We’re humans, not robots. So whoever says they don’t have some weird, crazy little habit is lying. Most times, showing this side to the general public is not so appropriate, but at times you have to let go and express yourself. Here’s why:
1. Making someone feel comfortable
If you’re in a situation with someone who seems nervous or uncomfortable, whether you’re interviewing a possible new employee or hanging out with someone who seems intimidated by your presence, it’s a great opportunity to break the ice. You don’t always have to act like the Ice Queen to get respect.
2. Making yourself feel comfortable
On a first date or first time meeting someone, a certain way to immediately feel more confident is to let a little quirky personality shine through. It will quell your nerves and make the situation lighter.
3. Break a boring routine
Doing something a little offbeat is a great way to switch up your daily routine. It keeps the day interesting and could lead to a new discovery.
4. Show the world you don’t take yourself too seriously
There’s nothing worse than giving off an air of arrogance. Often, this is a mask for people who think they have to act a certain way to get respect. If you let your quirkiness out every once in a while, it shows that you’re enjoying life and not taking anything too seriously. This is an important quality that will make people want to be around you.
– Barbara Bent