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13 Signs You’re An Explorer Even Though You Aren’t Traveling Around Frequently

13 Signs You’re An Explorer Even Though You Aren’t Traveling Around Frequently

Sometimes we want to see the world but perhaps because of health or finance it seems difficult to accomplish. For some the desire to explore is within them and this hunger will always spur them to take advantage of their immediate environment.

1. You are more interested in experiences than in items

Travelers and explorers are not concerned about the items or things that they have to buy over the experience they gain from traveling and seeing the world. If you love and cherish experience over items then you have the attitude of an explorer.

2. You get absorbed in new cultures

It could be a new meal you are invited to eat at your neighbor’s place or listening to others speak a different language, you are interested in other cultures besides your own.

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3. You are not stuck to a singular way of living

It could be the changes you make to your room every month or trying something different every now and then, you love to be free with your thoughts and trying something new. You know what it means to be free and getting stuck to a particular way of doing things doesn’t belong to your identity.

4. You like to take risks

Somehow trying a new venture or pushing yourself beyond borders pumps you. You are not averse to taking risks and getting out of your comfort zone to doing something new.

5. You are cool with strangers

You do not detest strangers. You can deal with meeting someone new and connecting with the person instantly. To you strangers are friends in the making and you are great at chatting someone up and learning from them.

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6. You love geography

You like maps and anything related to geography. You are always excited by seeing landscapes, eccentric pictures and panoramic sights. It goes beyond studying geography, you simply like new locations.

7. You are a curious person

You like to learn something new, whether through books, documentaries or educational movies. You treat these pictures or words with a detailed perspective as you are interested in the names, places and meals you find in these media.

8. You are good at managing your budget

You can handle money well and it is not about spending it on luxurious items or on things you don’t really need. You know how to regulate your income and do not see money as a setback in being happy and having the things that satisfy you.

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9. You are driven by purpose and passion

You are excited by discovering yourself and directing your life on a channel that pleases your inner self. You are not concerned about defying the conventional to pursue your passion and what makes you happy.

10. You are a student of life

You are willing to embrace lessons that life teaches you. It goes beyond having a degree from any university. You understand that real education and knowledge goes beyond pursuing the formal, but in studying new territories and not limiting yourself to any ‘walled’ environment.

11. You are not so hard on yourself

Explorers know that in the journey or in their travel mistakes will be made and even they will be students of things that are seemingly unfamiliar. Travellers do not take themselves too seriously. They can open their hearts to embracing something new. You do not live on regrets and mistakes that you take yourself too seriously rather you can let go and treat yourself to exciting new moments.

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12. You love challenges

Challenges tickle. You want to be put to the test so that you can become better and improve yourself. Explorer’s love a challenge as they know it’s about the knowledge they get from the hunt rather than sitting to wait for others to define their circumstances.

13. You love adventure

You read history books and find something fascinating in them. You like taking trips to the museum nearby and excite your restless mind. You will always love to get out rather than stay in.

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Last Updated on January 18, 2019

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

1. Limit the time you spend with them.

First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

2. Speak up for yourself.

Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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5. Change the subject.

When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

7. Leave them behind.

Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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