Okay, is it just me or can anyone else believe that it’s already Wednesday?? It’s crazy! But I’m not complaining- it only means that Friday is closer :D.
Thank you all for weighing in on Monday’s post and giving me ideas about how I can decide whether or not my hunger is real! I really appreciate it!
So, in several of my courses this semester we’ve already been asked or will be doing an assignment where we have to describe ourselves. To be more specific, last week we had to write down 3 things that best expressed our personalities for an in-class “get to know you” session. For an upcoming assignment I will have to write a self-reflection paper on what I think my current communication styles are, and strengths and weaknesses that I see in how my personality and communication style will impact my interaction with others.
Here’s the thing though….I’ve realized that I have a really hard time describing myself.
Actually, I’ve always found it challenging to do this, but I think I just finally realized it haha.
On applications, in interviews, when people ask me direct questions, etc. I struggle to think about who I am and to find words that describe me, and elaborate about my qualities or the things that make me who I am.
In fact, this is slightly embarrassing to admit, but in this survey I had to ask my mom for ideas of words that she would use to describe me and some of the things I should be proud of accomplishing.
Perhaps I have trouble doing this because I see myself as being multidimensional, and I don’t want to label myself as something when I feel like I only own that quality under certain instances. I feel like there are a lot of pieces that put me together, and trying to narrow it down to several is hard. I also am very aware of things that I’ve accomplished and I am proud of myself, but “bragging” about the things I’ve done or putting myself in the spotlight is not something I’ve ever been comfortable with.
I think the real reason I have difficulty describing myself though, is because I don’t do enough “reflection” in my life. Up until having this blog I’ve never been a diary keeper of sorts. I’ve always lived through moments and experiences and yes, I think about them (sometimes way too much) but do I really reflect on how they impacted me? Not usually. I like to hold things in and bottle up how they make me feel. I’ve always been this way, and I have definitely been pushing myself to open up…but that can be a very hard and daunting task.
I’m starting to realize, though, how beneficial it would be to be able to describe myself. I think it would enable me to be a more confident person (because duh, I would know who I am :)) and it could help me learn from my mistakes and successes so that I can become a better person. Um, I like the sound of both of those things! Perhaps I should start journaling? I’ll have to think of ways that I can reflect on myself and my life.
I hope you all have a fantastic hump day! And I apologize if this post is kind of rando…it’s just something that I’ve been thinking about!
Are you good at describing yourself?
How often do you reflect on your life? How do you go about it?