ON “NO PERSONALITY”
2011/11/13 § 2 Comments
Reading in my Personality text book
about the label people tend to characterise others with: no personality. You know; I have no idea why she likes him, he has no personality.
A group of people was asked to describe a person with no personality. Apparently they are: “quiet, not a lot of fun, unassuming, geeky, not very sociable, no sense of humour, dull, unhappy looking and dress in dull clothes” (I’m not going to reference this. Just because I can). Hey, you say. Doesn’t that sound familiar? I swear to whatever’s up there: this is me. This is me if you don’t know me. If you know me, however, I think I would be characterised more as “loud, perhaps still not a lot of fun, not very humble, geeky, very sociable with people I like, an odd sense of humour (but still! a sense of humour), constant-bitch-face (due to shyness and a slight arrogance) and occacionally fun clothes”. But I am always characterised of having a lot (perhaps too much?) of a personality. Not always a good thing. But I am me.
The characteristics from the book, too me, describes parts of introvert people amongst people they’re not comfortable around. So, according to this group, personality=extrovert. Stupid. Stupidstupidstupid. Mind you, it’s the first page of the book. But still. WHAT.