How to Embrace Quirkiness— 30 Days Writing Challenge
Most of us have some aspect of our personalities that we’re not crazy about, and maybe even see as a hindrance. Research is increasingly showing what many of us know intuitively: That there’s often a lot value in our weirdnesses. So, How can we embrace our quirkiness?
- Look into the quirky traits that make you who you are. What are they? Write them down.
- Emphasize these traits: both when you’re with yourself and when you’re with others.
- Serve up your uniqueness consistently over time.
Here I’ll tell you about mine:
1. I often have my tongue-twisted
I found it’s hard to say particular words with lack of vowels or when I’m saying something in a rush. Well, I did some reading and I found out that it’s called Dysarthria, a difficulty of pronouncing words. Usually, a nerve or brain disorder has made it difficult to control the tongue, lips, larynx, or vocal cords, which make speech. Well, my brain works too fast compared to my lips I guess. LOL.
2. When I’m extremely tired, I’m babbling and sleepwalking
The first episodes of this sleepwalking was when I’m 10 years old. Fortunately, this sleepwalking thing has rarely happen now. However, I tend to babble random words either in a sleep or at the moment I wake up for a sudden. Some friends said that sometimes I babble something important, probably it happened because I still got so many things going on in my brain while sleeping.
3. I have a good memories, but I often forget particular stuffs easily
I could remember detailed parts of the events that happened for quite a long time ago, but sometimes I forget about the big pictures! Sometimes it’s become annoying to remember something in detail, but forget the other things at the same time, isn’t it?
4. I rarely farts and burps! oopsie
I rarely farts and burps in public, even when I’m all alone. Idk why, it’s not because I feel embarrassed or sort of, I just can’t. It’s probably happened only like once a week. A fun fact is that I really love spicy foods! But it never really gives a stomachache either. I guess it could be a blessing, there’s no need for me to hold back a fart in public! HAHAHA
Well, quirkiness stands out. A quirkiness is remembered. And quirkiness — as long as you’re not insulting, degrading, or a train wreck — can make yourself totally unforgettable. Be loud and proud, and don’t be afraid to share who you are.
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde