What are the Facets of our Identity?
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“You gave me a shock then Marty. I wondered who you were without your hat on”. That was the remark from a work colleague today as my headgear was missing due to removing my pullover. The sun has been streaming through the window.
In the last 18 months or so, my appearance has become slightly eccentric and I like it! I’ve noticed that since I’ve decided to wear a trilby hat almost all of the time and that my beard (dyed blond) has got longer in a somewhat wizard fashion, people notice me more and acknowledge me in the street. I guess it also fits with being a musician and definitely works for networking.
There is much debate about how we present ourselves. Some of this is seen a social etiquette. This particularly amuses me around religion. An acquaintance once told me how he thought people would be so offended that I was wearing my hat in a church building and demanded I remove it. First and foremost, church for me is the people in it, not the building. Secondly, if wearing a hat in church is offensive, where does that put the Archbishop or the Pope!
Seeking to be different in what we wear or how we look allows us to prove we have an identity. Sometimes that means being part of a group and sometimes it is completely individual.
Some of the clients I work with feel they want to hide in the crowd and not be noticed. I wonder if they assume that everyone else is projecting themselves. This of course is not true and paradoxically, wanting to hide is a form of being different from the crowd, so in turn is a form of individuality. Having an identity and being acknowledged in some way proves we are alive. We love to be called by our name.
What are the facets of your identity?
Do you like to be noticed and acknowledged?
What do you do to make this happen?
Is the desire for that a good thing or a bad thing?
Do you think that being a little different has a positive effect upon you, or do you prefer anonymity?
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