knowing oneself

@averygirl72 (16617)
Philippines
July 25, 2011 7:08pm CST
Do we really know our self well? Each of us is special. If there is 5 words that will best describe you what it could be, some maybe the most frequent comment you get from others or some maybe what you really think is you are no matter what. People may not understand us sometimes but all in all it is only us and no one else can truly understand what is inside of us.
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@nurseclare (2210)
• Philippines
26 Jul 11
GOD trully understand me, sometimes I really don't understand myself. And there is God who is so loving and open arms.
• Philippines
26 Jul 11
People say about me that I am -- Sweet -- Generous -- Sophisticated -- Tactless -- Good heart
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
1 Aug 11
Personally I would say we are supposed to know ourself Best but personally when there are things that we do not like about ourself than we are the ones who should be in control to change them. It should not really matter what others think and feel because personally they are not walking in our shoes, and seeing our situation like we are. The only person that can truly be there that we can count on, besides close family is God. This means remembering to say our Prayers and Trusting in him even thru the worst times that everything is going to be OK.
• Indonesia
26 Jul 11
Right, most understand our selves is own. But do not rull out the possibillity of self-assessment of people againts. Some times they have point as input to fix existing deficiensis
@samafayla33 (1857)
• United States
26 Jul 11
quiet, po,simple, easy going, funny
@aishiya (15)
• Philippines
26 Jul 11
Personally, I do know myself well. Some people may think otherwise. They might describe in a way that is the total opposite of who I am just by judging me in what I do, which in the most part have a reason behind them, which is unknown to them and which I don't usually share. Things I'd rather keep to myself. Some can describe me correctly based on what they have observed while others just don't seem to get it. There's no better way to get me better than to talk to me, have an in-dept conversation, which rarely happens since I don't open up easily even to those people who are close to me, even with my family. If there would be five words to best describe me, that would be the following: Deep - I am a pretty deep person. It takes a lot of years to really get to know me and most of my perception of things, ideas, understanding, etc. are different from others that sometimes when others found out about it, they would sometimes say, "I have never thought about it," or "I never thought you would think of it in that way." Optimistic - Sometimes to the point that I am usually regarded as childish. I never want to lose the innocence of being a child, but that doesn't mean that I don't want to mature. I just love how simple thinkers kids are, their curiosity, how easy it is for them to forgive, move on, have fun, enjoy themselves among other things. Loving - It doesn't necessarily means being loving to other people like your family but also being in love with life and the things that surrounds you, things you don't give notice to most of the time and suddenly finding importance in those things. Things you tend to waste instead of treasure. Curious - As much as possible I try out something new or learn something new whether it has something to do with new gadgets, knowledge, sports, idea, perspectives and no matter how simple or difficult it may be. It may be through experience, by talking to people or reading, etc. Complete - Complete because I am happy for who I am and who I want to be, with what I have and what I lack, with what I have achieved and those I strive hard for, with those I am good at and those I can't do. I am happy and contented with what I used to be, what I have become and in what I will be in the future.
• Philippines
26 Jul 11
Yep, it's only us who can truly figure out who we really are. It's only us who can answer the question "Who am I?" so it's our responsibility also to know who we're going to become in the future.
• Philippines
26 Jul 11
I don't want to sound like a text book but there is a method where there is a self that is known by the person, a self that is known by people around the person and a self that is not known to both the person and the people around him or her. When I encountered this 'model', I assessed somehow that I know 80% or myself. My five words are: Storm. People usually identify me with a storm but I don't why. Quiet. I don't speak much but I usually have a lot to say when I do. Simple. I don't like anything complicated and people usually find me simple and you guess it, uncomplicated. Play it ear. I use this method everyday in my life, I don't want to rush and I like to live in the now. Stress. This is usually a bane in my life since some things just pops up out of nowhere and I have to deal with it.
@maxen07 (887)
• Philippines
26 Jul 11
I can say the good things about me but then what's the point so I'll mention my flaws instead that I'm finally able to accept and will try to change: 1)I'm a jealous person. I like the attention people give me as long as they're sincere. 2)I'm selfish. I think I have the right to be, I don't always have to sacrifice. 3)I procrastinate. It's a habit that served me well, like now, I'm terribly obese since I'm lazy. 4)I'm a dreamer. That's bad if that's all you'll ever be doing. 5)I'm a flirt. I like men and I love the attention they give so I give one back.
@thetis74 (1525)
26 Jul 11
I do know myself very well. The only problem with me is that there are situations where I can't totally be myself for some period because there are some other people that I am trying to consider and people that are affecting my life. But it doesn't mean I am not doing something about it because I am. I am just waiting for the right time to finally fulfill my plans.
• United States
26 Jul 11
I'm a quiet thinker and talker. I love to create.. My soul is made of poetry.. I'm a mother and wife... Very open minded person... These are just a few words to describe me...
26 Jul 11
These are my five words that describe me: Loud - I speak incredibly loud, most of the time, it's something that most people enjoy about me because I'm the life and soul of the party but on occasion it's been known to offend people and I think that sometimes I come across as a little bit bolshy and overly confident. Caring - This is something that I hear from friends and family more and more frequently now. As I mature I become a nicer person and care about more and more people in my life and just want to love and take care of everyone. Proud - I am proud of my family and my husband. My husband has worked incredibly hard to become a fantastic husband and he just fills me with pride every single time that I think about him. Forgetful - I actually ending up forgetting to finish my five words initially and had to come back just to finish typing. I frequently forget appointments and things that I'm meant to be doing. Clumsy - I'm very clumsy and so far this year I've already broken a finger and a wrist on two separate occasions!
26 Jul 11
These are my five words that describe me: Loud - I speak incredibly loud, most of the time, it's something that most people enjoy about me because I'm the life and soul of the party but on occasion it's been known to offend people and I think that sometimes I come across as a little bit bolshy and overly confident. Caring - This is something that I hear from friends and family more and more frequently now. As I mature I become a nicer person and care about more and more people in my life and just want to love and take care of everyone. Proud - I am proud of my family and my husband. My husband has worked incredibly hard to become a fantastic husband and he just fills me with pride every single time that I think about him.