Have you ever heard anyone say something like, “…..because of my personality, I can’t……” It’s like they blame their personality for being a certain way or use it as an excuse to not do something.
I’m guilty of it. I’ve used those excuses.
The idea is “I am this way, and because I am this way, I can’t help but be this way.” But that’s just a lame excuse. There’s quite a bit of research that says that you can do it.
I know some of you want to bring up that there are those that really can’t do things because of their personality – and that is true. But they’re not using the excuse or saying it because they can’t help but do it that way.
I guess only the people that use it as an excuse would say such things.
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There is something about pressure and anxiety that really shows people’s true selves. Its awesome.
Why am I enjoying this? Well, it’s the real deal. No one is hiding. Everyonebis just letting it all out.
I was reading a blog post about this. There has been a ton of stuff written about your personal brand and developing one. The post that I was reading was talking about the limits of a personal brand – that although everyone has one, that this person didn’t want to be limited by her own brand. The author went on to talk about personality development – how everything that she does and experiences shapes her personality.
I tend to agree with her. Everything does shape, but she wanted to be a personality over a personal brand. It’s not possible to be one or the other. We all have both. Developing a personal brand doesn’t have to be limiting, but it’s limited by your personality.