How Attractive Is Passion To You?

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Something that has been on my mind in recent weeks and bugging me are the terms ‘enthusiasm’, ‘passion’ and or ‘motivation’ or just an appetite for in so far as goals – life, or targets or … it doesn’t really matter – not really, or does it?

A few months ago, a term was used with me that basically implied l was boring and unadventurous – yes, yes l know – some of you will know all about this – but l am a deep thinker – a ponderer – just because l may have thought about something doesn’t mean l stop thinking about it – it means in my world that l must really analyse the implications and in many respects the complications of something at times.

The ‘You are not adventurous enough’ really grated on me and more so, because there was a lot going in my life and not just from that period of time, but from a few years and l felt if honest quite bedraggled, tired and fatigued. It wasn’t just unadventurous, it was not passionate enough also……….. which confused me further – l am at best a very enthusiastic and passionate man about many things – but these two things made me boring and unattractive. I spent too much time with gardening and blogging and this too was seen as a negative.

Now – my lifestyle and behaviour has/have changed, l am living by myself as a singleton of sorts, re-creating my own routines and re-establishing living patterns – and as l start to recharge my strengths and allow myself to chill out a bit – even with the recent stress loads – l am now being seen as more adventurous and passionate again for … life?

Which apparently makes me more attractive again …. Now how do l feel about that … mm, right, l see. If anything confused and bemused …… , hence today’s post!

Do we all just get stuck into the routine rut and it takes a cold sharp snap to bring us out? To wake us up from the dream or perhaps nightmare? Although recent events have made me think more of ‘Life’s too short to not do more exciting stuff again!’

At my own concession admittedly – I have changed quite significantly in some areas since living by myself again and l have noticed this – l have changed my blogging style, my gardening style, my exercise style but l was making these changes anyway prior to my living by myself – l think they are just more noticeable now to observers and maybe outsiders than previous on account l was making them slowly and not more precisely like now.

Now the question is this ………

How attractive is passion to you? I don’t mean the eroticness of passion, l mean how do you view the quality in a person be it significant or not, or just in people you know?

Then as a second question set – list the qualities that you also find attractive in people.

Let me know below โ€“ Thanks โ€“ Rory

38 thoughts on “How Attractive Is Passion To You?

  1. Passion can be attractive. When it crosses the line to obsession it loses some of it’s attractiveness. That’s very specific though…

    I think passion defined as Joie De Vivre is very attractive.
    Also… kindness and compassion, honesty, sense of humor, curiosity, self sufficient (comfortable being alone), intelligent, quirkiness or eccentricities can be attractive…

    Interesting question, JB. Reading other people’s answers will be interesting too.

    1. Yes l think also the joy of living is more appropriate at times than merely the wording passion.

      It is an interesting question l do agree, l have been allowing myself the freedom of a lot of indie thought, thinking and reasoning of late admittedly ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. If you mean a person who is ‘passionate’ about one thing, to the exclusion of all else – then, yup, a boring and tedious person unless you share that same passion. Variety is the spice of life, Boo. And it follows that what I find attractive in people is their interest and curiosity in many things.

    Also spontaneity – I find that attractive. Like the time the guy I was living with said over breakfast “They make the best fish bisque in this little restaurant in Nova Scotia. Let’s go have some” I threw some clothes in a bag, left out a bunch of food for the cat, we got in the car and drove to Nova Scotia from NYC (there’s a night ferry which is very neat). I love that sort of thing.

    But the most attractive thing is the ability to make me laugh. I know, I know everyone says that – But – who doesn’t love to laugh? If you don’t love to laugh then you’re dead and you just haven’t had the good sense to pull down the coffin lid!

    1. If you donโ€™t love to laugh then youโ€™re dead and you just havenโ€™t had the good sense to pull down the coffin lid! – This was brilliant ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Passion – that is good… depends on the passion… if it is aimed at anything hurtful, then no. But I admire passion in others

    Qualities of attraction? A kind heart …compassion and empathy. Thatโ€™s pretty much my big things – without that right off the top… They are not coming close. I look more at the heart and mind – if they canโ€™t handle that… they canโ€™t handle me. โœŒ๏ธ

    1. Hey Trisha – if they canโ€™t handle thatโ€ฆ they canโ€™t handle me. โœŒ๏ธ – very true – hope you are keeping well ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Am trying too lol… we on fire over here!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ™ ugh … always something!

        So far am safe and well… hoping to have it stay that way… but we might have more lightening ๐Ÿ˜ณ

        I hope you are well too!! I have been managing many things… but I will read more little later โœŒ๏ธ I have to run for now ๐Ÿ˜˜

        1. Good to see and read you again too, I will be back to read shortly – I know I have missed a lot!! Take care also! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  4. I have to say this made me really think. Having healthy passions is a great thing. I find this attractive in a person. I think if passions dont align with people it can be viewed as boring and unadventurous. A kind heart and creativity are attractive to me. People who are passionate are happier people and I find that to be an attractive quality. ๐Ÿ˜

  5. Good questions! I answered them in my post -

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