7 signs you have a complex personality (which can’t be easily described)

Does feeling misunderstood feel like an everyday thing in your life? 

Do you constantly overexplain, question yourself, or feel out of place?

Everyone doesn’t feel that way, so if you do, your personality is unique – complex, even.

A lot of people walk through life feeling like they’re in the right place. 

Those of us with harder-to-pinpoint personalities: not so much. 

But there are more signs. If you relate to any of these, your personality can’t easily be described: 

1) You cry a lot…or not at all. 

If you have a complex personality, you might experience emotional inconsistency. 

On one hand, you burst into tears when you see a sad commercial. Tragic movie scenes could keep you shook for days, and when it feels like you’re losing control in a situation, the waterworks could really get going. 

But when your friend goes through the worst breakup of their life or your uncle dies, you might offer logical advice while secretly wondering why you cannot shed a single tear. 

Between these two moods, it’s clear that your emotional range is flip-flopping however it wants. 

So, if you’re flooded with feelings at times and then in an emotional lockdown at others, your personality might be at fault.

2) Most people despise your curiosity.

I haven’t met a single person who understands why I always need to know more. 

Whether I want to get to the bottom of mysteries or spend endless hours reading about the origins of a fashion trend, it always raises eyebrows. 

But the thing is…complex minds thrive on curiosity

Asking questions others consider too personal seems normal to people like us. And it’s really not because we’re nosy. We just genuinely want to understand the world and everyone in it. 

Sounds familiar?

Welcome to the gang!


It’s okay not to be content with surface-level interactions. 

Whatever you gain in your deep dives will make you a great conversationalist anyway. 

My only advice is to learn body language. Some people might feel like they’re under a microscope when you start questioning their stuff. 

3) You’re open-minded.

Does it feel like you’re more open to new ideas and perspectives than those around you? Well, congratulations! You’re flaunting another sign of complexity.

Having an open mind means you’re not stuck in your little bubble. Most people go through life nodding along to the same tune everyone else is playing.

But you’re different…

Your personality is different…

You like to know what different worlds offer.

So, if you…

  • Embrace different opinions…
  • Enjoy political debates…
  • Try exotic foods and visit unexplored spots…
  • Grow when life throws you curveballs…

…it means you’re willing to learn, evolve, and adapt if you have to. 

You’re probably also the go-to person when someone needs advice. This is because you don’t judge and are always ready to consider the bigger picture. 

Wanna know what goes hand in hand with open-mindedness?


So, if…

4) You’re creative at heart…

…then you have a wonderfully complex personality – like me and many others!

You see, creativity is one of the most vibrant signs of this personality type.


Well, simply put, it adds magic to the mundane. And not everyone understands that.

Creative souls look at a blank canvas and envision masterpieces. They turn things others don’t understand into art and see possibilities when others give up.

It doesn’t matter if you’re channeling this through painting, writing, making music, gardening, fashion, or cooking…

What matters is your unique perspective and influence

Daydream. Doodle. And take pride in this aspect of your personality. 

After all, it’s us creative lot who add the most vivid colors to life. 

So, embrace the fact that…

5) You don’t conform to societal norms.

Truth is, the rebel in you is the reason why your life is so exciting and fulfilling. 

Let’s face it: society has a set of rules and expectations that it likes to lay down like a neatly paved road. 

But traveling on those less-known hidden pathways is way more exciting!

Complex personalities love exploring things most people find ridiculous. 

Is your career choice a bit unconventional?

Or did you decide that settling down in the traditional sense isn’t your cup of tea?

Maybe you embrace an alternative lifestyle and challenge cultural stereotypes…

Whatever it is, you have your personality to thank for that.

It’s not that you’re intentionally trying to defy norms – you just have a strong sense of individuality. 

And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with prioritizing authenticity, even when it goes against what others accept as normal. 

6) You’re resilient. 

If you have a complex personality, you’re probably used to being questioned, scrutinized, and isolated. 

In short, people don’t understand you. 

And when people don’t understand something, they often criticize or shut it out. 

Luckily, complex personalities include resilience. 

Sure, you still deal with emotions, feel left out, and get hurt. 

But eventually, you bounce back.

You’ve got a strong spirit, made from tough stuff and filled with hope, adaptability, and an unwavering belief in your ability to conquer whatever comes your way. 

So, if you’ve been told that you’re unbreakable or if you’re the go-to friend for lifting others up when they’re down, your personality might be more complex than you think.

7) You’re unsure if you’re an introvert or an extrovert.

Have you ever found yourself experiencing a little identity crisis whenever someone asks if you’re introverted or extroverted? I have! 

And take it from me – it’s a sure sign of complex personalities. 

You see, most people can quickly classify themselves as either introverts or extroverts. 

Introverts feel energized when they’re alone and find most social interactions draining. 

Extroverts thrive in social settings and recharge when they connect with others. 

But then there are those of us with complex personalities…

On some days, we’re the life of the party, working the room like there’s no tomorrow. 

On other days, we just want to curl up with a book or Netflix, and the thought of social gatherings makes us cringe. 


Join the club!

Your complex personality makes you adaptable to different social situations. But it also means you never figure out where you truly belong on the introvert-extrovert spectrum.

But here’s the thing: that’s perfectly okay!

Complex personalities aren’t limited by labels anyway. You can be a bit of both. 

And in a world that likes to classify and categorize, being your own person is like a breath of fresh air. 

You don’t need to fit neatly into society’s boxes. Embrace the human experience. 

Be proof that it’s possible to be wonderfully diverse, not easily defined, and free. 

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Natasha Combrink

Nats is a writer who loves creating content for purposeful brands. She enjoys spending time outdoors, crafting, and diving down rabbit holes. After rediscovering life, she wants to help others live to their full potential. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.

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