. They don’t feed off of the approval of others, being aware enough of their true self to keep negativity from getting to them.
- Emotional: What does it mean to be dynamic when it comes to emotions? Dynamic people feel emotions but have learned to control them and express them only when appropriate. They also make emotional nurturing a part of their self-care.
- Physical: Not all dynamic people are supermodels or Ken dolls, but they are confident in their appearance – flaws and all. They see their unique traits where others might see flaws. They fearlessly and unapologetically own who they are.
The Pros and Cons of Being Dynamic
The root of the word “dynamic” comes from power and force. Not all power and force are good. Being passive-aggressive is a way of being dynamic; it’s just a negative one.
It comes down to how you use those within your control. Let’s weigh the pros and cons of dynamic personality traits.
- Energy: This person is always full of energy they express through ideas, solutions, and problem-solving. It makes them great people to tackle challenges without getting dragged into a mental crisis.
- Happy: It might be the end of a long week, but the dynamic person is still all smiles and congenial. Their natural optimism is contagious, drawing people to them.
- Influence: The power of this optimism can’t be understated. Negativity can flourish too easily, but one person with dynamic personality traits can change the outlook of others.
- Possible Insincerity: Some people might appear to be dynamic but are actually just putting on a show. They are dynamic one minute and give a deadly stare the next. Others have negative power traits, like sarcasm, indifference, or condescension.
- Pressure: A person who exhibits dynamism might feel pressured to be “on.” It’s especially hard for people who are extroverted introverts. Everyone needs time to recharge, but dynamic people don’t always feel they can just chill.
- Intimidation: It’s easy to get intimidated by someone who seems to have it all together, which can breed contempt or insecurity in others around them.
15 Dynamite Qualities Of A Dynamic Personality
Let’s dig a little deeper into the qualities of a dynamic person and see how many on this list you can check off or work on to bring more positive dynamism into your life.
1. Be Inquisitive
One of the keys to being dynamic is always exploring the world around you. It just comes naturally to many people, but you can also learn it.
They want to know about you and your company and insist you share a picture of your beloved dog. They’ll watch as you scroll through each one, making you feel special and heard.
2. Be Interesting
This ties into being inquisitive because dynamic people don’t just learn about things; they try new things out.
Axe throwing? They’ve done it. The Metaverse? They can explain it in simple terms and make you understand how you fit into it.
They are versed in top political and community concerns and always have an opinion expressed but not forced upon others. You can even be more interesting by spending 30 minutes reading newspapers or magazines a day.
3. Be Adventurous
You’ll be more interesting when you explore things outside your comfort zone. You’ll learn more about yourself in the process. It doesn’t mean dynamic people all scale Mount Everest, but they might take rock climbing classes for starters.
How do you know if you like or dislike something until you try it? Dynamic people say “Yes” when others say “No” to new opportunities for growth. What’s one new thing you can try this week?
4. They Listen
These are the people who make you feel like the only person in a crowded room when you’re conversing with them. Everything you say is absorbed, and feedback is given beyond “That’s cool.”
You get full attention, so you give it back, which creates more authenticity. When their time is short, they’ll make a point to schedule time to circle back to your conversation to respect everyone’s time.
5. They Look You In The Eye
In a social world generally reserved for social media, dynamic people read the room well. They put their mobile device away when it’s time to network or mingle.
You’ll get a firm handshake with direct eye contact that’s appropriate but not creepy.
This sign of respect and attention is a great way to set yourself apart from others who might hide in the background with their eyes locked on LinkedIn.
6. They Control Energy
If a dynamic person is dealing with an emotional situation, they’ll handle it like a pro. They also won’t necessarily hide it.
This person might share a recent death in the family without breaking into tears and telling you their life story with ten questions about coping.
They take the time to care for their energetic forces, from spiritual care to the energy they bring into a room.
7. They Don’t Bow to Rejection
There isn’t a person dynamic enough to not be rejected in their professional or personal worlds. We all face it, but we all react differently.
This personality type is proud of the risk and doesn’t focus on losing a reward. They use each rejection as a way to learn for the next opportunity.
Their spiritual nurturing also helps them process the normal feelings that come with rejection.
8. They Solve Problems
They won’t spend 15 minutes complaining about something they can find a solution to in five minutes. They see challenges and tackle them like a linebacker while engaging in positive teamwork when allowed.
They won’t let the group get down or give up. Great relationships are built between this person and others as the dynamo is the one others go to for help with challenges.
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9. They Love Themselves Without Arrogance
Self-love, self-confidence, and arrogance are different things. A dynamic person might be on day three of her cycle with an acne breakout on her chin, but she’s still walking in the room like Gisele on the runway.
Dynamic people are comfortable in their own skin. They don’t see themselves as anything but their authentic, natural selves.
They won’t think they are the best thing in the room, but they will take up the space provided for them in any room.
10. They Love Gray Areas
While a dynamic person might have strong convictions, they won’t shove them down the throats of family and friends.
As an open-minded person, they’ll hear other points of view, new research, or a circumstance they haven’t thought of that could change their view. You can have intellectual and engaging conversations with them.
11. They Are Present
How many people start their day with the intention of being present? It is easy to say and hard to achieve.
When dynamic people live in the moment, they aren’t anxious about the conversation from yesterday or worried about tomorrow’s report.
They savor the moment’s sights, smells, sounds, and atmosphere. They work the room to meet new people and greet old friends. If a dynamic person seems like they don’t have a care in the world, it’s because they don’t. At least, not at that moment.
12. They Are Fun to be Around
These folks aren’t just confident, happy zombies walking around. They engage in appropriate humor, tell the best jokes, and have nailed the art of laughing.
You know being with them will make you feel good and be entertaining at the same time. They won’t make jokes at the expense of anyone, and they’ll speak up or remove themselves from a conversation that hints at negativity.
13. They Have a Timeless Style
Instead of focusing on the latest Instagram fashion trend, they seem both aware of fashion-forward thinking while embracing their own style.
They are always well put together and work around body type, shape, and size to find things that complement instead of forcing a fashion trend that doesn’t suit their physical assets.
14. They Get Noticed
When someone asks a dynamic person, “What do you do?” they won’t just say, “I’m a nurse.”
They’ll explain they are a nurse who works in a pediatric center and volunteers in their spare time to help disadvantaged children get proper nutrition.
You’ll be amazed at their detailed life experiences. You might have your own interesting life stories that you aren’t sharing. Be as specific as possible when talking to people to get more engagement.
15. They Are Independent
People with these traits will go to dinner alone or catch a movie by themselves. They don’t need to be with friends or coupled up to do something they find interesting.
If nobody at work wants to go to the Saturday learning session, they’ll go solo with no apologies. Since they can hold their own as much as hold others up, this isn’t even an uncomfortable situation for them.
While some people just are born dynamic, anyone can work to improve these qualities. It also helps to make friends with other dynamic people.
You can start simply by being more attentive when talking to people and asking good follow-up questions. Also, practice looking for silver linings in any challenges or problems that come up.
Exploring dynamic personality traits doesn’t just mean being loud, telling jokes, and walking around like you own the joint. It’s a self-assuredness and a relentless pursuit of possibilities and positivity.