Last week we had a Press Week at my school. It was epic! It was basically a chance for media students to interact with media professionals and learn how to put our theory to practice.
Anyway, there was this speaker, Dan Mule, from Nation Media Group who addressed the topic of personal branding.
There were five steps to creating your personal brand and the fifth one was: six words to describe you.
What six words would you use to describe yourself? What six words would your friends describe you with? I was very curious so first thing I did when I got home was to ask my two close friends and the person who knows me best; me.
Lets get to it.
Maddo went first.
I am extremely cautious in everything I do but most especially, in what I say. I think before saying anything; everything that comes out of my mouth is filtered.
This annoys her so much😂😂 because it makes it impossible to know exactly what I think. I hold myself back from saying what I really feel for fear of hurting someone’s feelings. I agree😅
I am a neat freak. I love my things(and others’) to be orderly.
It’s like a curse😂
I am very private about my affairs. I withhold so much information about myself or my life when my friends are busy opening up about theirs.
I am just a very reserved person💁 I am working on opening up more though.
4. (Hater of conflict).
I couldn’t find a proper adjective to describe this. I absolutely hate conflict and avoid it at all costs.
Even an arguement on the smallest of things drains all my energy and happiness. It’s as if my soul is being drained.
Maybe that’s why I’m cautious with my words? To avoid conflicts? Psychoanalysis anyone?
(I literally aaawed at this one.)
I am very intelligent. Among the most intelligent people she knows😂 I am very humble by the way😅
I plan for everything. I have a list of goals and stategies and steps to follow joted down on my various notebooks😂
I thrive on planning for anything. It gives me a clear vision of where I’m headed. Also gives me a sense of control. I am kind of a control freak😅
Stacia went next.
I criticize myself too much. I see faults in myself others cannot even see. I am too hard on myself.
I totally agree. I am my biggest critic. I’ll criticize my body, my art, my social skills, basically anything about me. The thing is, especially with my art, I have so much more potential to do better and I push myself to reach that potential ,too hard at times.
If it appears more than twice, I’m winning at it😊 unless it’s a negative.
3. (Phone addict.)
I am always on my phone. When I wake up, it’s the first thing I’ll look at.
90% of the time, I’m reading an e-book or writing something on my phone or running around wikipedia or having a really interesting conversation or passing through social media. The other 10% I spend going through my gallery or staring at my wallpaper so I look like I’m busy when in actual sense, I’m avoiding something or someone😅 This is clearly a problem.
I am always thinking of other people. How are they feeling? What do they need? How will they feel if I say this?(hence the cautious words maybe?)
I do think of other people a lot and sometimes forget myself. I am learning to put myself first these days and still mind everyone else around me.
I know so many things about almost everything. I almost know every song, every movie that was ever made, almost every science related thing….you get the gist? My general knowledge is on another level🙈
I am still very humble😅
I think she was calling me a nerd polietly. Thanks babe☺
Ps: If you’re looking for a nerd for your game night, contact me. Take my friend’s word for it.
6. (Talented singer.)
I can really sing. Like really sing. But I don’t show my talent.
Okay, I love singing. It’s great therapy to be honest but again, I have the potential to be better. I’m not ready to push myself that hard to be better at it. At least not now. I’m currently focusing on other things.
I was the last one.
This is one of my biggest flaws. I simply cannot decide what I want sometimes. It’s frustrating but I am a work in progress😃
I put my heart and soul into things and people and causes I love and care about. I always go hard for them.
I believe in the power of humanity and our capacity to love and actually change the world. Of course humanity can disappoint you and you lose faith in them sometimes but I try to be the love I want to see in the world.
If you read my blog, you know my struggles😂
I am really working hard to follow through with things I decide to do.
The fact that I hate conflict makes me a propagator of peace. I like to maintain peace wherever I am.
I am also calm and quiet unless you disrespect me and try to take away my rights and freedoms, then we’ll have a problem.
I guess that’s where I draw the line and get involved in conflict. It will tear me apart but my dignity as a human being is far more important.
This excersise was such an eye opener. Somethings I never even realised about myself till my friends pointed them out. You guys should try it out with your friends and see how it goes.
But first, give me one word to describe yourself in the comments. Any word you feel like😃
Special thanks to my rommates Maddo and Stacia – my country 21 people😂