It has happened to us all. “Oh, I’m so sorry, I misunderstood what you were saying?” Or “Wow, I didn’t know you liked that!” At some point in your life you have said something similar to someone and someone has said something similar to you. Sometimes it really is a true and honest misunderstanding, after all we are imperfect beings. We don’t always get it right. So the question I bring to you is: “What’s the one thing you think people misunderstand about you the most?” I know you may have multiple answers, but share one or two.
Misunderstanding: “You don’t talk much.”
Reality: I don’t know you. Or worse, just don’t like you. One of the two is normally the case. Yes, I’m an introvert. If I don’t know you, it may take a while to open up. My friends will tell you, once I get to know you, I can be just as talkative. I’m still very shy and introverted, but that’s something I’m actively working on. How else can I tell you about one of my businesses if I don’t talk to you about it?
Now, I may know you, may have been around you a while, and still don’t say much, there’s an easy answer. Not to be rude or mean, I just don’t like you or don’t trust you. You know how it is, some people just give off that vibe that you can’t trust them. Or maybe you’re just rude and nasty. Maybe nothing but profanity leaves your mouth. Or you may just be a negative person. All those are reasons for me to stay quiet and to myself. I pride myself at keeping the peace most of the time, but every now and then that person, decides to let the beast out and they see just how not quiet I am.
Misunderstanding: “You don’t have time to have fun. You’re all business!”
Reality: I have a lot of fun and with the right people. Yes, I’m very busy. I’m trying to grow a business to work that business full-time. I have plans and goals I’m trying to reach. So while my schedule is very tight, I make time for those closest to me. I make time for events of business that I network with and that my friends own. Still, sometimes I can be a workaholic I know, because even on my girls trip, while they were at the beach (I don’t really do the beach), I was practicing my photography. I also knew I was going to become a travel agent, so I wanted some awesome pictures from the trip. Plus they know me, I love my pictures!
There are times I have to miss events I want to attend because I have my own event or clients. I love my clients to the moon and back, so I do everything I can to not push them back. Yes, even if it means cutting back on my social calendar. You know what’s awesome. It’s when you have real, true friends that know what you’re doing, understand what you’re doing and support what you’re doing at 100%. They don’t misunderstand that. I love them for that.
What is something that is misunderstood about you?