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My thoughts on me

Updated on October 19, 2012

I'm easily amused by those who aren't sure how to take me.

From what I've been told the below describes me fairly accurately. I'm not being narcissistic when I say the good things about me, since I list some of the bad things as well. I've just spent some time taking stock of where I am and where I want to go.

I'm only me, and no one else.

If you ask me a question, I will tell you what I think, not what will be politically correct, or even what you wish for someone to say.

I don't beat about the bush, I'm sarcastic, pithy, and a bit on the catty side.

My observations of situations are usually spot on.

I don't waste time on nonsense unless it is what I want to waste my time on.

I am giving, faithful, and forgiving.

I can seem to be cruel and mean, but I only say what's on my mind.

I don't sugar coat things because when I do, it only comes out worse and my true meaning gets lost in translation.

I appreciate honesty so long as it's not thrown at me with the intent to hurt.

I tend to get introverted and withdrawn when there are things going on that aren't very pleasant.

I can even take it when someone tells me that I've crossed the line, when what I've said or done isn't appreciated.

I will listen to others vent, I will offer my shoulder to cry on, and if you just want someone to go out with, I'm there too.

If I consider you a friend, you are like family and if you need me, I will be there, doesn't matter time of day.

It's my nature to want to take care of others, but I've learned to not let myself be taken advantage of or taken for granted.

I am a strong person, too strong for most.

There aren't many who can handle me on a daily basis, and I understand that.

I care too much and when I feel a friend is being maligned in anyway, I want to tell them.

I've had to learn to let people find out things on their own, because sometimes that is just what is best.

I'm not stuck up, a snob or anything of that nature, I just observe what's going on before I comment, and I notice a whole lot more than many realize.

Knowing oneself and appreciating the complexity in who we are as individuals can help all us find happiness within.

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      Abigayle Malchow 4 years ago from Ripon Wisconsin

      AllI have to say is I will never change even if I wanted to which I don't....lol

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      Leslie Schock 4 years ago from Tulsa, Oklahoma

      Abby, I get the same reactions from people. They either love me, hate me, or just aren't sure what to make of me, and that's fine with me. The cliché that is said if you can't handle me at my worst then you don't deserve me at my best, is something I'm holding fast to. I've had to go through some things in the last year that have made me take this philosophy.

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I really do appreciate it.

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      Abigayle Malchow 4 years ago from Ripon Wisconsin

      Now that was very creepy as I was reading myself in your hub about yourself. Despite a few bad years where aI struggled through being abused emotionally; I have always been a very strong willed person. I am overwhelming in energy and either you love that about me or it will become too much for you that you and you choose to not be around me; but no matter if you like or hate it I am told that its not forgettable. I am opinionated and stubborn but that is only because I take great care in self-educating myself on anything I take a final stand on and it is very hard to change my view unless you have hard facts; empirical research data etc but I am more than willing to admit I was wrong and change a view but only if you can prove that you are more right than I am. In fact I love playing devil's advocate just to see if they can back it up.

      I am the most loyal and faithful individual you could have as your friend and I will forgive and even forget. I don't even have to struggle to forgive you; either I already d d or all you have to do is ask me too. I can tend to get burned over and over again but I wouldn't change those traits. I am so brutally honest and will not sugar coat anything, won't dance around issues, and just get to the point but that does tend to offend people that I didn't wish to offend. I am open, honest, open-minded, very tolerant but even though it takes a whole lot times ten to push me over the edge once you do I can be your worst nightmare. Don't mess with my friends who are family nor my kids because if I come after you I rarely lose.

      I talk a lot, am very hyper, but also very sensitive and emotional and can seem to be irrational because of the emotions but in all actuality I am very rational in my head. I just have use for many emotions but I get over them quickly like nothing happened. I obsess and I am sa lot ADD and it makes for unforgettable memories. I love that since few understand me, few or remotely like me, and more just don't know what to do with me...that reading your hub and hopefully you my comment, we can know that even if we aren't there with the other someone out there does totally gets it and that even if we haven't ever met; we can always know that even when no one understands...it is such a rare occasion that I would meet someone that I can relate to and not have met them first...I am very glad that I ran across your hubs again.

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      Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      I admire both your honesty, and your ability to see yourself as you are. And I think I would enjoy getting to know you! A loyal and caring friend is a rare gift.

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      Charles Dawson 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, VA

      Rare is the occasion when a person can convey thoughts of introspection and be completely honest.