If you were to describe yourself in few words,

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How would you do that?

Okay, here’s the constraint, try to describe yourself in just 2 or 3 words. Don’t think about your whole life because that gets confusing. Just concentrate on your state of mind at this very moment, NOW, and see what you come up with.

And of course let us know in the comments what you thought of, or else we’ll never know :-)

Above is a picture of Michael’s daughter from Flickr. I do not know Michael but when I came across this picture on Flickr while browsing, I instantly added him as a ‘contact’. Michael’s entire collection is great and there are tons of inspirational shots in his sets but this one touched me the most because of his explanation below this picture. It took me back to my childhood.

And I instantly felt sad, happy and calm at the same time.

I was sad because every time I think of my dad, I yearn to see him, talk to him and sometimes I listen to his messages on my cell phone voice mail.

I felt happy that he gave me a very enriched childhood, loved us all very dearly and supported us in everything we ever wanted to do.

I felt calm knowing that my mom is doing better. I was talking to a friend the other day who works in a public utilities company. She gets to hear from a lot of the clients on a daily basis about their problems. It was sad to know that so many of the older folk ( the ones in their late 70s or early 80s even) suffer because their water and/or electricity was shut off because they hadn’t been able to pay their bills. It’s really sad but that gave me a weird sense of calmness about my mother ‘coz things could have been much worse than they really are.

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27 Responses to “ If you were to describe yourself in few words, ”

  1. i’d go for (a)humble and (b)unbelievably good looking.. a – coz i say so, b – coz my mom says so…

  2. @Ed: those are all great qualities and Im sure you’ll keep them 40yrs from now and beyond :) thanks for stopping by

    @Lars: wow.. Im sure you are… coz moms are usually right :)

  3. This is a really important exercise. People need to be able to brand themselves well for elevator pitches, blog taglines, even resumes and more.

    I also did a short post about it:

    Can You Describe Yourself in One Word?

    Jacob from JobMobs last blog post..20 Best-ever Web Comics About the Job You Want to Leave

  4. Hey, I love all these answers and how you ask the question Pearl, cool idea. Ok, upon short reflection of how I feel here it is:

    I feel blessed, aligned and passionate.
    Blessed about my life
    Aligned with the Universal forces and
    Passionate about what I do every day. :-)

  5. @Jacob.. I read your post. Seems like we all go through almost the same emotions at some point, just the timing is different :)

    @Monika.. those are the feelings most of us are after… great you are at a happy place in life :)

  6. FAT!!! That’s right. I changed my response. Just got back from the Outer Banks and I ate too many buffets. At this rate, I’ll weigh about 800 by December.

    Of course, I may get on Oprah since they will have to cut down the door to get me out!

  7. Tall, Dark, and Handsome.

    Tall: 6’2″

    Dark: Brown hair, Brown eyes, shady, life views similar to a dark comedy.

    Handsome: vain. need to tell myself that every once in a while. cause it goes with the other two.