So how do we know if we are an old soul or not? Let’s look at the most common traits for an old soul. Firstly, they are able to relate better to older people and that their views on life are more mature – a bit before their time, so to speak. Old souls are able to enjoy their own company and are more self sufficient when it comes to entertaining themselves. That is not to say they are lonely or introverted, just confident in themselves and old in heart, old in mind and old in soul, whose outlook on life is vastly different and more matured than those around him/her.
Here are some common personality traits:
Homebodies & Solitary
Someone who would rather stay in on Friday night instead of hitting the bars because they are disinterested in the pursuits and interests of the people in their age groups. A perfect partner would be someone who shares this sentiment. A bottle of wine, candles, and a relaxed night of conversation and good company, is an old soul’s idea of a great evening.
The material trappings of life do not hold with an old soul, they dismiss the short-lived things in life and do not see the purpose of pursuing things that can be easily taken away from them. Affection will be expressed through grand gestures that have deeper meaning, like love letters or poems, rather than diamond rings or luxury cars.
Strong Communication Skill
Old souls do not play games when it comes to communication. They will express their feelings honestly and tell you like it is. Remember their intentions are good and from the heart.
Careful with their Emotions
An old soul only responds to those whom they’re emotionally invested in. Relationships without emotion, or a deeper connection, is meaningless to them. They will not open up immediately, careful with their emotional well-being until they get to know you. Consequently, old souls tend to have placid, stable natures as a result of their approach to life.
Everything is Done with Purpose
An old soul sees the future picture rather than the superficial or shallow emotions of a passing crush. If a relationship is seen as not worthy then it will not be encouraged or valued. In other words settling for a person is not something they do.
Love of Knowledge, Wisdom and Truth.
An old soul finds himself gravitating towards the intellectual side of life with an inherent understanding that knowledge is power, wisdom is happiness and truth is freedom.
Transience of Life.
Plagued with reminders of their own mortality, and that of everything and everyone around them can make an old soul weary and at times withdrawn. In many ways this dictates the way they live their lives.Their ability to reflect and learn from their actions and those of others is their greatest teacher in life.
Some people describe themselves as being “young at heart”, so too can young people be “old at heart”.