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Traits and Faves

If you’ve followed my blog for any amount of time, you might’ve noticed a nice “Reflections” tab, where I’ve dedicated a space to writing. I have musings, thoughts, poetic scribbles, and scrambles of my editorial past. My vanity as a writer is typed up in this section, and it’s an area I like to fill.

When I was asked to come up with a list of words to describe myself, it fell nicely under Reflections.

Who am I? What do I like? How do I feel? This is kind of My Thing. #ThanksBill. I’ve got plenty of traits and characteristics ready to overthink, then share.

5 Words To Describe Me

Self-aware

Painfully so. My self-awareness jumps out to me, because I often feel so calculated and anxious. I know how I present myself, my tone of voice, how I take up space on the sidewalk, the volume of my sneeze, and how annoying my pandering “read my blog” tweets can be. I am self-aware to a fault, because I’m almost over-analyzing my every move.

Fun fact: I’m aware of others, too. Chewing, deep breathing, moods, tone, pace, behaviors, you name it. I’m paying attention. Sometimes it’s a curse, but I can’t help but notice things, big and small.

Empathetic

Perhaps my proudest trait, I have empathy coursing through my veins. Though I sometimes wish that I didn’t automatically consider everyone’s feelings and circumstance and perspective, I wouldn’t trade my compassion for anything. I know that my character has been built on understanding, and I’m more than okay with that.

Soft 

Soft sums me up in different ways, covering a lot of ground. First, I’m a little sensitive. I have a soft inner shell, with a breakable exterior. I don’t cry very often, but I feel very deeply. It’s taken a long time for me to be comfortable with confrontation (I understand that it’s necessary and important, but it still makes my skin crawl sometimes), and I have a peace-keeping nature. Second, I am kind. I think that my words have a softness and a comfort, because I want others to feel warmth. Last, I am on the quiet side. My introverted nature often feels like a soft whisper among loud-spirited energies, unless I’m surrounded by those who know me well.

Even

When I say even, it’s probably because I can’t think of a better way to describe my brain orientation. Here’s what I mean: I am incredibly artistic and creative. At the same time, I’ve always been logical and allow straight lines to define my thinking. Is writing my favorite thing? Sure. But I was advanced in math, too. As much of a dreamer as I can be, I’m goal-oriented on a day-to-day basis. I think I’m even, though many people might not realize it.

Driven

When I want something, I do everything in my power to get it done. I want it accomplished, usually as quickly as possible. If I want a clean house, I’ll drop whatever I’m doing and won’t stop until I’m satisfied. When I write, I’ll go and go without breaks until I have finished. I find myself consumed with finish lines and goals, and make them a priority. If I have the energy, my motivation comes with the idea of completion. I am driven, and thrive when I check things off my lists, big and small.

Quick Favorites

Now, for our lightning round, here are a random assortments of faves.

Fave…

  • animal: pig
  • restaurant: Tomasitas
  • airport: DIA
  • weekend activity: hot springs
  • food: spaghetti
  • sport: baseball
  • cuisine: Mexican food, though Indian food is a close second
  • day: 9/16/17
  • tv show: (gasp! too hard for just one) Jane the Virgin, the Office, Parks & Rec, Game of Thrones
  • date: travel/weekend trip
  • dream: writing a novel
  • color: blue

 

Thanks for tuning in to this special edition of over-sharing on the internet.

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21 thoughts on “Traits and Faves

  1. I like this idea! I can’t remember the last time I stopped and took a few moments to self-reflect. I, too, struggle with being painfully self-aware, to the point of being self-conscious about everything. I guess it’s something we’ll both have to work through! Great post!

  2. I love the words that you described yourself. Being empathetic is a very valuable skill, especially when others want to talk things out. It’s great that you’re driven as well! Always chase after the gold. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  3. I love self-reflection. I do this on a daily basis, so I love to see how others go about it for their own lives.

    It amazes me how much certain types of people have in common, but we call our similarities by different names.

    I love your “Even” discriprtion. Creative and logical. It’s nice to be able to tap into different sides of the brain at any given time.

    Great post!

    1. I think it’s really important! Normally I keep it pretty tied up internally, so it was interesting to unleash it into a blog post. It felt a little narcissistic or self-indulgent at first, but I think it’s okay to share sometimes.

      Thank you so much for your feedback and for reading!

  4. This is such a cool post idea! I love how you explained feeling emphatic and even – as I sometimes feel that way too! Also I LOVE the office hahahah

  5. Love this concept! Sometime we get distracted with life and forget to take a moment to self-reflect. This post was truly inspiring. Thank you!

  6. Love this! Self reflection is so important, and I think sometimes people mistake that for being self critical. Your traits make you who you are! I really love the “even” trait <3 thanks so much for sharing X

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