In a world obsessed with outer beauty, it's easy to forget the idea of being more beautiful on the inside. You get what you give, and acting like an "ugly" person will reap ugly responses from those around you. Even the most physically beautiful people can turn people off with their behavior. To help make you shine from the inside-out, I've compiled some tips for being more beautiful on the inside:
1. Gossip Less
One of the most important tips for being more beautiful on the inside is to cut down on your girl gab. It's easy to go on and on about the person at work that you're not a fan of or your friend who did something you didn't agree with, but when other people start to see the negative way you talk about people, your inner beauty becomes less and less attractive.
2. Be Considerate
Life is busy and full of so many different twists and turns, but despite these hurdles, you've got to remember not to be selfish. Show those close to you how much you're willing to help them out or put them before your own needs. This is not to say you should always put yourself second (your needs are incredibly important too!), but not being cognizant of your friends and loved ones is pretty rotten.
3. Be Compassionate
Whether it's donating your time or money to a local cause or a cause that's on a global level, try to give back to the community. So many people are fighting battles--literally and figuratively--so if you're in a position to help alleviate some of their troubles (even in the smallest amount)--do so.
4. Have Empathy
That quote "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." couldn't be more accurate. If you're catching a little shade from the barista at Starbucks or you ran into a rude person on the street, consider that they may have just had an incredibly tough morning. Also, understand that you don't always have a full grasp on different human issues, so try to get a better understanding of where people are coming from before passing judgement.
5. Be Modest
It's great to be confident, but being cocky is an entirely different issue. Some of the most beloved celebrities are those who appreciate every opportunity and piece of fame they've been given. While it's fine to be proud of yourself, your achievements, or your personal attributes, don't ever gloat or brag. Be thankful for everything that you have and never take it for granted.
6. Be Well-Rounded
Don't be afraid to be open to trying new things. Having an array of different experiences and gaining a wealth of knowledge on different cultures and "things" in general is incredibly sexy.
7. Love, Love, Love
Being in love is a beautiful and amazing feeling, but loving your family and your friends is just as important. Show those closest to you a great deal of love and care, and your inner beauty will shine through more than you could ever imagine.
Being beautiful on the inside is so incredibly important that I can't possibly stress it enough. Even if you're insecure about your physical looks, having a kind and loving personality is truly magnetic and will make you that much more attractive. Even if you don't believe it, guys care a great deal about inner beauty, so try to be the best "you" that you can, and the rest will follow. What do you think is a true sign of inner beauty?