September 9, 2014

JUST FIVE WORDS {WHO I AM}

Joanna wrote a fun post the other day and its sparked something that I learned in my Communication Studies class in college. We studied the looking glass self, created by Charles Horton Cooley, which states "that a person’s self grows out of a person´s social interactions with others. The view of ourselves comes from the contemplation of personal qualities and impressions of how others perceive us. Actually, how we see ourselves does not come from who we really are, but rather from how we believe others see us" Source.

Now, I'm not trying to be all philosophical or anything here, but the looking glass self always intrigued me, so I thought I'd play along with Joanna's post. These are the five words I would use to describe myself:
loving energetic athlete competitive wife. 

Nothing earth shattering, clearly. I could add more words, some flattering and a few not so flattering, but at this moment in time, those are the five that speak to me, about myself. I thought it would be fun to ask Le Husband and below our conversation.

Me: Honey, describe me in five words.

Le Husband: Oh My God You're Awesome

Me: No [groans] that's not what I meant.

Le Husband: Umm…you can't ask me to do something then not use it on your blog.

Me: Pleeeeeeeaaassseee?!?!!?

Le Husband: Sigh… okay. Loving caring aggressive athletic understanding

I also reached out to my family and friends, because I thought it would be interesting to see their thoughts. Below are their answers:

Daddy: Kinetic, caring, loving, precise, buff.

Sportyspice: Smelly, bossy, rude, obnoxious and ugly {so kind, that one}.
Round two: Dedicated, loving, sweet, passionate, awesome

Babyspice: Loving, diligent, distractible, stubborn, protective.
Round two: Tiger inside a terrier's body.

BFFER, T: Trustworthy, positive, loyal, caring, supportive.

My BOFF: Spunky, devoted, loving, compassionate, inspired.

All of their descriptions made me smile and some of their words seemed almost a lil too kind. I particularly liked aggressive, buff, distractible, awesome, supportive and inspired. My looking glass self seems about on par with how people those closest to me, view who I am and that makes me happy.

How would you describe yourself in five words? Wanna take a stab at describing me!?

17 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

Loving is clearly the theme hear which even though I've never met you I can totally sense that!! I love that your husband said aggressive - take charge kind of gal and that's great!! really great idea!! xo

The Rachael Way said...

I really like this "exercise". As cheesy as it sounds, I might ask my friends the same thing and write it in my journal!

Kristen said...

what a fabulous post. i love the ones that your friends and family used, hilarious! loving and energetic - i definitely get those about you by reading your blog!

Monica L said...

Its always nice to know how those closest to you perceive you. I love the new layout(i've been gone awhile so its new to me!)

Illegally Blonde said...

such a cute post! and you are all of those things. But yeah love sportyspice's. your sissies are the best.

Katie Elizabeth said...

This is such a great post! May have to steal this idea :) It would be interesting to see how others describe me!

Jamie said...

Aww. They're all pretty similar!

Jamie said...

Aww. They're all pretty similar!

Laura. said...

Very cute post!

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Erin LFF said...

Loving that convo between you and your hubby, hehe! ;) I kinda want to do this now too, but I feel like I'd be afraid of what my friends/family might say- lol!

Julia said...

Oh this is so neat! I'm always curious how others perceive me, but sometimes I'm afraid to ask!

MakeMeUpMia said...

This is so cute, "buff" for the win haha!

Stephanie @ Life, Unexpectedly said...

Oh, I hate those "describe yourself" challenges, I always feel totally arrogant when I have to describe myself, so I usually let others answer for me, too :-) But I definitely like your hubby's initial response :-)

Carolyn said...

Love this! :) And I love that your hubs is so silly. :)

Breanna said...

Ha ha your husband sounds just like mine, never easy to get a straight answer out of. This is a cute post, it's always interesting to see how others see you.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

"Oh My God You're Awesome" Bahahahaha! Well played, husband... wellll played! :)

Laura Marie Keenan said...

I love this post! And we sound so similar! I'm am crazy competitive and always play to win. There must be a winner, or there is no point!