Sunday, March 17, 2013
There's a certain personality type that find themselves seeking careers as teachers, nurses, social workers, caregivers.... People are our greatest joy! People are also our downfall. It's a very fine line.
I genuinely enjoy people. I find each story fascinating and I am skilled at getting people to share their stories with me. People generally find it easy to trust me. And they listen to what I say!! It's a rush. My mom tells me that as a kid I was really easy-going (lucky for her because my older sister was/is pretty high-strung!). I was willing to do anything that involved people and as long as I could talk. I think the "caring" person also like to talk a lot!!
I suppose at their weakest the Caring person is susceptible to peer pressure, and at a high risk of being taken advantage of. The Caring person tends to get their self-worth from how they are viewed by the people around them.
No one would say I am weak. (Except maybe me.) I am and have been strong for many people. (Except myself.)
So who exactly am I??!!?? It's difficult to separate myself from those around me. What are really my interests?... not just those I've taken on because of friends and family. What are my personality traits?...not those that I've taken on because there were voids in my circle of relationships. What do I want to accomplish? .... not dreams I take on because those are the dreams of my loved ones.
Is this whole losing weight idea even mine?? Or am I doing it because someone else suggested it?? Or because I think it's what my family wants?
How do I go about figuring all this out??
Not a very helpful blog. Sorry. Stripping back the layers is hard work. Figuratively and literally.