10 Things I Like About Myself

Friday, March 07, 2014

It's a sad by-product of our society, but women in general are taught to tone down their self-worth. Men are praised for their accomplishments, assets, and good work whereas women are told to quit being a show-off.

Some attributes that seem impressive in males are actually given negative connotations when women posses them.

This Pantene ad is great at explaining it.

I totally understand that it's a shampoo ad, but can we forget that fact for a minute and actually think about what it's saying?

For example self-confidence in men is seen as narcissism in women. These double standards exist in today's world which is why I am totally behind Christy's Avoiding Atrophy link up about not only loving yourself but learning to say it.

Look at all the other people who've Linked-Up!

So here are ten things I like/love about myself.
(They are not numbered because I don't think I like one thing more than any other.)

  • I am a quick learner. Luckily I've never had a hard time learning something. Not only do I love this but I'm completely grateful because I know that for some people learning new things can be hard.
  • I have a lot of empathy/get attached to people, places, and things easily. Seriously. I get attached to the weirdest situations, people, and things. Old guy on the highway that I accidentally cussed out in my head? I pass him up and want to get out of my car and take him wherever he needs to go. Dog with two noses? Cutest thing ever.
You can check out Snuffle's story here

  • My love of reading. I know that some people have a really hard time just sitting down with a book. I love it. I need to read. I love the quiet and the time to myself. I'm on Goodreads
  • I don't need to be a leader. I think many times people assume they need to lead to be good at something. I don't have that problem and even though people say I could lead, I have no problem being second and taking orders. 
  • My sense of adventure. From the places I've been to the places I want to go. I want to experience new things as often as possible. If it looks cool, tasty, or interesting - I want it.
  • My hair. I used to hate - no scratch that - loath, my hair but it's probably what I get complimented on the most. It's thick, curly, and a bit unruly but it's the best thing to never have to worry about having to fix it everyday. I don't even mind the (increasing number of) gray hairs. 
Horrible face, great hair. 
  • I am a good worker. Partly because of my ability to learn quickly and also because both my parents instilled in me a good, solid work ethic. I get what needs to get done, quickly and correctly. 
  • I have a nice smile/good teeth. When I was younger I wanted a retainer but luckily I've never needed them, braces or even so much as a cap. I've never had a cavity and the wisdom teeth I do have don't bother me. 

  • My sense of humor. Some people can see it as harsh and dry but I think I'm hilarious. Sometimes unintentionally.
  • I can admit my misteaks mistakes. 

I admit that I did get stuck at 6 or 7 and had to actually over-think the last 3. But I like the list I've come up with and I know that I will definitely try to not only take compliments from other people better but also give them to myself.

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  1. this seems like a great link up! You have a beautiful smile! Love your hair!

  2. Thank you so much! It was a lot of fun and every enlightening. I'm still trying to learn to take compliments.