Two Words

What do people say about you?

What do they tell you about you?

Do they give you compliments?

Do they attempt to describe a certain trait about you?

Or point out your differences as if you had a horn growing out of your head?

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This has always been the case for me but lately there are a few words used repeatedly to describe me or attempt to explain me.   Those words are ones I don’t remember anyone using to describe me in my entire lifetime.   They said words that were synonyms of the words but never used these exact terms.

Maybe because I spent most of 30 years of my life around the same large group of people.  They knew me and already accepted that I was different, or at least seemed to accept me to my face, lol!

I’m in a fairly new place over a thousand miles away from all those people who know me well.

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So now, here in my “older than thirties,” I’m hearing words that I suppose really do apply but I’ve never heard them in any conversation to me or about me.  These two words;

Resilient 

and

Transparent

Of course I Googled the words to have a better understanding, though I knew what they implied;

re·sil·ient
rəˈzilyənt/
adjective
  1. 1.
    (of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.
    “babies are generally far more resilient than new parents realize”
    synonyms: strongtoughhardyMore

     
  2. 2.
    (of a substance or object) able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed.
    “a shoe with resilient cushioning”
    synonyms: flexiblepliablesupple
trans·par·ent
transˈperənt/
adjective
  1. (of a material or article) allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be distinctly seen.
    “transparent blue water”
    synonyms: clear, crystal clear, see-throughtranslucentpellucidlimpidglassyvitreous More

    • easy to perceive or detect.
      “the residents will see through any transparent attempt to buy their votes”
      synonyms: obviousevidentself-evidentundisguisedunconcealedconspicuouspatentclear, crystal clear, plain, (as) plain as the nose on your face, apparentunmistakable, easily discerned, manifestpalpableindisputableunambiguousunequivocal

      “a transparent attempt to win favor”
         
    • having thoughts, feelings, or motives that are easily perceived.
      “you’d be no good at poker—you’re too transparent”

 

After a long life of adjectives that didn’t necessarily sound like a good thing to me, I’ve decided to brand these to my forehead; not literally :).

Even the negative connotation doesn’t bother me as much as the other words used to describe me in the past.

What two words describe you the best that would be acceptable terms to describe the brand of you?

Just sharing my thoughts this cold, 48 degree, rainy Monday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Comments

  1. Most people inform me of my communication skills and my ability to connect with people, no matter their status, income or skin pigment… I do know I recognize we are all human… Thanks for sharing… those are good traits… poker helps one learn deceit and master the face of deception…lol… I don’t want to be good at that… I prefer to operate in transparency

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  2. Don’t know : ). I don’t have much feedback coming my way. I like your two words though. But fuck the words from others right? You seem on your course and that’s good. Trust in YOU. The soul having the human experience knows what it signed up for. Follow your compass! I like it!!!

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