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#1
People often define themselves by what music they listen to, what TV shows they watch, or what games they play. Others define themselves by their hobbies, their job, or what they do. Others by their families or significant others, or even their sexuality.

I don't see a lot of people defining themselves by their personality and personal qualities, which I often feel like is much more important than ALL of the above. I've met people I share very similar interests with but they're awful people so obviously we ain't gonna click.

How do you define yourself, and how should we as human beings define ourselves?

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#2
By the number of threads I make per week.

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I suppose this is tangentially related, so I'll post it here. I don't understand people who define themselves by a TV show, a book or a recording artist. Like 'my name's Pedro and I'm a Whovian/Potterhead/Directioner'. It's perfectly understandable for young people who are trying to fit in and discover who they are to obsess so singularly and define themselves so narrowly. But I'm increasingly seeing people my own age (early twenties) who define themselves with reference to a single cultural product and it just seems so sad to me.
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#6
I don't care about most things, but I care about some things

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noun, plural babies.
1. an infant or very young child.
2. a newborn or very young animal.
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6. (Informal) Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive; a girl or woman, especially an attractive one.
a person of whom one is deeply fond; sweetheart.
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noun, plural babies.
1. an infant or very young child.
2. a newborn or very young animal.
3. the youngest member of a family, group, etc.
4. an immature or childish person.
5. a human fetus.
6. (Informal) Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive; a girl or woman, especially an attractive one.
a person of whom one is deeply fond; sweetheart.
(sometimes initial capital letter) an affectionate or familiar address (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, casual acquaintances, subordinates, etc., especially by a male to a female).
a man or boy; chap; fellow:
He's a tough baby to have to deal with.
an invention, creation, project, or the like that requires one's special attention or expertise or of which one is especially proud.
an object; thing:
Is that car there your baby?
adjective
7. of or suitable for a baby:
baby clothes.
8. of or like a baby; infantile:
baby skin.
9. small; comparatively little:
a baby car.
10. treating babies:
a baby doctor.

verb (used with object), babied, babying.
11. to treat like a young child; pamper.
12. to handle or use with special care; treat gently.

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noun
1. a Minor Prophet of the postexilic period.
2. a book of the Bible bearing his name.
3. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “the Lord is God.”.

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#11
I don't define myself by my personality, cus I don't have one. Maybe its the same way for others aswell
#12
The 💯 emoji.
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#13
People don't know themselves well enough to describe their personalities and it often means very little because such statements can be very Barnum and too subject to context and perspective for them to offer meaningful insight to an outsider. There's simply no convenient way to express what a person's personality is as it's so complex.
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I suppose this is tangentially related, so I'll post it here. I don't understand people who define themselves by a TV show, a book or a recording artist. Like 'my name's Pedro and I'm a Whovian/Potterhead/Directioner'. It's perfectly understandable for young people who are trying to fit in and discover who they are to obsess so singularly and define themselves so narrowly. But I'm increasingly seeing people my own age (early twenties) who define themselves with reference to a single cultural product and it just seems so sad to me.


I tend to agree. It depends how far they take it I guess.

Saying "Hey I'm Jim, I enjoy football (come on Liverpool), play the acoustic guitar and also do photography" I think is pretty alright that's a good description of yourself

But being like "Hello my name is Hugh, I enjoy The Walking Dead, Marvel films and Sherlock!" that's just boring and gives me no idea of what you actually DO. You watch some TV shows and films. That's not your identity.

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I'm rarely in a position where I need to 'define myself' in real life and I'm grateful of that. I tend to do it a fair bit more online but it's mostly defining what I'm not.

I should try to cut down on it for the sake of my own mental health but I hate being associated with certain groups of people and it's like a kneejerk reaction at this point.

Also 'are we human or are we dancer?'


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I tend to agree. It depends how far they take it I guess.

Saying "Hey I'm Jim, I enjoy football (come on Liverpool), play the acoustic guitar and also do photography" I think is pretty alright that's a good description of yourself

But being like "Hello my name is Hugh, I enjoy The Walking Dead, Marvel films and Sherlock!" that's just boring and gives me no idea of what you actually DO. You watch some TV shows and films. That's not your identity.

TV shows and films are literally my identity tho
Pretty much every thing I say is actually a quote from a tv show

I mean I'm the IRL Abed Nadir only possibly not autistic but also possibly not not autistic
#19
idk, I guess my personality. Like I'm just me
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I vaguely remember her Netflix special being really funny so I'll take this as a compliment.
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I vaguely remember her Netflix special being really funny so I'll take this as a compliment.

Nah her Brooklyn Nine Nine character described herself as the human form of the 100 emoji and her character in Brooklyn Nine Nine is arguably the worst character currently on television
#27
I specifically try to remain undefined - I didn't used to try but I've always been the Other/exception in whatever group I associate with so I've just accepted black sheep status
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#28
Just as long as you're not that 'omg so quirky!' girl. I despise Zooey Deschanel or however it's spelled.
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I tend to agree. It depends how far they take it I guess.

Saying "Hey I'm Jim, I enjoy football (come on Liverpool), play the acoustic guitar and also do photography" I think is pretty alright that's a good description of yourself

But being like "Hello my name is Hugh, I enjoy The Walking Dead, Marvel films and Sherlock!" that's just boring and gives me no idea of what you actually DO. You watch some TV shows and films. That's not your identity.


What difference is there between defining yourself by the tv shows you watch and the former things you listed (enjoying football, playing guitar, etc)?

Your identity is your identity. You can be the most boring person ever but you can be defined just by being you.
When most people talk about "what's your identity" or "how do you define yourself" I believe they mean what aspects about yourself can be interesting to others. You may have the best conception of your self, know your emotions, thoughts and goals in life, etc, but unless you can communicate that correctly to someone else you'd still be "boring" and "without an identity" or whatever.
But if you say you have an interesting job, interesting hobbies/interests, interesting skills, interesting personality traits, etc, then somehow you become "more".
Why should that be so? Things about yourself that can interest others should only matter when relating to others, not when defining "yourself".

For example, I don't think I could say many "interesting" things about me (well, at least ones that I feel authentic about, I can always say some stuff I don't really think is interesting or applies to me fully, but others can find interesting), but I don't think I don't have an "identity" I can easily define so people can say "Look how cool this guy is!".
Or maybe I do and I just can't communicate it easily, or I view it from my own POV in a way that makes it seem to me that I'm not that interesting but to others it may be. Dunno. Don't care much either way.
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How I would define myself:

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Hi I'm guitarxo. I am an overemotional overachiever who approaches housekeeping the same way as Monica from Friends and I pretend to be a slug when I watch TV, which is a lot nowadays, but I keep buying books I don't have time to read because I love the excitement of purchasing an item after lots of deliberation


idk that covers a lot of areas but it's still not 100% me. And I would prefer that other people form their own impressions of my personality because I wouldn't feel comfortable just saying that to someone when introducing myself


Hi I'm guitarxo. I like dancing and reading and food.


is better for introductions


or even

Hi I'm guitarxo. I like Downton Abbey and Parks and Rec and Skins


still better than the first one
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idk that covers a lot of areas but it's still not 100% me. And I would prefer that other people form their own impressions of my personality because I wouldn't feel comfortable just saying that to someone when introducing myself


Hi I'm guitarxo. I like dancing and reading and food.


is better for introductions


or even

Hi I'm guitarxo. I like Downton Abbey and Parks and Rec and Skins


still better than the first one

I introduce myself in the first one way too much these days.
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Just as long as you're not that 'omg so quirky!' girl. I despise Zooey Deschanel or however it's spelled.

I think being a white (or perhaps rich?) girl is practically a necessary component to this
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#37
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