Whats your personality?

Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is. – Mae West


I recently came across a personality test. (it’s new for me, at least)

An interesting way to have a deeper understanding of your character behavior and your perspective towards life.

Your strengths / weaknesses, approach towards your love life, What kind of a parent you will make or you are already, how do you tend to perform career wise, and many more such details about your personality are revealed upon spending approx 10 – 12 mins on this test and answering a set of questions about your instincts and habitual behavior.

I propose everyone to take a shot at this test, as it helps you get better at reflective practices and develop the needed aspects of yourself while being able to cherish the attributes which might have seemed to be trivial.

As being in the administration and HR, I would now be making it necessary for the candidates to turn in the results of this test as an added info about the interviewee.

As my test result, I scored an “Advocate Personality” type.

To know more about the advocate personality, click here.

Here is the link to the test, feel free to take the test and share the answers if you feel appropriate.

https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

While taking the test, please be super honest,as this will be a reflective exercise and help you know yourself better.

Do let us know in the comments below if you have taken the test already and what do you feel about it or share your answers to the test with us.

Slingshot!!

#CommunityChallenge Letter to Life.
10-day writing challenge at Blogging community.

Dear Life,
Like for everyone else, I ain’t worried about your well-being. As you make sure you get everything out of everyone as you wish.
I write this letter with a request for reconsidering your manoeuvre.
However, until now I am nothing but a slingshot to you.
Did you not find anything else to associate me with. I could have been your Barbie doll, you know??

Since I am your favourite toy, you have been playing around with me a lot lately without going through my handbook.
Every time you retreat my strings to launch me higher, some of your bummer shots end up in landing me flat on my face.
So kindly go through the manual before you launch me this time. As my strings are being strained beyond tolerance. Me, secretly wishing, this has to be your best of all shots.

Nevertheless, I am indebted to you for striking me with your best fluke shots and positioning me, where I am, today.

On the other hand, I have been trying to understand your mechanism, which I could only gain an intermediate knowledge through pain, sorrow, laughter, anxiety and memories.

I would end my letter by asking you to strike the shot this time with full force and making an unimaginable leap where I could be grateful to you for fidgeting with me heedlessly.
As this time, the pull is stronger and the force applied is unbearable.
So, kindly make sure all the pain and bearing is worth it.

Thanking you in anticipation,
Irut,
Your slingshot.

Do let us know in the comment. how you feel about the letter to life

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https://bloggingexposure.wordpress.com/category/lets-write-letters/

This too shall pass!!

#CommunityChallenge Letter to present self.
10-day writing challenge at Blogging community.


Date: 24.3.2020
Dear Irut,
Subject: This too shall pass.

         Its been long since we spoke last. 
Hope you are doing good and enjoying late morning breakfasts and a rhythmic array of eat-sleep-repeat while you blog, design and shoot in your empty spaces. 
  However, I write this letter to you to tell you that I am so Proud of you. All the catastrophic episode which you have been starring in, have passed by without dimming your sparkle. Even this too shall pass. 
Focus on the tiny winks, clasp on them till it becomes a memory. 
Enjoy and strengthen your bonds with your family and get more closer to your creator.
 This too shall pass. Make every moment worth remembering and cherishing.
 Your brain cells have been working overtime these days to outgrow your nervousness. Major plunge in your funds, an inevitable dilemma, I can understand. But, darling, since when did monetary roller coasters start keeping you up at night. 
 You’re stronger than you think, you have been through a tougher time than this. And, this too shall pass. 
Build your faith stronger and focus on the good. Let tomorrow get its luggage and unveil it tomorrow. Go with the flow, love. 
As this too shall pass. 


Love,
Irut.
Subconscious,
Positivism and Motivational Department. 

Do let us know in the comment. how you feel about the letter to myself.

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When I took a break from life – (Guest Post)

One day, I saw an opening for a content writer volunteer at a non-government organisation (NGO). I applied for it. When I was selected, I was told that my job was not only to write but also to edit and manage a team of writers.

I had met the head of the team, G, about 4 months ago at an event in which the NGO had participated. We just had a short conversation then. And now, he was telling me that he was offering me to head a team.

Same time, another scene:

“Life is a race, if you don’t run fast somebody will trample you and leave you behind,” Virus, the director, told the first-year students in their induction talk. (Movie: 3 Idiots)

A lot of children have grown up getting compared to their friends and cousins. I was one of them. There was an unsaid pressure from the society about doing well in life. I somehow managed to survive it.

But there came a time when I decided to stop, or rather pause in life. While all my friends we continued to run the race, I decided to take a break.

I did not know what I wanted to do in life. The paths that I saw in front of me, I didn’t want to run on them. I didn’t know which one I yearned for. This was after I completed my graduation.

I was a lot frustrated about the pause. What would people say?

When I went to my college to collect my documents, a classmate asked, “What are your plans?” Now that college was done, everybody was asking the same thing. “Nothing. I am just thinking what I should do. Might take a break,” I replied with an anxious tone expecting a negative reaction.

However, what I met with was completely the opposite. “That’s great. You should take a break. Not everybody gets a chance to do this,” N said.

I was taken aback. I just passed a quick smile, knowing that not everybody was like N.

I took up a course for government job’s exams preparation for two reasons. It was hoped that I would crack at least one of it and land in a secured job. I knew it was not something I wanted to do, but I needed to do something to tell people.

At the same time, I signed up for a part-time French language course. Studying this language was long due. I had fallen in love with it during my school days. Not everybody around me was supportive of me taking up the course because there was no use of a foreign language in the future (in terms of my career) and French would divert my mind from the exam prep.

And now, I was being asked to head a team. Weren’t 24 hours in a day already too less? Would I be able to manage it? Was I the right choice? Was this what I wanted to do? What if it was not?

During my childhood, there had been several opportunities that I had let go. But this time, I choose to grab it. It was more of a work from home task so I just kept the news to myself.

It was a ‘break’ in everybody’s eyes but I had already signed up for three things. 

A couple of months later, I began to teach the children at the NGO on Sundays. Yes, you can do a lot in 24 hours if you want to. I was going to two classes on five days of the week, one of which was near my place and for the other, I had to travel for three hours. I was teaching on Sunday and rest of the time, I spent writing and editing, planning and managing.

After another 3 months, I decided to quit from the exam prep. I had completed the course and I spent two months at the follow-up classes just to drive myself to study. I spent eight months at the classes yet I decided to quit. Not because I did not have the talent to crack the exams but because after giving it a try, I was surer that it was not my path.

Many people thought that I was stupid as I was travelling for three hours to attend a class of just two hours. But I was loving the French classes. I needed it at that time to break free. Today, I am glad that I did not give it up because it was not going to help me in my career.  Yes, I am not making use of French today after three years and I don’t know if it would be of any use in the future but I knew the language was my calling. It helped me live life and made me understand myself better.

I was enjoying my work at the NGO. The shy me had learned to speak up my thoughts. I had become a more confident person. I found out that I could be a good leader. All because G believed in me when I did not believe in myself.

I realised how small my problems were when I compared them with those of the children I taught. I had made my problems appear too big in my mind.

When I was lost, a ‘break’ from life helped me discover myself. It was the best year of my life. I taught me how important it was to breathe.

Guest Author: Saumya Agrawal

Author Blog: Randomness Inked

About the Author: Saumya is a blogger who finds solace in her poetry and strength in her musings. She loves the smell of books and the sound of a scribbling pen. Taking one step at a time, she is on a mission to celebrate life. Know more about her here