To be seen as others see you

I never cease to be amazed at how people see me.  To listen to them, I sit on a claw-shaped throne, wearing an armored exoskeleton holding a goblet of red something while my assistants play Velcro dwarf-toss in the hall.  Now that is one hell of an image and I wish to hell it were true.

I really wish I had the money to make it true!!

Actually, I’m more likely to be sitting in a tee-shirt and pants in a desk chair in the combination office-laboratory that is so stuffed with things that there is barely room to fit a dwarf, much less toss one!  But the image is fun and I really do enjoy it.

Now, where am I going with this?

How people see you really does matter.  If you leave an image in their minds of some sort of comic-book character it may be silly if you think about it, but it actually makes you interesting to those who get that image.  If  they were to see you as a derelict looking in dumpsters for papal memorabilia you would have far less credibility, or in my case, incredibility because some of the things ascribed to me are truly incredible.  NO!  I never levitated the apartment building across the parking lot!  (Where do they come up with these things?)

So it does not hurt to spend a little time thinking about your image.  There is a place for the judgmental and the censorious if you know how to carry it off.  Don’t merely be who you are, work a little on who you want people around you to think who you are.  You will be amazed at the results.

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One Response to “To be seen as others see you”

  1. Deborah Says:

    Changing ones persona is important – especially if you are into descreet, diabolical stuff. Or, you just want to reinvent yourself to feel better. I’m all for creating a new me! Without the plastic surgery that is. ; )

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