Intense people stand out from a crowd or a group. They are courageous, confident, and straightforward individuals whose actions can make others feel uncomfortable. In certain situations, many intense people will take action to improve the world around them.

Understanding more about your own personality can greatly help in how you relate to friends and relatives that are close to you — and help them understand you better. Furthermore, it can improve the way you learn and work, as you know more about your natural characteristics and how you can work with them rather than against them.

There are 12 signs that indicate you have an intense personality:

#1 You Speak With Conviction

When an individual with an intense personality is categorically convinced that he’s picked the best course of action, people who follow him unknowingly absorbs this belief and the accompanying emotional state. Some individuals might think that speaking with conviction depends upon the use of a certain voice, maybe one that is louder or stronger. Nevertheless, you just speak from a real and sincere place.

#2 You Say Exactly What You Mean

The importance of this characteristic is usually overlooked, but it is a common trait of those who are intense. You know that the words you choose to say reflect back on them, so you say precisely what you mean. Putting real meaning behind your words is a strong method for achieving happiness.

#3 You Don’t Worry About Pleasing Everyone

What many people-pleasers don’t understand is that people-pleasing can have considerable adverse risks. Not only does it put a lot of pressure and stress on you, but essentially you can make yourself sick from doing too much. Luckily, you recognize that you don’t need to please everyone all the time.

#4 You refuse to be a victim of bad luck

Having an intense personality denotes refusing to make any type of excuse. You choose to leave the past behind you and concentrate on obtaining a little better every day.

#5 You may be prone to moodiness

Not only can moods (even ones that are at odds with our usual emotional state) leave lasting impressions on our physical and mental health, but moods also influence how we learn from experience and perceive the world.

Intense people may be prone to highly changeable moods which can last for just a few hours or for a few days. You can be perfectionistic and get cranky and grumpy for seemingly no reason. You may be analytical and serious, and then surly and angry.

#6 You Know That The World Does Not Owe You Anything

You are willing to work hard for achieving your aims and desires, and you know that your world is what you make it. You don’t feel entitled to things in life.  You don’t take anything for granted and are thankful for what you have.

#7 You Tend To Be Both Introverted and ExtrovertedExtroverted

We’re usually one or the other, either preferring to be sitting on the sidelines and observing the passing show or to be in the thick of crowds. Intense individuals, on the other hand, seem to exhibit both characteristics simultaneously.

#8 You are willing to feel pain

Most individuals spend their whole lives running away from their negative emotions. They take refuge in money, in relationships, in beauty, in sex, in an aspiration to seem socially superior. However, intense people allow their feelings. It is in suppressing and denying feelings that we ultimately lose control, as they are then expressed in far more subtle methods.

#9 You make peace with the past

Intense people reflect on the past so they can learn from it, but they don’t dwell on it. You refuse to live a life of regret and you let go of grudges.

#10 You say no

When it’s time to say no, you avoid phrases such as “I’m not certain” or “I don’t think I can.” You say no with confidence because you know that saying no to a new obligation honors your present obligations and gives them chance to successfully fulfill them.

#11 Quick emotional recoverydefinition

Failing an exam, getting fired, rejected by a crush, these are just some of the things that may happen in your long life. If we let these stages of life bring us down, then we will be stuck in the same position. More importantly, this is what separates an intense person from the rest: his capacity to say “Things will get better” and simply moving on.

#12 You are alert and cunning 

Nothing stops you from analyzing the situation and making the most out of it. Other people might resort to calling you materialistic, nevertheless, you are what can be precisely named as cunning. You have a keen eye which just won’t fail to do its work, however tough the going gets.