Knowing Yourself6:28 PM
I might be a bit young, but in my nearly 18 years I've spent an immense amount of time trying to know myself and discover who I am. I believe it's made getting past peer pressure, finding good friends, and learning what I want in the future a lot easier for me.
I'm going to try and not make this all about being introverted, this post is not only for introverted eyes, but...
This recently happened to me, as my older brother is interviewing for an internship at a business where he has to sell insurance to people in order to do well.
"You're a perfect fit for this job," The interviewer told him, "You have everything we're looking for,"
My older brother smiled, awaiting the interviewers next response.
"The only thing is..." he pauses, "If you want this internship, you need to become less quiet,"
I understand that for the job he needs to be a little more sociable, but the interviewer believes that my older brother needs to change his whole personality for the business...which is just an internship.
While it would be great experience for my brother, I hate that he's so eager to change himself for someone/something else. I feel that if he knew himself better, then he would have an easier time figuring out what kind of internship/job to pick. The entire thing is making him believe that being the way he is, is BAD. I don't know about you, but I don't like that.
What advice do I give to you as to getting to know yourself?
- Spend free time alone
- Write in a journal, reflecting on the day
- Take a personality test
- Make a list of your likes/dislikes