The work of identity formation – creating and shaping identity can be so emotional. When you are working on who you are – it’s hard emotional work. We tend to wrap our identities around something – our work, our kids, … Continue reading
An identity projection – good thing.
A projection on an identity – not a good thing. Continue reading
I heard a speaker this week say that there is a difference between “how we speak and how we think we speak.” It’s such a novel insight, but how we are and how we think we are can be different, … Continue reading
Lady Gaga said that “I still sometimes feel like a loser kid in high school,” a tearful Gaga says in behind-the-scenes footage filmed for her upcoming HBO special. Here’s the NY Post article. She was definitely overwhelmed and it was … Continue reading
I am working out some concepts about identity, and what better place to do that than on my blog. We all have our true identity – the truest version of your Self. We also all have roles and identities that … Continue reading
It’s an interesting concept. I think in past posts, I would have referred to it as Identity Projection, but I really like the nuance of the word performance. A performance is not natural. Here are a few definitions: per·for·mance (pr-fôrmns) n. … Continue reading
Have you ever thought about how you read a Facebook profile. I’ve never thought about it, but I am going to try and describe what I do when I read one. I think the first thing that I look for … Continue reading
Caricature: a. A representation, especially pictorial or literary, in which the subject’s distinctive features or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic or grotesque effect. b. The art of creating such representations. 2. A grotesque imitation or misrepresentation Typically, … Continue reading
I am not much of a list guy. I like writing stuff down, but I like mind maps more than I like lists. Today, I saw a book about lists. It was your life in lists. Each page had a … Continue reading
You have a public self – a version of you that’s out there that you might not even be aware of. We are slowly moving toward being more public in so many areas of our lives. Whether you are intentional … Continue reading
I was flipping through the channels this morning – I watched this show that had to do with pimping your online profile – to get more dates. Anything online and identity related, I’m interested in. There is a service that … Continue reading
I was listening to a podcast, and the guy I was listening to has phrases that he would say repeatedly. It caught my attention because one of those phrases is “Here’s the thing.” It also happens to be one of my filler phrases. I say “Here’s the thing,” all the time. Cause here’s the thing – I like to make sure that my point comes across.
It’s almost an unconscious occurrence. I don’t even know that I say it.
I have a few other phrases – which my wife willingly and voluntarily reminded me of.
“You know” – as if they don’t or even worse, they can’t.
“You know what I mean” – just a derivative of “You know.”
“Man” – my wife says that I will say it 5 times in a 6 word sentence. That’s bad.
I’m sure I have others, but what does that say about my identity. What do my sayings say about who I am?