We often use specific words to describe ourselves and others, and those words tend to reflect some sort of category. A friend recently told me she doesn’t know who she is: sometimes she’s more of a hippie, other times she’s more mainstream. She said she never fully feels as though she fits in because she’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I told her that’s a wonderful thing – imagine: you don’t have to “fit in” to a category to know who you are. Let me show you what that means for me.

 

Word I Use To Describe Myself: A Painter
But with focus on process, not product

Word I Use To Describe Myself: A Drummer, singer, cellist, pianist, clarinetist 
Category I Do NOT Use To Define Myself: 
A Musician

Word I Use To Describe Myself: A Reader
Category I Do NOT Use To Define Myself: 
A Nerd

Word I Use To Describe Myself: Creative
Category I Do NOT Use To Define Myself: 
Mischievous

 

Word I Use To Describe Myself: Funny
Category I Do NOT Use To Define Myself: 
Comedian

Word I Use To Describe Myself: Colorful & Adventurous 
But:
A scaredy-cat

Word I Use To Describe Myself: Bold
But:
Quiet

 

Word I Use To Describe Myself: Outspoken
But:
Soft-Spoken

Word I Use To Describe Myself: Feminine & Delicate
But:
Assertive

Word I Use To Describe Myself: Proper
But:
Silly

Word I Use To Describe Myself: Goofy
But:
Passionate

 

Word I Use To Describe Myself: Patriotic
But: American and Israeli – and proud of both

Word I Use To Describe Myself: Independent & Modern
But:
Old School & Traditional

 

Word I Use To Describe Myself: Fit
But Not:
Sporty

Word I Use To Describe Myself: A Gym Rat
But Not: 
Athletic

Word I Use To Describe Myself: Healthy
But:
Lenient

Something About Myself: I Don’t Eat Meat
But Not: 
A Vegetarian

 

Word I Use To Describe Myself: Spiritual
Category I Do NOT Use To Define Myself: 
New-Age Hippie

Word I Use To Describe Myself: Religious
Category I Do NOT Use To Define Myself: 
Orthodox

Word I Use To Describe Myself: Jewish
But I Am: 
Ashkenazi and Sephardi, observant and non-observant, traditional and modern

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I hope this long (self-centered) list makes sense and resonates with you. I hope you understand you can be a little piece of a lot of items, without having to be categorized in one way or another. 

About the author

Dr. Mishmish

MBA, MA. Have more fun. Worry less. Laugh more. Be good to yourselves & others. Grow, learn, and develop.

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