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10 Characteristics of a Passionate Person

Sima is an avid online writer. She writes about various subjects that she is passionate about. Thanks for reading her articles.


Live A Life Of Passion

Is passion something you must have in life to be successful? Yes and No. Passion is something I believe most people want; and frankly, I believe most people have. The problem is, we don’t pursue our passion. Your passion is something you have very strong feelings and emotions about. When you love what you do, your passion for it comes through.

When we think about passion, it is often associated with a relationship or a career. A man and woman have a passionate relationship – deep love. He brings her roses, rubs her feet, and brings her gifts when it’s not a special day. A person who is passionate about their career excels far above the rest in their pursuits. They get promoted, become trainers, mentors and leaders, ceo and president.

Listen to the powerful teaching in the video on passion. T.D. Jakes says that you must have purpose to pursue your passion.

What Is Your Passion?

Find your passion within your heart and write it down!

Find your passion within your heart and write it down!

Passionate people evaluate and rethink their status.

Passionate people evaluate and rethink their status.

Passionate people have fresh and new ideas.

Passionate people have fresh and new ideas.


Do You Need Passion?

Is passion necessary for life and living? No, but it is necessary for a better life. Do you want to just exist or do you want to enjoy your life?

Now for the unveiling of the list of Ten Characteristics of the Passionate:

  1. Expressive.
  2. Focused.
  3. Independent Thinker.
  4. Learner.
  5. Love their job/work.
  6. Perseverance.
  7. Productive.
  8. Risk-taker.
  9. Skillful.
  10. Strong-willed.

Statements About Passion:

Passion creates excellence when mediocrity will do. Passion makes you laugh, when you feel like crying. Passion makes you open your mouth and proclaim something, when a whisper will do. Passion allows you to sit still, when you feel like walking away. Passion makes you close your mouth, when you want to talk. Passion will cause you to break a record, when finishing the race will do. Passion will make you stay up all night long, when you want to sleep. Passion will cause you to love, when you would rather hate.

Observing passionate people is very uplifting and exciting. I have had the opportunity of working with some very passionate individuals, and have first-hand information for you. They are driven by goals, and are result-oriented. They don’t let anything stop them. They have a “will to find a way” attitude. They don’t accept “no” for an answer. If you need a job done with excellence, find the passionate individual on your team.

I have also had the privilege of working with the not so passionate. They are the opposite of the passionate. They find excuses for not doing their job. They are slothful, and lack motivation.

Passion Explored

Is Lack of Passion an Indicator of Something Gone Wrong? Passion is a sign that you are where you are supposed to be. If you lack passion, re-evaluate your position(s) in life. Apply this rule to every area of your life.

Cure for lack of passion. Here are some simple quick fixes for lack of passion. Take a break. Take a time-out. Ask for help or assistance.

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Cure for lack of passion – long-term fixes. Change your life. This might mean: Changing jobs, changing churches, changing your relationships, changing locations and/or changing your habits.

Where Does Passion Come From?

I believe that passion comes from the inner desires of our heart. Passion comes from our belief and value system, which, in turn, creates a purpose for our very existence. A desire is something that you long to see or have happen. On the inside, we are hard-wired with desire. I’m not just talking about a desire for ice cream, chocolate cake or playing some sort of game. I speak of desire that affects your surroundings, not just you. I mean, a desire to cause change to happen. As I write on HupPages, I have a desire to make a difference in people’s lives through writing and being a part of this forum. It’s in my heart. I cannot fully explain it, but there is something on the inside of me that wants you to come to the realization that you matter.

Use Passion Everyday

Passion can’t be bought or sold. You won’t find it in a bottle, nor packaged in gift-wrap. No one can give passion to you. You must find the passion within you, and use it to your benefit. Whatever your thoughts are about you; something you have been thinking about doing, see yourself doing it. A friend said it this way, “follow your inner thoughts”.

“Above all, be true to yourself, and if you can not put your heart in it, take yourself out of it."

In order to pursue your passion, it helps to have a vision...Write the vision, and make it plain upon tablets, that he may run that readeth it, according to Habakkuk 2:2 King James Version.


Sima Ballinger (author) from Michigan on June 27, 2014:

MsDora, I would have to say that you are a Passionate person because you possess all the characteristics needed. You are an inspiration. Thanks for the powerful impact you bring to HubPages, and thanks for responding.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on June 26, 2014:

Passion makes you get up in the morning when you would rather not. One cannot live life to the fullest without it. I agree with all the characteristics you point out. You describe the kind of passion it takes to make an impact here on HubPages.

buddyscafe on July 15, 2012:

thank you..It is really helpful...:)

Rev Bruce S Noll HMN from Asheville NC on June 21, 2012:

Hi Treasuresofheaven

I really liked this hub. It certainly resonated with my life's conditioning and there is a great spirit here that leads me to say that if one exercises their innate passion the will certainly find their treasures here on earth...perhaps by reading this hub by Treasuresofheaven

Voted up useful and interesting

Angela Brummer from Lincoln, Nebraska on June 21, 2012:

Really great article! Thank you!

jgefm on June 20, 2012:

I enjoyed this hub. In the work place, I will take a person with passion over a person that is experienced or educated. Passion will win every time. You did a great job expressing the importance to be passionate.

heart4theword from hub on February 28, 2012:

My curiosity got me to this hub, to see what was the list of the 10 things:) I am trying to hold out...for making money doing what I love to do. Whether it is knitting a pair of gloves, making a card, writing a page of expression, or drawing an affirmation with objects that reflect that thought or feeling:) Passion as you mentioned is a key ingredient, the other is relating to another. Love it when something I may be able to do or say, can also make a difference in a persons life:) "MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN 2012" Nice visit:)

Sima Ballinger (author) from Michigan on August 06, 2011:

ali, and thank you for reading.

Kalu Daniel, I am glad you appreciate this article on living a life of passion. Being positive is essential to move forward. If you can motivate yourself - you are on your way to great things!

Bless you too!

Kalu Daniel on July 27, 2011:

I really appreciate your opinion on passion and cure for lack of passion. God bless you as you continue to impart lives positively.

ali on July 20, 2011:

thank u

Sima Ballinger (author) from Michigan on April 26, 2011:

You are welcome C-Bless. Glad you saw this hub as "wonderful." Take care!

C-Bless from Canada on April 26, 2011:

A wonderful read. Thank you...

Sima Ballinger (author) from Michigan on April 08, 2011:

Glenn Stok, nice to see you here. I appreciate your articulate comments and the Vote.

Take care, see you 'round!!

Glenn Stok from Long Island, NY on April 08, 2011:

Excellent review of the traits that make a passionate person. I learned of a few aspects of a passionate person that I never realized, but agree with. Such as being an independent thinker. Very well done. I voted up.

Kindblink on March 29, 2011:

Good and insightful.

Sima Ballinger (author) from Michigan on March 28, 2011:

Hi Danette, well thank you so much for those words of encouragement. You are so welcome! We must value our lives and love living!

Danette Watt from Illinois on March 28, 2011:

I voted this hub up and beautiful. Very well done and certainly words to think about as we go through our lives. Thanks for writing this.

Sima Ballinger (author) from Michigan on March 28, 2011:

Hi Denise, I just added the video last night - thanks for viewing it. And definitely thanks for sharing on FB!

Have a good one!


Denise Handlon from North Carolina on March 28, 2011:

Beautiful hub, Sima. I rated it up and shared it on my FB page.

I believe you are right-Passion comes from the heart. Thanks for this reminder. Well written and I enjoyed the video.

Sima Ballinger (author) from Michigan on March 24, 2011:

crystolite, Glad you enjoyed reading this article. Passion is so very powerful!

Emma from Houston TX on March 24, 2011:

Interesting article which i enjoyed reading from.

Writerly Yours on March 12, 2011:

Thank you! I am trying to build my content more and more in addition to conducting more research so I can build better quality hubs. I love to inform and learn when I learn and like you said, that takes passion. Without it, it leaves us empty.

All to say, yes, I admire your writing and I learn from them.

Sima Ballinger (author) from Michigan on March 12, 2011:

Writerly Yours, Wow! You just put the icing on the cake. I like what you said - "showing up to live." When we realize the power we have within us to create life, we will do things differently.

You have availed yourself and sought out my writing - I do not take it lightly. My hubs are written from a deep desire to change the world - one thinking, one mind and one heart at a time.

With God's help, all things are possible.

You make writing on HubPages all worth my while.

Writerly Yours on March 12, 2011:

Treasure, I love reading your articles and this one is just wonderful. I am constantly striving for self-improvement regardless of what is going around me at work, home etc. and your tips and facts about passion is so essential to "showing up to live" ; which is what I call it.

I honestly read your articles and find myself almost using you as my Mentor--no, you are definitely mentorship material.

I really look up to your writing style.

Thank you!!!!!!!

Sima Ballinger (author) from Michigan on November 29, 2010:

Thanks H.C., nice to see you. Interesting thought you say, "I believe that passion is what makes a person good." I will have to digest that.......

I like your thinking.

Holly from Lone Star State on November 28, 2010:

Love this Hub! Thanks for sharing it with us... Definitely one to bookmark and come back to :) Having Passion is so important- and very relevant when you are a writer... I believe that passion is what makes a person good...

Sima Ballinger (author) from Michigan on November 24, 2010:

GetFitRight, you are ever so welcome. It is a good feeling when doubt is removed - then there's nothing left but Freedom! I am only doing my job. Keep up the good work.

GetFitRight from Clark County, WA on November 20, 2010:

First I want to thank you for reading my hub and commenting I truly appreciate it. Also I thank you for doing that because it brought me to your hubs and they are wonderful. This one truly spoke to me an pushed away doubt about taking my passion and turning it into a career so thank you. Truly Treasures sent from heaven.

Sima Ballinger (author) from Michigan on November 17, 2010:

Thanks Mary DL. I appreciate you posting a comment.

Mary DL on November 17, 2010:


KristenGrace from Philadelphia, PA on November 14, 2010:

LOL you are too kind... But if you're offering to make a trophy... :P

And P.S., it was a pleasure to read.

Sima Ballinger (author) from Michigan on November 14, 2010:

KristenGrace, I appreciate those words coming from you. Thanks for taking time out of your busy hubbing to look in on me. I would label you "Ms. Passion Of The Year". Take Care! See ya' around.

KristenGrace from Philadelphia, PA on November 14, 2010:

Quite interesting... I enjoyed reading through this hub very much so. Wonderful characteristics, and you expressed your thoughts very well. Great work!

Sima Ballinger (author) from Michigan on November 09, 2010:

Onegoodwoman, You are a force! A Powerful Woman! What can I say, WoW! You just refilled me with your feedback -- I think God is here. Thank You!

onegoodwoman from A small southern town on November 09, 2010:

Often, when I come to HP, it is a tough decision to choose what hub to read first.

Not today!

You have encouraged me and 'sparked' me onward, in more ways than you can know.

God does indeed, give us what we need. Thanks for being the vessel which refilled me.

Sima Ballinger (author) from Michigan on November 09, 2010:

Thanks Lady_E for being the first to comment, I am glad you enjoyed reading this. I treasure your thoughts and comments.

Best to you,

Have A Great Day!


Elena from London, UK on November 09, 2010:

I enjoyed reading this. It spoke to me on many levels. A rich article indeed.

Best Wishes. :)

Sima Ballinger (author) from Michigan on November 08, 2010:

Thanks to Alternative Prime for encouraging me to write this Hub.

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