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Monday, May 04, 2009

I've come to realize that all my life I've been trying to be what others expect (to some extent). For example, while in school I was quiet/shy (still am), but from how others treated me and how I perceived it I would try to be what they thought I was. Or if I thought that goal was impossible then I would simply retreat from the comments (or comments I thought they were making) because I was pretty sure that trying to reach their perceptions of me was an impossible goal. I still feel that way at work where I'm not the most popular/sought after person. I'm not gregarious or outgoing but quiet and shy even having reached my forties. I'm finally deciding that it's all right to be who I am and to stop trying to be who others think I should be/am. I am fine just as I am. I'll just keep being that same mostly confident person who I happen to like and feel that if someone wants to take the time they can see what a great person I am even if I'm not outgoing and toot my own horn all the time! Ok, end of rant. :)
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MOONWILLOW1010 5/4/2009 9:59AM

    As long as you are happy with who you are...that is all that matters!

Great attitude!

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SONYA_J 5/4/2009 9:23AM

    Good for you! That sounds similar to me. I know now that I also have anxiety disorder, but still..my basic personality is rather introverted, and actually I'm okay with that.

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