I hate being defined. I hate being put in a box. However, the facts are that I have one. Everyone has one Miriam Webster was kind enough to give me mine. Or, at least to flesh it out.
Introvert: one whose personality is characterized by introversion; broadly : a reserved or shy person.
Introversion: the state of or tendency toward being wholly or predominantly concerned with and interested in one’s own mental life.
Small: of a size that is less than average
Synonyms: bantam, diminutive, dinky, dwarf, dwarfish, fine, little, pint-size, pocket, pocket-size , puny, pygmy, slight, smallish, undersized
Related Words: petite, scrubby, stunted, bitty, inappreciable, infinitesimal, micro, microscopic, midget, miniature, miniaturized, minute, teeny, teeny-weeny, tiny, wee, underweight, meager, poor, scant, scanty, scarce, skimpy, slender, slim, spare, sparse, stingy, deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, wanting
Mother: a female parent.
Wife: a female partner in a marriage.
Female: of, relating to, or being the sex that bears young or produces eggs.
Parent: one that begets or brings forth offspring.
Blogger: a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer.
Writer: one that writes; author.
Passive-aggressive: being, marked by, or displaying behavior characterized by the expression of negative feelings, resentment, and aggression in an unassertive passive way (as through procrastination and stubbornness).
Procrastinator: to put off intentionally and habitually.
Stubborn: unreasonably or perversely unyielding; performed or carried on in an unyielding, obstinate, or persistent manner.
Skeptic: a person who is always ready to doubt or question the truth or existence of something.
Synonyms: disbeliever, doubter, questioner, unbeliever
Related Words: cynic, misanthrope, pessimist, derider, ridiculer, scoffer
Logical: capable of reasoning or of using reason in an orderly cogent fashion
Dreamer: one who lives in a world of fancy and imagination.
Oxymoron: a combination of contradictory or incongruous words; broadly : something (as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements
Friend: one attached to another by affection or esteem; one that is not hostile.
Sympathetic: existing or operating through an affinity, interdependence, or mutual association; given to, marked by, or arising from sympathy, compassion, friendliness, and sensitivity to others’ emotions; showing empathy.
Empathetic: the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner.
I’m done. This is my box. For now. At least, the box I could think of. I’m sure you all could add. You should. Tell me more, I’ll define myself further into my box. I do not think it is a bad thing, I think it healthy to realize who you are and who you want to be. To accept where appropriate and make changes where they should be made. This was fun. Cathartic. Highly recommended.
Edit: Linking this blog to Jenn’s. Here she waxes beautifully about identity and definition.