We’re all unique. We have innate character traits that we come into this world with and we get to build out the little details along the way as we grow.
There are a lot of ‘types’ that you can easily find yourself trying to fit into. The fitness buff, the nerd, the hot chick, the rockstar, the player, the bro…the list goes on and on. It’s an easy thing to do partly because it’s easier to find a social circle. You all live by the same rules of what makes you ‘cool’ and you feel an immediate sense of belonging. People come to associate you with certain things and, all of a sudden, you can find yourself falling into those molds.
Molds aren’t all that great, though. Are they?
Back in the day, it was super rare to be a girl that loved video games. Now, we’re everywhere and it’s awesome…yet, it still surprises some people. I love to work out and make it a point to eat healthy, but I also allow myself to keep lovin’ on my whiskey and wine in the evenings. This nice young lady blasts some hardcore gangster rap in the car from time to time, then follows it up with a little Coldplay or Calvin Harris. I call myself an extroverted introvert. Variety is the spice of life.
I don’t know about you, but I love to meet people that rock their contradiction. In fact, I find that I’m generally more attracted to them. The tatted-up guy with a sensitive side. The jock that reads Edgar Allen Poe. The white guy with rhythm, etc. You get the idea. It’s amazing to be well-rounded. We’re all complex and we become wildly interesting human beings to others when we show those things off.
Be a little of everything that makes sense to you. Be open-minded. Pick up random skills. Explore and rep all the things that you love.
All in all, be confident and do you.