Please don’t define yourself based on the options they give you.
“What is your signature look/scent, what is your personality type?”.
They give you the options, you pick your answers, et voila – you are ‘this person’!
We are silently coerced into defining ourselves whether we are aware of it or not.
It begins in pre-school.
We are asked to pick our favourite colour, animal, food.
We are tested according to THE SYSTEM because it makes it easier for people to wrap their heads around our TYPE.
Once they know our TYPE, they know where we fit
Don’t fit = misfit.
Some like being a certain type. Their world is made up of these accepted parameters and it makes life easier. It is their order in this world, but it’s not mine.
You know those Instagram feeds…
Now tell me what my type is.
Our type is TYPELESS.
It is inexplicably varied and hard to define because it often loves BOTH.
It doesn’t care that on any given day someone might see us as a type they think they ‘know’ when in reality we are so much more.
It doesn’t mean we’re indecisive.
It doesn’t mean we don’t know who we are.
On the contrary it means we are comfortable enough to allow ourselves to approach life free from constraints.
We have an insatiable appetite to evolve, grow and to discover.
WE ARE BOTH and I struggle for a word to define what that is…but that’s ok. Suggestions anyone?
This post was left un-posted for four days because I didn’t know what to call it. Misfits was the closest I came but ‘not fitting in’ wasn’t predominantly what I wanted to convey. I thought on outliers, mavericks, typeless, multi types, extremes, ‘it’s not either/or – it’s both’ ?
How do you typify the loving two things that are often (though not exclusively) opposites in definition that results in not being type-cast easily if at all. Going down the opposites route I came up with polar which nowadays has strong association with bi-polar (which this shouldn’t be confused with). Anyway, that is all.