Sign in
Download Opera News App



10 Traits Of A wise Person

Wisdom is a word that gets thrown around a lot. We use to describe a piece of advice or quote that is unusually helpful and sensible. But if we look at what makes up a wise person it’s easy to see that it’s a summation of many different positive traits and behaviors. Here is the characteristics of a wise person:

1. They learn from their mistakes and experiences. A wise person is always looking to get better, and that means learning from their mistakes.

After all, learning from mistakes and failures is how they became so wise in the first place.A wise person doesn’t associate their ego with their opinions, which is why they can easily say, I was wrong. They can admit that something they once believed in is now wrong because they have more evidence and proof.

2. They are open-minded

A wise person understands all perspectives without letting bias or emotions get in the way.This means accepting that there are always two sides to a story, and realizing that everyone has good reasons for thinking the way they do.

This is why a wise person will take a step back and look at the overall picture before making an opinion.

3. They don’t assume they’re always right

A wise person isn’t dogmatic with their opinion. They’re not aggressive, demanding that you follow everything they have to say. They know that life is too complex to assume they’re always right. They don’t assume they are the best person in the room.

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. When they address a problem, they approach it from multiple different perspectives. A wise person listens more than talks, evaluates more than acts and collaborates instead of dictates.

4. They don’t have a strong ego

A wise person doesn’t possess much of an ego. They’ve been through a lot in life and understand how useless and fragile the ego is.

They don’t judge other people.They don’t feel a need to talk themselves up. When they talk with other people, it’s less about them and more about how they can help. Modesty is a great quality to have.

5. They have thick skin. A wise person isn’t sensitive.

When someone tries to put them down with a mean comment, it doesn’t bother them in the slightest.It’s water off a duck’s back.

They understand that life is tough for everyone, so they accept that sometimes some people are going to lash out and get angry.

They know that no one is out to get them, but it’s just a way for them to let out their insecurities. After all, what people think about you says more about them than what it does about you.

This also makes a wise person excellent communicators, as they can diffuse arguments and resentment with understanding dialogue.

6. They’re observant. You can’t be wise without being observant.

They’ve seen a lot in life, and they’re always taking a step back and soaking in as much information as they can.

This is why they’re not quick to pass judgment and they don’t get emotional very easily.They prefer to take an overarching view of everything before giving their advice.

7. They’re always learning

A wise person is curious about anything and everything around them. They’re looking to understand things they don’t know.

They want to know the Whys and Hows that make up the world, no matter what the topic might be. This comes from an innate sense of fascination and respect for everything around them.

8. A wise person is able to reflect and think

A wise person loves spending time to enjoy their own solitude, to reflect, to meditate, and to dive deep into introspection. This is another reason they’ve been able to learn so much in life.

They think about the things they believe in, and the things they’ve learned along the journey of life. Through introspection, they understand themselves better every single day.

9. They are accepting of change

It’s difficult to accept change. Humans like to think that everything is fixed. But the truth is, the universe is constantly changing all the time and if you can’t accept that then you’ll probably cause yourself suffering.

A wise person understands that this is the way the world operates. They know change might be a little frightening, but embrace it is the only way to grow and adapt.

After all, they don’t let the changing nature of life scare them, because why should fear something you can’t stop in the first place?

10. They are not too concerned with material possessions

The wiser someone gets, the more they realize that material possessions aren’t as important as experiences and relationships with others.

A wise person doesn’t tie their happiness to superficial goals or possessions. A wise person understands that to be truly happy means to be living in the moment while working towards a meaningful goal that is bigger than themselves.

They understand that life doesn’t revolve around them. This is why they focus on helping others and looking at the bigger picture of everything.

Content created and supplied by: Consy (via Opera News )


Load app to read more comments