In the words of George R. R. Martin, ‘A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.’
Though people around us are responsible for whom we grow into, and it is true to some extent, but you can’t deny the influence of books as they enhance our personalities to a greater extent. Instilling reading habits from childhood make the person a better adult.
A book is a place where you can get lost, to find yourself. Books are not only means of entertainment, but they can contribute a lot to your personality enhancement.
Here we list how reading can make you a better person and build a good personality in you:
Improve your vocabulary:
Reading helps can help you learn new words and improve your vocabulary. This makes your spoken language quite better. A good personality includes speaking well with a good grasp on words. Reading helps you with learning new words. You can start a notebook and keep adding words to it at regular intervals. You need to keep visiting them regularly. Words are like a pool of knowledge in themselves and when you need the appropriate usage, you can find them easily. This will help you develop your overall personality and awareness. And you will reach a level when you can help generate awareness about education. It helps you to carry yourself confidently and well at work, institution or even in your regular interactions with people.
It helps you express better:
Reading also helps in arranging your thoughts and helps you express yourself better. Your way of expressing emotion changes and become clearer. With reading it is obvious that you can develop better communication skills. You are now more confident as a person and can express yourself fluently; in both written and verbally.
You start understanding others better:
Reading gives you a wider knowledge of everything and everyone surrounding you. It helps you realize that not everyone has the same psychological that you do. When you learn to empathize with the characters in a book, you learn to understand people in real life, as well.
Develops stronger memory:
While reading, you need to remember the minute details about the characters. Hence this helps in remembering and recalling the characters when needed in the plot of the story. And believe it, this is the most important point.
You grow smarter:
Every sentence you read fills you with some information or the other. The more you read, the more knowledge you gain. And as it is said that knowledge never goes wasted and this is something none can steal from you. The more you have, the richer you are to face life challenges and also help others to face challenges.
Learn to analyse tings and situations better
If you make reading a habit (besides as a culture), you will find out that you are able to analyze and understand things better. You can also understand yourself and others better. This helps a lot in improving your own performance and way of thinking.
Improved focus and concentration
When you start reading and analyzing things, your focus and concentration automatically increase.
You might wonder how time management comes into the scene. When you start reading more and more, you start to focus on giving time to read and complete the chapter, quiz, topic points or strategy that you were reading. This way, you start managing your time which you would have spent gossiping, or watching TV etc.
Finally, yes reading gives inner peace. In the process of getting habituated to reading, you start connecting with yourself and reading what you like instead of what you love. This generally brings a sort of calmness and inner peace in you. This helps in lowering your blood pressure levels and also helps in controlling your mood swings.
To connect with new people
This really sounds great and quite appealing. In the process of uplifting your knowledge and making better use of your time; you also start to connect with new people and make new friends. You get into networking and get connected with people of similar interests.
Book reading is the best way to nurture your relationships and remain engaged. Reading books to your kids might bedtime stories, suggesting good books to them to help them improve their lives and become better individuals, exchanging ideas with them etc. Hence you also develop an improved relationship with your own people and also the people you are networking with.
There are several more such benefits and the list continues…
In a nutshell, books are the best friends. There is no end to the ways how reading can help you to improve your personality. It helps you to work professionally as well. There is several and rather endless numbers of advantages in reading, and it will definitely help a person grow up with an attractive personality which makes them unique and versatile.
With this, we conclude for now. Hope this piece of information helps you build your personality. Whether you seek careers in engineering or in other fields, reading books can help you become a better person in every way.
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