Old souls have an extremely high standards
Being through so much, old souls have a strong sense of identity and they expect nothing but perfection from themselves. However, expecting so much from themselves they expect nothing less from others too.
Their principals are almost impenetrateable. Their priorities are well set. They might lack boundaries but their perfectionism is always there. They despise superficial and meaningless things with low quality that waste time.
But perfection is a grand illusion that, chasing it, can paradoxically make you blind to the perfect beauty around you. It can make you miss the perfection hiding in the imperfection of the world. It can make you very lonely.
Old souls expect a lot from themselves, so likewise, they expect a lot from their partners. While this is a great thing, it’s another quality that has to be kept in check. Nobody is perfect. It’s more important to be able to accept the qualities that aren’t perfect than it’s to just write a person off because they’re imperfect.
Old souls have baggage
As the soul grows you face and cope with different challenges and loses, adventures and experiences.
All of this leaves a mark on the self. It creates monsters to face, karma to deal with. Solely the memories from their past lifetimes stored deep in the unconscious of old souls are baggage themselves.
Even though old souls already dealt with all those things and grew pass them, they still have consequences. The fact that they learned those lessons makes them different individuals. It filters out people they want to connect with, the topics they want to talk about, things that excite them, things they want to do, learn.
While this is a great thing on its own, unresolved issues can still surface in close relationships. Old souls have a bigger baggage. They usually have a couple issues still pending. Most relationships face the unresolved issues problem, however, for a weak relationship this can be a deal breaker.
Old souls feel fear as intensely as they feel love
Fear is always a reminder that there is something on the other side, something you fear losing, something you love. That’s why the saying ‘everything you love is on the other side of fear’ or ‘the greatest treasure lies in the cave you most fear to enter’ are some of the truest sayings ever said.
The degree to which old souls love something is proportionate to how much they fear losing it, or not being “good enough” for it.
They don’t just love intensely, they feel everything else intensely, too, and sometimes, that gets in the way of the really good things in front of them.
That’s why when an old souls makes the first step it means SO MUCH. They are faced with their extremely intense fear, they risk losing something of GREAT significance to them. What is another chance to a regular person, for an old soul is soul crashing torment that can take months or even years to overcome. But a love from an old soul is a love that inspires art, music and the most epic stories ever told. It’s worth the wait.