You're older than you think.
This isn't your first time at the life-rodeo. We’ve all heard someone referred to as an old soul and it can be a confusing description.
What does it mean to say that someone is an old soul? Does it mean that they’re old or that they act old? Can an old soul be up on current trends or do they stand out in the way that they’re solidly old-fashioned?
When someone is described as having an old soul it simply means that they’re wise beyond their years. They’re mature, they think before they act and they tend not to act irrationally.
It's as if they’ve been here before and they picked up some knowledge and understanding along the way. If you believe in reincarnation or past lives, someone with an old soul has done this life thing before.
Sometimes a person with an old soul prefers to spend their time alone and they avoid crowds; they tend to be introverts rather than extroverts. They tend to be a bit withdrawn and thoughtful.
Old souls like people but they need time to think and consider the mysteries of life. Although they do have friends, they don’t collect friends the way some people do; they’re more selective because they take interpersonal relationships very seriously. They need people that they can relate to and who they can trust implicitly.
Those with old souls aren’t into material or flashy things, they don’t usually indulge in gossip, and they’re not interested in anything that is trendy or doesn’t pass the test of time. If you’re an old soul you value experiences, original thought, and people.
Generally, old souls are kind and patient to other people. They listen with open minds and are thought of as being extremely caring and rich with inner wealth. If you suspect you might be an old soul, astrology can help. Here's whether or not you might be an old soul, based on your zodiac sign.
You don't waste time questioning things from every angle. You don't need to justify your behavior to yourself or to anyone else. You know that time is precious and you don't have the patience for stupidity. You'd rather just get it done rather than sitting on your ass and talking about getting it done. You believe that things tend to work out the way they're supposed to and you don't need to monkey things up with constantly asking why.
You don't play games with people's emotions. You're not into playing hard to get or being fake. You sometimes find the rules of modern dating exhausting and you wonder why people can't just say what they mean. You always tell it like it is and you never leave people guessing about where you stand on an issue, how you feel about something or someone, or what you believe is the right way to act.
You're not about drama for the sake of drama. You don't see the point of getting stressed out if you don't have to and you're mindful about how you spend your time. You're not busy just to be busy; you'd rather spend time with people you care about and really connecting with them. You know the world sees being busy as being productive but you don't buy into that way of thinking.
You care about people even when they're at their darkest. You're a true friend and are there for the long-haul. You understand that no one is happy all the time and that loving unconditionally means loving them no matter what their mood is. It's not always easy dealing with someone who is in pain but you know that pain, anger, and sadness are all part of the human experience, and even when someone is going through a dark period, you're still able to see their light.
You're fiercely loyal and that's not just when the person you're standing up for is there to witness it. It has been said that loyalty comes easily to old souls because they've learned that dependability and faithfulness are the foundations of strong relationships. You're by the side of the people you love at all times but especially when they need it the most. No one that you care about should ever feel that they're utterly alone without support on your watch.
You're able to tackle problems from all sides. You know that there's always another way to do something but you also know when to stick with the tried and true method. You don't have to think outside the box if the box is working perfectly fine. You know the perfect method for whatever needs fixing as if you've had a lifetime of trying things out, only to come up with your own way of doing things.
You give great advice and you really are wise beyond your years. All your friends come to you when they need help and you always seem to have the best suggestions and solutions to any kind of problem, especially love problems. You're also kind of psychic with your ability to take into consideration what will happen in the future and how it affects the advice you're giving.
You think things through and when you commit to something, it's for life. Considering things from every angle is part of your process, no matter how impatient you might be. But when you make a decision, it's always the right one. Your faith in your own self may come from your absolute certainty that what you do and say is almost always right.
You help people to look at the world in new and exciting ways. You get what it means to be human and you have a deep appreciation for being alive. You know that our time here on earth is limited which is why you want to see and do as much as you possibly can. You don't take life for granted.
Age really has no meaning for you and you enjoy the company of older people as much as you do those your own age. You enjoy hearing stories from the past and you appreciate everything that older people have to give. You're generous with your time and you're respectful of your elders. You look forward to growing older and becoming wise.
You love learning and nothing makes you feel more content and happy than learning about yourself, other people and the world. You look at learning by not where it can lead to but how it helps you to grow as a person. You're interested in a variety of subjects and can find almost anything fascinating, so you're rarely bored.
You have a deep understanding of the benefits of giving and you do so without any intention of getting something in return. When you give to others, it's an act of love as you know that giving your time, money, and/or the material goods you have no need for is one of the most rewarding things you can do. You would give the shirt off your back if someone needed it more than you.