Some people say that life is for taking risks (or at least a healthy amount of them) and going in search of the new, the stimulating. This seems to be the motto of adventurous people , individuals characterized by trying to make every day different and full of interesting elements (although they don’t always succeed).
In this article we will see just what are the traits and habits that define adventurous people and how it is possible to recognize them through them.
This is what adventurous people are like
Below you can see the defining characteristics of adventurous people.
1. Leave your comfort zone
The comfort zone is that set of habits and places in which we feel comfortable and safe, since we associate them with tranquility, predictability and what does not cause problems or give rise to challenges that can stress us.
Adventurous people are able to appreciate the advantages of this “safety zone”, but are not content to stay in it indefinitely . That is why they set themselves challenges that at first may seem intimidating, and launch themselves into them. It is not only a matter of experiencing that state of excitement and illusion for the future; they also do it to learn and gain skills that can serve them in the future, something that would not happen if routine marked their day-to-day life.
2. They look for any excuse to travel
When we talk about adventurous people, we may very well think of visits to exotic and distant places, with few comforts and an attitude based on curiosity and improvisation.
This usually corresponds to reality, since although in theory to live adventures we do not have to move from our city, in the long run the body of adventurous people seeks to move to other areas. This is because the fact of being physically in new places, with unknown elements, stimulates us both sensorially and cognitively , and this is something that this psychological profile longs for.
3. They don’t think about borders
Unlike conservative people, who link their identity to their concept of group identity of their ethnicity or nation, adventurous people do not commit themselves to particular territorial entities: the whole world is their playground.
That is why they reject the idea of living irremediably separated from those places that are guided by other logics and norms, and that are relatively open with people who come from other cultures .
4. They do not systematically reject risks
The idea of exposing oneself to certain dangers in exchange for living a stimulating experience is not totally rejected by this type of person.
The reason is that they try to balance the costs and benefits, instead of rejecting the situation from the start, because from the beginning it is assumed that any stimulating situation comes with a healthy dose of stress and uncertainty.
The emotion produced by adapting to the change, in short, makes possible inconveniences to be minimized or, at least, not to be overestimated.
5. Have low tolerance for monotony
Not all aspects of an adventurer’s personality are positive. For example, this is seen in their resistance to adapt to contexts and activities that end up being characterized by monotony.
In practice, this means that do not stay in the same place for long if it offers little variety of stimuli and activities. However, this can also happen in relationships, as they are related to the type of habits adopted when living together.
6. They don’t look for satisfaction in fantasies: they make them come true
There are those who spend their days imagining ideal situations as a way to obtain satisfaction. This is frowned upon by adventurous people, as it can be interpreted as a way of evading reality. That is, a deception that one uses on oneself not to get out of the comfort zone.
Thus, when an adventurous person thinks of an ideal situation, he tries to fulfill it in practice, not in imagination . If they do not achieve this, after a brief period of frustration, they move on to another objective, so as not to be “blocked” and lose the opportunity to live other experiences.
7. They learn on their own
The way adventurous people learn is not passive, and does not always depend on the activity of educators. That means that self-learning is a constant in their personal development . It is about objectives and goals based on skills to be achieved both in the short and long term.
However, learning on one’s own is a challenge in itself. That is why they try to know the best means by which they can get the information they need or the training they need to get to that point.