Affable- I’m sure many people would say that I’m friendly and easy to talk to. I’m definitely someone that others come to when they need someone to listen to a problem. I try to give honest answers, but I also try to provide an angle that is perhaps different than the obvious angle that others may have already given.
Bright-I would say that I’m pretty intelligent. I pick up on things quickly and am quick-witted. This allows me to adapt when in any number of situations.
Compassionate- I am a very compassionate person. I care about others-a LOT. I care what happens to people and sympathize with others too. If someone is crying, I cry with them. When someone tells me something sad, I’m sad with them.
Determined-I’ve faltered, but I’ve never been one to take “no” for an answer. I’ve been through unimaginable gauntlets, but when the obstacles knock me down, I get back up. Hell, I’ll even crawl if I have to. Sometimes I’ll sit at an obstacle and cry because I don’t think I can make is past;I think maybe this time I’ve met my match. My breaking point. But, I always get up and move forward.
Easygoing-I don’t need the four seasons hotel when I go on vacation. Is it nice? Yes. But, I don’t need it. I’m laid back, I let things happen as they will, and try not to stress over the little things. There are too many big things to be concerned with. So yes, you can have the last cupcake I was saving. I’ll just buy more tomorrow.
Faithful-loyal to a fault, in fact. If I’m in a relationship, I’m in it through thick or thin. If the relationship isn’t working and it’s time for the relationship to end, I’ll end it as painlessly as possible. But again, based on some of my other traits, if I see faults in a relationship, whether within my family or outside of it, I don’t just end it right away. I try to find a way.
Generous-the blouse off of my back I will give to almost anyone. You need a coffee? I got you. You like my scarf? Look-I got you the same one in a different colour. You need someone to hang out with? Sure-I’m there. Now, this generosity isn’t always reciprocated, but I try not to let that bother me. It’s hard sometimes-specifically when it relates to the generosity of one’s time.
Humorous-I’m good at conjuring up the perfectly placed joke at the perfectly placed time. My mind works a million miles a minute, and this enables me to crack the perfect joke at the perfect time. I love to laugh and I love to make people laugh.
Intuitive-I’m very intuitive. I very much have the ability to see things-feel things. I need to listen to my powers of intuition more often. Sometimes these powers are saying things that I don’t want to hear, so I ignore them. I push them down and tune them out. And, almost always, my intuition comes back and says “I told you so”.
Kind-I like to think I’m kind. I’m nice to others and do what I can to help. This includes volunteering my time and my efforts. I try to read others, then bump up my level of kindness based on their needs. If I can tell someone is really down, I do my best to bring them back up.
Loyal-I’m definitely a loyal person. This includes both my professional and personal life. I’m loyal to my employer. This shows as I’ve been there for 10 years. I’m loyal to my friends. While I try not to break plans with others, if a really good friend NEEDS me, trust that I’ll be there.
Optimistic-my family helps me out a lot with this one. My friends too. I try to look on the bright side of things. I’ve really had to exercise my optimism these last number of weeks. When one thing goes wrong, it is human nature to focus on that, even though 10 things have gone right. In life, and in my career, though I may falter, for the most part I am very optimistic.
Patient-I put up with a LOT. Being patient is a big part of my personality. I’m patient with myself. Whenever I have a setback and have to claw my way back up to health, I’m patient with myself and my healing process. I’m patient with others, as I understand that others deal with things differently. My ways may not be your ways, and I understand that. I’m patient at work, as the nature of my job puts me in a position whereby I deal with nearly every demeanour of person everyday.
Quick-witted-trust me: if you make a joke, I’ve got a comeback in record time. It will make you laugh, and, again, it will be delivered impeccably and placed perfectly. I have my siblings to thank for my quickwit. Being the youngest of 3 siblings helped me learn to hold my own.
Reliable-if my friends need me-I’ll be there. I try not to let anyone down and I try not to disappoint anyone. If I say I’m going to be somewhere, unless I’m sick or otherwise unwell, I will be where I said I would be. I’m even there for those who perhaps aren’t there for me when I need them. It’s just who I am.
Sensitive-I’m very sensitive. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a strong person, but if I feel wronged, I will cry. If someone says or does something hurtful, I will cry. Not often in front of others..but I do she’d tears. I think it’s because I sometimes give others too much power in my own life. I need to take control (even) more. Something to work on perhaps. But there’s nothing wrong with a good cry every now and then.
Thoughtful- I always take other people’s thoughts and feelings into consideration. I think of others, and will do little things here and there just to let others know I’m thinking of them.
Understanding-I have my ups and downs. I’ve said that before. I know who I am. But I can never know what others are thinking or going through. Sometimes others will do dumb or mean things, or say rude or insensitive things. Not because they’re mean or awful people, but perhaps because they’re going through something. I may not understand what you’re going through…but…I understand.
Versatile-I’m able to adapt to a number of different situations. This includes comfortably hanging out with people with different interests, in different environments, different age groups, etc. This is a great trait in my opinion, whether in a business setting or a social setting.
Well-rounded-I try to have balance in my life. This includes making time for work, life, health, etc. At times, one thing in life may take priority over another, but in the end, I try to keep balanced. This even includes my diet. I eat what I want when I want. But, I crave and love broccoli, kale, asparagus, and brussle sprouts on one day, then cupcakes, chocolate, chips, and cookies the next.
I felt the need to write down the positive things about me, as I sometimes get stuck on negatives. Oftentimes the negative isn’t even about “me”, but things that happened to me or around me that make me unhappy. I will go back and read this post whenever I feel down. Sometimes it’s good to just…stop. Refocus. Be sad when you need to, but try not to let it consume you.