Everyone is unique in their own way. Some people try to blend in with the majority, but they are still unique. Some people take their uniqueness, stand out as different, and use their unique persona to create and experience the life they want. If you are ready to stand out from the crowd, then you first need to embrace what makes you unique. You need to accept who you are without needing to fit into a label of who you should be. Just know that you will stand out once you embrace everything that makes you different, but you will also be in complete control of your life and your happiness.
So, what makes a person unique? Following are 17 different aspects of a person’s life and themselves that makes them unique. While just one of the following things can make someone unique, if you combine them all together, you can see just how unique we all are.
The way you view life is not going to match up with anyone else. Sure, you may have some moments where you and your friend perceive the exact same thing, but for the most part you will see things slightly differently than others. Perception accounts for how we experience things as well as how we think and feel, so it plays a huge part in what makes a person unique.
For instance, the other night I had a conversation with a friend over text. A family member thought that I had offended my friend while I thought nothing of it. I knew my friend and what I could or could not say to him, but the family member insisted that what I had said would make him upset. We had a different perception of such a simple thing, and it was based on our own experiences in life and influenced how we felt about the conversation.
No one has had the same experiences in life. Not one person. Everyone experiences variations in their day, even when they are working at the same place or spending time together.
For instance, I spent some time with my best friend in a small cabin located in a remote harbor. We spent two weeks together and, for the most part, did pretty much the same things. But we experienced the time there a little differently. We had two unique experiences that affected us in different ways.
Your experiences throughout your entire life, as well as your day to day experiences, are what make you the unique person you are today.
Your experiences and perceptions in life create your beliefs. What you believe is what you perceive to be true based on what you have experienced in life. Your beliefs about yourself, other people, the world, what’s right and wrong, and everything else is never – in a million years – going to match up to someone else’s beliefs perfectly.
Moreover, beliefs can change over time based from future experiences and perceptions, which means that even if you have the same belief as someone right now, you may not in the future.
Everyone is creative in some way, but there are many different creative talents that we can have. Some of us are good at improvising, some of us are good at inventing, some of us are good at creating, and some of us are good at envisioning things.
According to Lynne Levesque, Ed. D. there are 8 different creative talents to pull from, including the adventurer, the navigator, the pilot, the inventor, the explorer, the diplomat, the poet, and the visionary. Within these groups, we each branch out in different ways, which is what makes us unique from the next person.
Everyone’s body is unique! Surprise! Everyone carries their weight differently and comes in different shapes and sizes. While this is glaringly apparent when you look around, we all seem to think that we are supposed to look exactly alike, which is absolutely ridiculous!
People who celebrate their unique bodies often stand out the most to people. Thin, fat, short, tall, and everything in between can really make us take notice of how different someone seems to be.
Relationships have a big influence over our lives. They influence how we think about ourselves and how we interact with the world around us. Not one person can say that they have the same relationships as anyone else. Even if two people are friends solely with the same people, the relationships they have with them are going to differ on some level.
Some people connect more than others. Some people share certain beliefs that bind them in a different way. Some people clash with each other on little things, and that affects their relationship. The point is that we all have different relationships in our lives, which is a big contribution to what makes a person unique.
We all have different hobbies, and even if we do have the same hobby as someone else, we often approach it in a slightly different way. I think one of the best ways to showcase this is to get on YouTube and watch all the vloggers who are focused on planners and organization. While they all enjoying using planners, agendas, and calendars, no two vloggers do things exactly the same! Each one of them is unique and adds something new to the planning/organization niche. This is why there are so many different bloggers on the same topics. They all have a unique way of approaching the things they enjoy and that is where things get uniquely interesting.
It’s a matter of fact – we are all different when it comes to intelligence. Intelligence stems from many things, including our beliefs, social aptitude, emotional awareness, experiences, and the health of our brain. No two people are riding on the same wavelength of intelligence, which is why it is necessary for people to come together during problem solving. What one person understands or can figure out can help the other person increase their awareness as well.
10. Sensing The World
We all have five dominant senses, and they play a huge part in making us unique. First, we all see different things, which affects how the other senses are used. Moreover, we all hear things differently, which affects how the other senses are used.
For instance, when I was with my friend in the harbor, she couldn’t smell the ocean as strongly as I could. Because I wasn’t used to being around the ocean as much as she was, I was more focused on the ocean than she was, while she was more focused on what was happening directly in and around the cabin. That strongly affected what we heard, smelled, saw, and even tasted while we were there. Just another reason we experienced the whole trip so differently.
Another example is how we hear music. Some people love heavy metal while others enjoy classical. Often the reasons we prefer one genre over another has everything to do with our perception on life and what we have experienced and believe. One person may have grown up listening to heavy metal with their best friends while another person enjoyed classical music with their favorite grandmother.