Are you the same person to everyone? To family, friends, co workers? On Facebook and off? Can you be counted on to present one self to the world….or do you have two selves.
One personality that’s “for company” as our mom’s used to say.
And one that is more…your true self.
I’m not talking about basic courtesies we use in customer service. I’m talking about…who are you?
I recently came across this issue rather unexpectedly when a friend’s conversation on Facebook came through my feed and it was a completely different personality than we knew this person to be. I was taken aback and yep…pretty turned off.
This led me to think…how many people are putting forward completely different personalities for the world to see?
With me…what you see is what you get.
I may not be your favorite person. I am too sarcastic, I am very honest and I put it right out there. I frequently put my foot in my mouth because I tend to speak (or write as the case may be) as I’m thinking, without pause to consider what I’m saying and if it’s coming out the way I want it to. I’m actually much better at this now that I’m older and wiser. Still not perfect. Oh no. Why…just today… sigh…
But I love fiercely and I try my best to live by the Golden Rule or Ethic of Reciprocity.
Gotta be honest. This usually creates personality repellent.
I have a quality handful of friends. And let me stress quality. They know me. They know when my personality has taken over. And they know I’ll apologize because even I know when my personality has taken over.
I work hard to be the same person to everyone. Honest, kind, generous. I am not perfect so of course, I have my moments for sure.
I don’t think I would WANT to be the kind of person who has to hide a part of themselves.
If you have to hide who you are from a group of friends, is that who you really want to be?
O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.
Food for thought.