21DJC Day 19 – What Words Best Describe You?

This is Day 19 of the 21-Day Journaling Challenge (21DJC) for Nov 2011. View list of tasks: 21DJC Overview.

Hi everyone – Welcome to Day 19 of 21DJC! :) We now have 2 days left till the end of the challenge!

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Day 18 Review

Yesterday’s question was: “What Matters Most To You?“. (Read the responses.)

What matters most to me? For sure, growing and helping others to grow is the most important thing to me. It’s after all my life purpose. :)

My parents matter a lot to me too. They are the ones who brought me to this world and cared for me, even till this day. There wouldn’t be a me today if it wasn’t for them. And even though we don’t communicate much, that doesn’t mean we aren’t important to each other. We express our love to each other differently than most do.

My goals and dreams matter a lot to me. Pursuing them is part of living my life to the fullest. I defend them fiercely from anyone or anything that gets in the way. To hold me back from pursuing my goals is akin to locking me in a cafe and taking my life away from me.

People matter a lot to me. While this is probably obvious given my life purpose, it became apparent during my travels. I found that no matter what country I was in, it wasn’t the sites or sights that excited me. It was meeting new people, getting to know them, and making meaningful connections. To me, knowing someone new is an adventure. I would much rather do that than check out some building or rock which plays no role in my life and which I will probably never see again.

When I’m hanging out with someone, I like to know about their background, understand their motivations in life, and absorb everything they have to share. I feel there’s always something to learn from everybody – it’s like we’re each a walking encyclopedia, except that we’re more powerful than an encyclopedia because we have the ability to think and synthesize thoughts.

Love matters to me. I think to live a life with no love is akin to not having lived at all. Love is what sets apart living beings from non-living things. Love is the most powerful force in all of universe. History has shown, time and again, of how people are able to accomplish things greater than themselves, driven by love – be it love for a certain cause, love for other beings, love for the world, love for anything. (By love, I mean all kinds of love, and not just romantic love.)

With that said, let’s now move to today’s question!

21DJC Day 19

Today is the 3rd last day of 21DJC, and the 3rd last question of the challenge. Today’s question is:

What Words Best Describe You?

What Words Best Describe You?

If you are to describe yourself, what words would you use? And why? (Feel free to cover anything from physical appearance, to your character traits, to your values and life beliefs.)

(Today’s question can be found in #6 of 101 Important Questions To Ask Yourself In Life. For those who have Personal Excellence Book Volume 1, read Discover Your Values, where you get to uncover your values via a simple exercise.)

Put on your reflection cap and let your thoughts flow. Below is an empty form which you can use to write your answers to the question. Treat it as your private 21DJC journaling “room”, if you will. You will be seeing this form every day, for the 21 days of the challenge. There’s a button for you to keep track of your word count too, if you’re interested.

(Note you will not see the form below if you’re viewing this in your email client. Visit the actual post online to see the form.)

What Words Best Describe You?

Your Task Today:

  1. Reflect and answer today’s question. There’s no word limit – whether minimum or maximum. Write as few or as many words as you want. It’s all up to what you want to express!
  2. Share your answer. After you are done writing, copy and paste your answer in the comments area and post it there.
  3. Check out other participants’ answers. Other participants will be sharing their answers too, so feel free to read and reply to their answers. This is a group course, so let’s support each other in these 21 days.
Look forward to reading your answers! :D

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  1. Viole says:


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  2. Iva says:

    What Words Best Describe Me?


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  3. Raven says:

    Wow, that list could be long if you just go with free association….

    Quarky, Eclectic, determined, tenacious, sympathetic , adventurous and cowardly, giving, strong willed, sarcastic, realist, organized, loving, compassionate, student of life, fighter, blessed, creative, wimpy, verbose, phobic, transitional, metamorphosis, curious, fun-size, loyal, guarded, lucky, hopeful, loved, silly, exhausted, foodie, wine lover, Puerto Rican, unique, imaginative, young at heart….

    really it could go on and on both good and bad :)

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  4. Taffi says:

    I am not sure if the answer to this is what i want the words describing myself to be….or what they currently are! Here is the wish list

    -With integrity
    -Loving, Kind, Caring
    - Infectiously Happy
    - Hopeful
    - Vulnerable
    - Open minded
    - Growing
    - Humble
    - Seeker
    - Patient
    - Real

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  5. Leny Keo says:

    The word that describe about me is creative, good, funny, soft, Independence, funny and growth. Those words design me today. Leny

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  6. Aparna says:

    Integrity, discipline, loving, honest, optimistic, adventurous, trusting, reliable, organized, self-expressive

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  7. Asni says:

    This is me, how I see myself:-

    Have a sense of humor
    Makes hasty decision sometimes
    Cannot stand people who will not put in an extra effort in whatever they’re doing.
    Neatness freak


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  8. Amanda says:

    I did this in a different way. First I listed the first 15 traits I could think of (I’m not doing physical appearance.) and later I split them into 3 lists: 1) good and 2) bad 3) not sure. Part of my goal to become a better person. :D

    Here is the 15 traits:
    1 Helpful
    2 Caring
    3 Eager to learn
    4 Brings joy to others
    5 Interesting
    6 Optimistic
    7 A little lazy :p
    8 Fun to be around
    9 Crazy & mad, in a good way :)
    10 Bookworm (fiction books)
    11 Addicted to the computer (in an effort to improve GLB!)
    12 Discipined
    13 Adventurous
    14 Organised
    15 Perseverance

    Here’s the three lists:

    **Good** (12 traits)
    1 Helpful
    2 Caring
    3 Eager to learn
    4 Brings joy to others
    5 Interesting
    6 Optimistic
    8 Fun to be around
    9 Crazy & mad, in a good way :)
    12 Discipined
    13 Adventurous
    14 Organised
    15 Perseverance

    **Bad** (1 trait)
    7 A little lazy :p

    **Not sure** (2 traits)
    10 Bookworm (fiction books)
    11 Addicted to the computer (in an effort to improve GLB!)

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    • This was a really interesting way to do it. I am not sure being a little lazy is always a bad thing. :) Sometimes taking that lazy day can regenerate you for the stuff you have to do in life. Bookworm, I so use to be a bookworm, now I am a computer something. :) This is a really cool idea. :)

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  9. ASLO says:

    Every word on the list would something that i’d feel is ideal for me….but it would be right to choose a collection that’d undermine my true identity just because i would tend to associate with every positive virtue on the list no matter even if though i would want to i am not fully able to make myself at complete par with the characteristic
    So the best way would be to ask someone else who truly knows me to choose for me
    And the response i got was
    Righteous and
    toooo trusting
    Life would be a perfect picture if you could categorize all that’s right on one side and that what’s not on the other and pick your choice but if all that you wished for was going to come true, then wishes would be horses and beggars would ride…..doesn’t matter…..i don’t mind being a beggar for the finer things in life, i wish for all that’s right to come and fine pick all the negative traits out and all the positive traits which are out,in.

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    • Amanda says:

      I’m going to add another characteristic: unique. I think you’re the only person so far in 21DJC who didn’t write the list yourself, but ask someone else to write it.

      But I think that you should also have a go writing your own list. See how you see yourself as. :)

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      • ASLO says:

        Thanks Amanda others input really helps. . i am grateful for you addition.
        but if it were up to me than i would choose honest, compatible, adaptive, inquisitive and change seeking. .

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  10. Bob says:

    These are the words that I would like to be:

    Optimistic – turning every situation into something good, learning and applying this knowledge to my life for the benefit of myself and others.

    Positive – having strong qualities that vibrate and resonate with people, magnifying their good ideas, bringing to life the ideas that touch and move me.

    Focused – totally fixed on my goals and aspirations.

    Excellence – doing my very best in every situation.

    Understanding – seeing things from others viewpoint and perspective.

    Motivated – enthusiastic in what I do and how I do it.

    I already embody these qualities but not to the degree I would like as I have let other words come on my horizon. I learnt when doing this exercise that our words are like drops of water that when joined together become a stream, which can then turn into a river especially when connecting with other river(s).

    We can shape our words like a carver carves wood, to make something beautiful and useful or it can be just ordinary firewood to be burnt and forgotten.

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  11. cloudio says:

    Words people use more to describe me: attentive, caring, sweetheart, intelligent, non conformist, but also unpredictable, pedantic, touchy, too demanding

    Words best describe me in my own perception: curious, ironic, restless, honest

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  12. Shiroh says:

    I would use Strong Minded, Intelligent and Soulful

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  13. A. Sendijja says:

    ”Restless until its done” are the words that describes me. I am one person that will never go to sleep before i get whatever i have to do, completed. I am like a child that will never stop nagging their parents until they get that new bike they just seen in the window shop. Do i always get it correct,is another issue. Believe me, you,i can never get sleep unless i am quite sure that i have done it and i have done it right.
    I am a tall 47 years younger man, 6ft and good looking. My physical state is an ongoing process as my goal is to be in the best shape possible. I work out daily and i have to be as fit as the young man twice my age in the best shape of his life. I am very jolly and easy going. People describe my smile as contagious because whenever i smile you just have to smile along with me. I enjoy meeting new people and i take time to explore their intent in life and what they really want to accomplish in life. It is never about me. I am an encourager and always make the other guy so special by liking them and getting them to tell me their story ,that they always want to talk to me as i make them know that i am interested in them and that do care.
    I believe in Islam and accept and respect everyone else’s belief. I believe that there is life after death and that all human beings are equal and deserve the very best life has to offer. However i do not expect that the best has to be handed to me or anyone else on a silver platter, therefore i strive to claim my share of the very best by being very specific on whatever i consider to be the best by working hard to get it and also showing others to do so. I could never settle for anything other than the very best
    and that is me. I don’t believe that people are lazy, but that they just need to be encouraged and shown how to get whatever they value most in their lives. So i choose to be a friend that will walk, grow and encourage you all the way to being the best that you were meant to be so that we can all live happy and fulfilled in this short and precious life. I am a vivid reader and read positive materials. I read a self help book every month together with all personal development stuff out there. I know that as long as one is growing mentally, and implementing the knowledge they are acquiring, massive success is just around the corner.

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  14. Jeffrey Q says:

    The five words that I believe would best describe me:

    I’m very driven by my principles and ideals. I am unwilling to (or at least try not) cross them, because doing so would betray my own confidence. I consider it my greatest strength since most of my friends put their faith in me without worry.

    I am unrelenting when I have a certain level of expectation in my work. I am willing to spend countless hours for that little bit of extra effort to near perfection on my projects and my creative endeavours. Determination is key to being satisfied with my own efforts.

    I am dependable to a fault. If someone asks for my help, I will more likely than not say yes even though it is not in my best interest.

    Being calm is my way of dealing with stressful situations. I find panicking unproductive and a waste of mental resources. Even when I am faced with a circumstance where failure is guaranteed, I believe making the effort to strive when the probabilities are stacked against you is when you find your true self.

    I am very detail-oriented. I am methodical and I approach everything in my path in a logical way. I guess it’s the reason why I ended up working as a web developer.

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  15. Lottie says:

    I am self critical but becoming kinder to self,
    shy but friendly,
    neurotic but great fun,
    introspective but friendly,
    impulsive but steadfast and loyal,
    predisposed to see the glass half empty but truly thankful,
    full of wonder but can feel bleak,
    compassionate and loving but can be angry and nasty
    intuitive but gullible

    I am a work in progress and I’m happy with that.

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    • Being happy with who we are is a difficult thing in life, regardless of the state of change, which it appears that you are currently in, it is a wonderful gift to be happy with yourself. :)

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      • Lottie says:

        Thanks for your comment Karman – yes, I am indeed happy enough with myself but it’s definitely not a fixed state – I have to keep up the practice!!

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