I’ve been spending my past week writing assessments for work. I need to write reports to determine if one parent is allowed to see their kids without being supervised. That’s actually my current job: supervising parents who have been sentenced to be supervised to see their kids by a judge, for whatever reason. After three months, I am required to write a report about my observations.
But, that’s not all.
I was also asked to write 1500 words to describe and assess the personality of a friend. Cold-hearted honesty. Of course I accepted the challenge, and wrote the 1500 words in under 15 minutes. And apart from 3 statements, I got it right. (Or so they said)
It got me thinking. I am not sure I could handle such an assessment about myself, but I would want to read it, for sure. But there is a huge issue with this. I don’t share much about myself or not enough so that someone could get a complete picture of me. That’s what I am told.
We have an idea who we are and how we want others to see us. We want to be validated and liked for who we are. Loved even? But what if we never show who we are because we are afraid. Scared. To be different. To be unworthy.
What if there is someone who loves us just the way we are, because we are the way we are?
I am overthinking, of course I am.
Who am I?
Describe my personality, if you can.