What Defines the Person You Are?

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Article by Wendy McCance

If you were to take a moment and think about all of the facets of your life, what would you say defines you?  I’m talking about if someone was to come up to you and introduce themself, what would you say as a way of explaining who you truly are?

The definition of who you are is hopefully what you take the most pride in.  It could be your career, your family, where you live, what your hobby is, the school you went to, your family lineage etc…  For some it is a horrible childhood that they overcame and went on to become extremely successful against all odds.

I’m sure there is a variety of things that define you and one thing alone doesn’t begin to explain who you are.  For this post though, when you first read the question, what was the very first thing that popped into your head?  Knowing where your mind goes to first, I believe can give you a good idea of who you are and what your all about.  No answer is right or wrong, it’s just what makes you you.

Being able to answer this question is a good way to begin to see where you are at in life and what does or will make you a happier individual.

By the way, no surprise here if you have been following my blog, but my first thought went to family.

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Wendy McCance

Wendy McCance is a Michigan based freelance writer and social media consultant. Wendy has gained attention as the founder of the popular blog Searching for the Happiness which can be viewed in 9 local papers online, including the Oakland Press. The combination of writing skills and social media knowledge is what makes Wendy such a powerhouse to work with. Stay tuned for opportunities to advertise, guest post and as always, have your questions answered.

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7 thoughts on “What Defines the Person You Are?

  1. We often define ourselves by our job titles, at least in our early 20s and 30s. When we get into our 40s, that begins to wane. We look more to our relationships. As we mature, if we’re lucky, we drop the titles, the labels, the expectations, and learn to define ourselves by our authentic selves, the person who is left after the jobs or relationships, and we blossom into the person we’re here to be. That core is harder to express to others just because it’s not a title. A friend of mine defines herself as a “seeker.” She’s a student of the world. Isn’t that awesome? I write about this subject often on my blog http://www.what‘syouravocado.com . I think it’s a powerful question. Thanks for your post!

    • It sounds like you are being honest with yourself.  Think about what you aren’t proud of and how you can work on changing that.  We are always a work in progress.  I have had times in my life where I wasn’t impressed with much about myself.  The trick is understanding that you can always change.  You have the power to make a difference in your life.  All the best.


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