My attitude is an important part of my personality. One could go as far as to say it’s a definitive part! It’s what sets me apart from other people. Other peoples’ attitudes are also what draw me to get to know them, and what make them heard in a crowd.
A great example of someone’s attitude setting them apart from the crowd is my cousin. He is six-and-some months younger than me, but what he lacks in age he makes up for in attitude. At first glace he might seem like your typical blonde-haired, bespectacled trumpet player and DnD player extraordinaire, but once you get to know him his intense personality overshadows (almost) all of that.
My cousin is the type of person who speaks his mind. Always. He will also spend hours arguing his opinion until his adversary admits defeat or simply gives in. He doesn’t seem that he stresses too much about what others think of him because of it. And while this does get him some enemies, it also earns him respect. In certain groups, that which he has uttered is now law.
This incredibly assertive and cynical attitude also comes with incredible loyalty. He will defend a friend with the same fervor he possesses when debating about politics (and that is something you do not want to get him started on). Also, he is one of the most amusing people I know.
I often find myself wishing I had an attitude like that. Something about my personality that would make people say, “Ah, here comes Kieryn!” like they do when they see my cousin. But then I realize I’m still not sure how to define my own personality. And until I am, I’ll just have to be content having friends with attitudes.
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