Do you feel that you need more encouragement from others?
- While I do believe it would be nice to have more outside encouragement, I don’t depend on it or expect it because I have for so long relied on my own self motivation to pull me through & while it isn’t as strong as someone else believing in you or pushing you — sometimes it is just enough of what I need to kick me into gear. I have taught myself to be thankful when someone does take the time to encourage me but not fuss if it doesn’t happen because being my own strength I can count on more so than not, and having built this habit to encourage myself, I feel it comes handy when I don’t get outside encouragement from others.
How do you think your work colleagues feel about you?
- I’d like to say it depends on which job we are referring to. If we are talking about my day job as a personal trainer, then I would say everyone feels comfortable speaking with me and seems to like me — but I don’t work along side anyone so normally I don’t see anybody besides the front desk if I am lucky and possibly the owner of the gym.
- My third shift job, I don’t really go out of my way to care enough about how my colleagues feel about me due to prior circumstances that have left a lasting impression. I have a select few who enjoy being around me and that I have socialize with and eat lunch/break with & have spent time outside of work with.
Have you ever been afraid of another person? How did you deal with this?
- Yes, in both middle school and high school. I had my reasons and maybe it was more intimidated than fearful or a mixture of both at the time. I chose to either avoid the person/persons or just deal with the fact that I was going to see them no matter what. Now, I don’t find myself fearful of any humans, because I have little to no reason to be.
Do you have friends who have different backgrounds to you? Do you feel this is important?
- Yes & Yes, I believe having friends from different backgrounds has exposed me to different ways of life, allowed me to see the world from different perspectives and helped to make me more open-minded. Not to mention it creates for a great learning experience as well
Do you think it is important to be honest with people even if that honesty causes pain?
- Yes, they say “the truth hurts” & this is probably true many times to begin with, but in the long run it creates for a more successful relationship if the person is understanding of where you are coming from and if your able to empathize with the persons whom you are speaking your mind to. There is a HUGE difference between being a b**** and being honest and many people don’t have that clear understanding; so it comes from experience in how one should handle the situations. I always prefer it when people are honest with me — no matter what, because it will only strengthen me to know the truth vs living within a lie that usually unfolds at some point and causes more pain to the individual. Why create trust issues in the first place, if you don’t have to?
Who in your life, makes you feel special?