When you find yourself in a routine, be they small ones you adhere to in the morning only or routines that fill your whole day, you start to think less and less about the individual actions you're taking. You're on auto-pilot, used to these acts that you don't need to be actively working your brain to do them.
When we become so desensitized to these actions, we forget what they mean to us and what they can say about us to anyone who may be watching.
However, being overly concerned about others judging your actions can be indicative of a bigger problem. You may be struggling with some self-esteem issues, ones that keep your mind bogged down and prevent you from flourishing.
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The Smallest Things
There are some things that we all do so frequently, everyday habits that we don't even think of, that we assume the way we do it is universal. This isn't a thought born from ignorance but rather a mind on autopilot. If we don't see someone doing something differently than we do, why would we ever assume there's another way to do it?
The reality is every action, even the smallest of gestures, is influenced by everything we've been through until that point. Our personalities can even affect the way we handle some daily tasks. That fact can be reverse-engineered, meaning we can look at the way we go about certain activities for more insight into ourselves.
1. How Fast We Eat
The first telling habit is the speed at which we eat.
Slow eaters exude confidence, embracing each bite with gratitude. They savor the moment and are good at being present and appreciating the little things, but also have to fight not to analyze everything with logic alone. Emotional thinking is needed for matters of the heart.
Fast eaters embody ambition and boldness. They're driven by their goals and willing to do anything if it means coming out on top. And yes, this does make them competitive spirits, but they're also fun-loving. This go-getter attitude makes them prone to both impatience and irritability, which can get the better of them if they're not careful.
2. How We Write Our Emails
The way we write our emails also grants insight into our personalities. See, extroverts often infuse their email conversations with excitement, effortlessly weaving in 'fun' topics like dates, parties, and adventures, sharing their vibrant personal experiences. Introverts are often shorter and more to the point, wanting to get direct answers as fast as possible so they can return to their work.
You can also detect a narcissist through their emails. As they often lack emotional finesse, they tend to dominate their emails with controlling language, saturating their messages with excessive first-person pronouns like 'I' and 'Me,' always bringing the subject back to themselves in a selfish manner.
3. Being Early Or Late
Being frequently late or always on time reveals more about us than just our punctuality.
Those who are always punctual, especially if they're punctual to the extreme, tend to be more driven, competitive, and assertive. They're desperate to make a good impression, even to strangers! They can become a little neurotic if they're not grounded every so often, though.
Meanwhile, those who tend to be a bit late are far more lax. They're easygoing and have a very good attitude about things, able to roll with the punches. This leaves it a little difficult for them to care about things, though, which can bite them later on when something important comes up.
4. How Often We Use Our Phones
This one may be less surprising, but the amount we use our phones also says a lot about our personalities. Studies have delved into this connection, with one asking participants to rate statements like "I spend too much time on my phone" or “I get uneasy without my cell phone nearby" based on how much they agree.
The results? Those glued to their phones showed lower emotional stability. Contrastingly, those less attached to their devices had better emotional balance. If you've been feeling rather moody, it may be time to put your phone down for a while and lose yourself in something else.
5. How We Replace Toilet Paper Rolls
Even something as innocuous as how you replace the toilet paper in your bathroom reveals hidden truths. This is a matter of whether you position the top sheet 'over' or 'under,' which has already been a frequent social debate.
Surprisingly, 'over' enthusiasts have stronger, more dominant personality traits, while 'under' fans have more lax and submissive traits. Those who position it over also prefer to see easy, quick results in any situation they're in, while those who position it under exhibit more patience, willing to wait for the right outcome.
Our Personal Makeup
These quirks, part of our unique makeup, shape our personalities. Embracing these oddities adds depth and intrigue to our lives, reminding us that even the smallest choices echo the complexities within us.
Does this mean that every little action, both our own and others, should be analyzed and scrutinized? Of course not. Being that observant will do nothing but make room for misjudgment. Instead, appreciate the ways in which you're different from everyone else and embrace the uniqueness of each of our lives.
Life tries to teach us that some of our unique traits are things we should be ashamed of, but this couldn't be further from the truth. It's a tough lesson to power through, but you're worth the fight, as your life will improve immediately if you can build back your lost self-esteem.
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