Seeing as 2019 is the year of becoming the best me I could possibly be, I came across this post on tumblr. “Questions for knowing yourself better” because I’m repressed and might learn something new. Here are 15 questions, getting to know me better.
- if you could change one aspect of your life or personality, what would it be?
This answer changes (obviously, I’m sure it does for most people) but I think my two main answers would be my health or money. These two things define my freedom in life.
- are you ‘your own person’ or are you defined and pushed around by others?
I wouldn’t say I’m ‘pushed around by others’ but I notice I’m a bit of a people pleaser and then hold people up to impossible standards and just upset myself. This year is focusing on being more of what I want.
- is there any area of your life where you feel out of control?
My health. Constantly fluctuating and changing what’s wrong, when I think I understand, it changes. It makes it impossible to exist normally.
- do you feel more comfortable in and organised or chaotic environment?
I feel more comfortable in an organised environment, BUT my room, my stuff, my bags, etc. are almost constantly in chaos because of fatigue and a lack of space which is why you always see me posting about ‘having a clear out’ because I just haven’t even seen where the end of clearing through stuff will be…
- how comfortable are you with spontaneous ideas, or a last minute change in plans?
I’m not great with that because I have to prepare myself for things (again, because of my health) but I’m happy to deal with some last minute changes like ‘we can meet here’ or ‘go here’ etc. and I used to be more down for spontaneous plans when I had better and more accessible modes of transport at my fingertips.
- do you feel renewed by being around others, or is it crucial for you to have time on your own?
I’ve learned this since finishing university. I love being alone and I actually prefer to be alone than around people, or I’d rather be in small groups like one on one. Socialising sucks away my energy.
- are you motivated, or undermined, by competition?
For me it depends on the situation. I mostly don’t think about other people’s work if I’m submitting something to a competition and I think that’s a good and healthy way to think. With friends playing games, I like friendly competition but when it gets too intense I stop enjoying myself because I don’t like some of the nasty things people can say because of competition. I just want to enjoy myself with friends, not win.
- do you work well under pressure, or do you tend to fall apart?
I used to fall apart when I was a teenager; I would leave things to the last minute because I wouldn’t understand the assignments. I would have panic attacks and cry the night before things were due. Now, I’m better and am more organised. I’ll start sooner but when it gets close to the deadline, I can bash out a lot of work if need be.
- are you better at praising and complimenting others, or at consciously affirming and building yourself up?
I feel like I used to be very good at praising others, particularly during the period of people pleasing. I feel like I am better at self-affirmations now because I’ve had more practice at it in the last 5 months. BUT I can be good at compliments and showing how much I care for someone when I see a meme that describes my feelings.
- are you a morning or and evening person?
It changes. I’ve had periods of being a really happy mid morning person and enjoying the full day and going to bed by midnight. I’ve also had times where I’ve not woken up until late morning or midday, and not gone to sleep until early hours of the morning and I functioned better. It all just depends on my sleep cycle at the time. I’ve found it changes and I don’t have a single rhythm.
- do you persevere, or do you give up easily?
I persevere and sometimes to the point it’s unhealthy for me. i.e. bad relationships, jobs, hobbies that don’t make me happy.
- do you like to go with the flow, or take control of your own life?
Take control. I have to go with the flow in regards to my health sometimes but I’ve always been a low-key control freak and need to have a grasp on my life and where it’s going.
- are you more of a thinker or a feeler?
In the Myers Briggs test this is the one that switches the most for me. I am mostly INTP, so a thinker, but often get INTF, a feeler. So I feel like I have the logic, but when I feel really intensely about something I will ignore my logic 100% of the time.
- what are your passions and goals?
You can see THIS POST for my goals for this year. But as for my passions in general, I love to create things and I want to do what I can to change the way our world works and help people.
- what would your perfect day look like?
I don’t think I have one. Probably somewhere away from home.
I hope you guys found that interesting and enjoyed getting to know some more about me. See you next week.