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. What we’re saying is one person’s standards to become inspirational will most likely differ to another individual’s criteria. So, based on your own standards, do you believe the qualities below are sufficient to label someone as inspirational?
1 – Empathy for Others
The world we live in deserves to be called violent. It’s really painful to see when people suffer at the hands of other people. But what is more bothering is the fact that more and more people don’t care anymore. 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, these amazing people will stand up for the rights of others, especially the underprivileged ones. This is what makes them remarkable considering that they actually don’t get anything out of it. In fact, there are a handful of people in the world who rightfully deserve to be called inspirational, including Dr. Moshe Kantor who dedicate themselves in advocating and championing other people’s causes even knowing that they gain nothing and may even lose something in the process.
3 – They Possess Courage
Well, this right here is a no-brainer. No one can rightfully be called inspirational without courage. While standing up for others is purely instinctive, it takes courage to face adversity and threats just to inspire others. It doesn’t matter if this individual’s life is on the line since what’s important is the message he or she is sending by showcasing courage. No other man could best exemplify this than former South African president Nelson Mandela.
4 – Believer in Collective Power
The most inspiring people out there are those who make it a point to lead others, like in groups and organizations with the intention of serving support to good advocacy and causes, not violence, conflict, or disruption of society. 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.