6 Unwritten Rules That Make You a Powerful Person

Self-acceptance is the foundation of personal power.

Victor Mong
6 min readJun 1


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What makes a person powerful?

A lot of us believe that power is external; in our job titles, salaries, or the positions we occupy.

While external power is great and can open doors, real power starts within. It goes beyond money, talent, and position.

At its core, personal power begins with self-mastery and the ability to influence and impact the world around us. It’s the inner strength that propels us to take action, make meaningful choices, and create positive change in our lives and the lives of others.

Here’s how you cultivate your own personal power and set yourself on the path of success and meaning.

Treat Yourself With Respect

How you treat yourself is the first indicator of whether others will see you as a powerful person.

People treat you exactly how you treat yourself.

Let’s say you walked into a room, head held high and exude an aura of strength and self-assuredness.

This sends a strong message to others that you deserve to be treated with respect, kindness, dignity, and fairness, enhancing the quality of your interactions.

When people know you respect, they’re more likely to treat you with the same level of care and respect.

This enables you to step into your power, empowers you to set healthy boundaries, and make choices that align with your who you are.

Now, I’m not saying that treating yourself with respect is about being self-centered or selfish.

Quite the opposite. It’s about recognizing your inherent worth and setting healthy boundaries.

It’s about understanding that by prioritizing yourself, you become a more empowered version of yourself. And that is where true personal power lies.

Accept yourself wholly

The most powerful people are those who live authentically; they’re at peace with who they are and embrace themselves without judgement or expectations of society.



Victor Mong

15x Top Writer // I research and write science-based advice on life, productivity & health // info.victormong@gmail.com