First of all, you’re awesome and you should know it! But then again, are you really?
Ever noticed how people tend to gravitate toward
certain other people while at a party, a meet-and-greet, or after a tense
class/session, and you wonder what made such people awesome humans and not you,
with your resplendent sense of personal style and your admirable gadgets?
As we know, a lot of times, it’s difficult to
separate the douche from the gentleman, and the qualities that could have
endeared a person to us might just be so innate, that we may need to have a
really good conversation with them before detecting it.
Even, doing that, we
may only tell the generically acceptable qualities which may not be enough to
make clear of a person’s true character. Say, they’re calm and seem confident,
how well do you think they can handle adverse situations? Good sense of humor,
what if the ambience didn’t call for dark humor?
So, for a person, being awesome has to be their
individuality and the makeup of their essence. Their attributes have to match
with their stance on certain issues, and their character need to be unyielding.
If you’re awesome and you don’t know it, then we are going to have to dispel
that unknown, and replace it with some self-awareness. Here are some indicators
to show that you may just as well fit in that awesome category.
1. You pick up on
social cues: This is kind of like saying you have a filter. Though you may
think social media isn’t the place to engage in personal histories, or parties
aren’t the convention to discuss feuds, you don’t out rightly shame the
participants, you don’t remain inarticulate when called upon to give an opinion
and you don’t say something noncommittal.
2. You can disagree
with an opinion but it wouldn’t be worded in an aggressive or mean spirited
way: Saying you’re apt and tactful, never careless, never rude in vocal
exchanges, so much so a brush off from you would seem like a compliment to
someone else. Like you could argue that Lukaku is the best scorer of all times
but not near enough to get ambushed for it.
3. You modulate
while you sing in the bathroom: With no care in the world, you really do let
yourself be! While others labor under the illusion that they have a little
David Guetta in them struggling to get out, you live each day knowing you could
be chosen at any moment to replace EdSheeran at a concert if he ever called in
sick, regardless of you being really good at singing or sucking at it.
4. You don’t slouch
when you’re on a queue: You have to understand that as underestimated as this
is, it is key nonetheless. No one would call you awesome if you go around with
a drooping figure and a disposition like Quasimodo’s. You, standing tall and
looking straight forward, only just giving people and things the right amount
of glances every now and again – this show of poise attitude will keep you away
from unflattering attention.
5. You are generous
with your limited time especially when it’s apparent that it is needed: You’re
compassionate and sincere, and when you really have to go, you excuse yourself
in a brisk manner (or make some promises like the rest of us do). Yes, you’re
aware of time constraints and you have to work and eat, and drive somewhere,
you haven’t done any of that, but you don’t carry it like a badge. Meaning, you
don’t develop a mysterious itch on your wrist that would cause you to pull your
arm to your face so your partner would see the screen of your wristwatch,
hoping they would take a glimpse at the clock and take a hint, since you
mentioned earlier you needed to leave at a certain 0’clock.
6. You have varied
interests and you don’t leave room for small mindedness: You brace yourself
with common knowledge of subjects you otherwise wouldn’t care for, only just to
have a relational experience for the sake of the people around you. Not as
though you believe you need to give in to what you don’t prefer, but that you
want to genuinely understand why another would prefer the option. Like knowing
the distinguishing factors between briefs and boxers, even though you’re not
So is awesomeness in you?
Written by Oluchi Irobunda.
Irobunda is a social media enthusiast that finds humor in almost everything.
Her corner of the internet is msmcbeal.wordpress.com