People look at us in all different ways, depending on how well they know us and of course who we are, what we do and how we dress. The big question is, how much do we match up with other peoples perception of us? Obviously we have our own self perception of who we are and how we feel we look and act. We may get comments from people here and there, we may not. It’s always interesting to hear other peoples comments. Even if their perception doesn’t fall in line with your own. Often there is still something to learn from it.
Personally I’m always amazed at how people perceive me. It’s usually pretty different than how I perceive myself. Sometimes I get a little discouraged by this. After all, I want people to see me the way I see myself. But that’s usually not possible. We all have a filter that we see the world and other people through.
What I’ve come to realize over time, is that my own perception of myself may in fact be less accurate then how other people see me. Especially when it comes to the opposite sex who often has a total 180 degree view of me than I do.
So here’s an idea. I’d ask that you write a blog about your own self perception and how others have said they viewed you in the past. Hopefully the comments you get will be filled with more insight from other people and how they view you, even if only just based on your writing and your picture here on Xanga. Link back to this post or mention in your post that others should also try this themselves. Also tag it with “self perception”. It might be an eye opening experience for you and everyone who reads your stuff. I’ll post my own up in a little bit if you’re looking for an example.