And I do think that certain aspects of my self have changed over the years. But there is definitely a core that has remained the same. And I have come to believe that being in touch with that core is very important.
So who am I? Well, I know these things about myself:
- I am sort of naturally melancholy. That doesn't mean I am depressed (but I can be)--it does mean, however, that I see beauty even in sadness.
- I tend to take on the pain of those around me.
- My day is not quite complete unless I rearrange in some way the matter around me. I am a maker! And I must make!
- I am not especially patient. But, ironically, I am usually rather calm.
- I am a visual learner, and in fact, I sometimes experience frustration with the input of the other senses.
- I have a dry sense of humor. This sometimes makes people think I take myself too seriously.
- I don't always know what I want. I sometimes convince myself that I want one thing, when really it is something else entirely that will make me more content. (More about this later...)
- I like charts. And graphs. Especially those that attempt to explain people and their behaviors. For example, Bloom's Taxonomy, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, astrological charts, ancestral charts. I always try to make myself believe that they are valid, but I seldom really convince myself.
- I tend to take myself too seriously.
- I have an undeniable, almost uncontrollable need to take in information.