Day 29: What do you think people misunderstand most about you?
Let me give you a brief overview of what I told you about myself so far…
I am moody.
I have a tendency towards melancholy.
I overthink and worry too much.
I am honest, sometimes too honest.
I seem to lack genuine compassion or sympathy if I think you caused your own problems.
My life is all about structure, schedules, routine, practicality, organization, detailed planning, and control. I lack all sense of spontaneity.
I am stubborn and resistant towards change.
I am a clean freak. I don’t ask others for help, yet complain when I shoulder all of the work.
I am so highly motivated and hard working that I often make others around me feel bad.
I am a perfectionist with very high standards.
I don’t listen to the advice of others. I could care less about doing what others want me to do and fitting in.
I have a very intense personality, especially under stress.
With that being said, I can see how you could misunderstand that I am a drag to be around! I come across as shy at first, but I really am a lot of fun! Seriously!!
There is never a dull moment when you are with me. I am eccentric enough not to be boring. I am up for just about any new adventure. I have a quick wit and a great sense of humor. It doesn’t matter if we are friends or strangers, our table will likely be the one filled with laughter. I absolutely love making people laugh and play the part of comedian.
Just this week, my employee and I were reminiscing about our grandmothers. Just as she was on the verge of tears, I was able to bring her to tears of laughter. She said that she really likes that quality in me. I have the ability to have deep meaningful conversations about serious issues that end in tears of laughter..
I didn’t always play the part of comedian. Previously, I played the part of serious and overly responsible first born. My baby brother was the clown. The funny thing is that over time, our roles flip flopped. He has become more serious and I have become more of a clown. I am not sure how or why this happened…
I don’t know how it happened, but I am going to celebrate the fact that someone with an anal personality can be such a smart ass. Nothing but wise cracks here. Better keep it clean though…Ha ha ha ha… Just the clean freak in me, no pun intended!
Now get back to work!