No doubt others may have a variety of adjectives to describe me, all good, of course. But, I think it’s healthy to have one you can throw out there, kind of like your business card.
Hello, my name is Desiree and I’m impartial. . . but mostly about words that describe me.
I made the unfortunate mistake a few years ago when I was having a go at getting back into the working world by not having three words to describe myself to the interviewer. I struggled to come up with three, even though I should have been prepared to sell myself considering that’s what an interview is all about. I started off with detail-oriented, to which he replied, “That only counts as one.”
I’m not sure if he was trying to be funny, but trying to sum up who I am in three words is no laughing matter. And, now that I think about it, what the hell? As if I was trying to be all slick and sneak one in under the three-word radar. All I’m saying is that I needed a thesaurus and more time than he allotted.
Needless to say, I didn’t win him over with my lack of wordsmith skills considering the position called for creativity in selling the hotel. Now, had he asked me to throw out said adjectives to describe the hotel, it would have been easily done. But, describe me? Not so much when I was, and am, still trying to figure it out.
I guess it could be summed up with the notion that I don’t like to talk about myself. Ironic, I know, considering the concept of this blog. But really, it’s more all about you talking about me. See how that works? I write about me and then you talk about me. And yes, go ahead and use condescending for edifying purposes. Ooh, or maybe narcissistic given the prompt? And now my word could be helpful, right?
At least I can say my wheels are spinning on this self-describing name thing. I sometimes see others post on Facebook a request for friends to describe them with just one word, but I’m thinking that perhaps we need to do that for ourselves.
Ever thought about which one you’d chose? Let me know so I can see if it works for me, too. Okay, so maybe lazy might work here as well.
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