Display assurance and leadership. A positive, composed, and self-assured person makes a good role model. You don’t want someone who tries to bring you down or is depressed. Everyone admires someone who is content with their accomplishments while still aiming for greater heights. Never be afraid to stand out. Be proud of who you’ve become, no matter what you decide to do with your life, even if it means putting up with teasing. You want role models who won’t act fake or like someone they’re not in order to please other people. Interact and communicate with everyone. The key to effective communication is to listen as well as speak. People are inspired by leaders who clearly communicate their goals and motivations. Great role models are aware that their message must be consistent and repeated until it is understood by all. Be considerate and respectful of others. Despite the fact that you may be ambitious, successful, and intelligent, how you choose to treat others says a lot about you. Everyone can tell if you are assuming the best about others, not expressing gratitude, or putting others before yourself. Be well-rounded and knowledgeable. Excellent role models aren’t just “teachers,” either. They push themselves to step outside of their comfort zones, are lifelong learners, and hang out with smarter people. Team members will learn to stretch themselves in order to succeed when they see that their role model is capable of being many different things. Be proud of who you’ve become, no matter what you decide to do with your life, even if it means putting up with teasing. You want role models who won’t act fake or like someone they’re not in order to please other people.