A fashion designer recently said that she knew what kind of woman she wanted to be before she knew what kind of career she’d have. That made me wonder, what kind of a woman am I? What kind of woman/man are you? Interesting to think about but it's a question with a gazillion answers.
We often use monikers about ourselves and others. I’m musical. She’s elegant. He’s all business. They’re the nerds. He’s so much fun. She tells the best stories. They’re collectors.
Before we go any further, quick, what are the three words you’d use to describe you? ______________, ______________, ______________.
There’s the physical. Are you agile, quick on your feet? Do you walk like a dancer, with rhythm or is your walk more athletic? Do you move with purpose? Are you energetic or slightly lethargic? Do you stand tall or is your stance a bit rounded? Before we even get to size and shape, there are so many physical descriptors. What are yours?
There’s personality. There are as many personality styles as there are humans. Actions, thoughts, feelings and attitudes – these are the things that make up a personality.
Thoughtful, kind, angry, hard-working, lazy, wise, thoughtless, caring, sweet, mean, bitter, friendly, unfriendly, leader, follower, doer. We could fill pages with personality characteristics. What describes your personality?
Don’t forget that our personality may have different shades or degrees – our public style, our friends and family style, our business style and on. Still, our basic personality crosses the many parts of our life.
On Monday, we’ll continue our look at some of things that express the kind of person you choose to be. In the meantime, you might collect the words that best describe you.