Girl Before a Mirror
“O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us
To see oursels as others see us!
It wad frae mony a blunder free us,
An' foolish notion!
What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us,
And ev'n devotion!” ... Robbie Burns
If you were given six words -- and only six words -- to describe yourself, what would they be? You can give this some thought, or you can jump in. And then, if you were given six words to describe yourself as you think others see you, what would those six words be? It's strange how often the two lists are quite different. One of the words that would be on both lists is "funny". People often describe themselves as funny, and they think that other folks perceive them as funny as well. Humor is a bonding emotion.
What is even more interesting is how the sexes differ in their descriptions of themselves and each other. Women rarely describe other people -- male or female -- by using physical characteristics, whereas men almost exclusively use physical characteristics in describing themselves and others.
You're invited to give it a try. Use six words to describe yourself as you see yourself, and then six words to describe yourself you think other see you. Don't be shy...
I am going to leave this post up for a few days, because I have had so many wonderful visitors to my blog, and I haven't had an opportunity to visit everyone. So, for the next few days I will visiting all you folks. Put the coffee on.