Feast your eyes on this…
Quite an image for a Friday. No?
Lately I’ve been thinking about my collection of friends and all the people who I like to spend time around. The people in your social circle can say a lot about you and your own personality.
So, I set out to describe my friends…hoping to shed some light on myself. The trouble was, many of my friends have very different and sometimes completely opposing characteristics. They are young, old, intellects, rebels, physically fit, overweight, beer drinkers, wine drinkers, men, women, travelers, stay-at-homers, church-goers, and even bad-ass bikers.
I struggled to find the commonalities. But then, it hit me. Every single one of the people I enjoy spending time with have four traits in common.
They have substance. They’re nothing like a tofu-dog just filling up space in a bun (not to hate on vegetarians, but how can they think tofu tastes good disguised as a hot dog –I just don’t get it).
People of substance believe that their lives have meaning and purpose. They care about and talk about the important things in life, and aren’t superficial.
Did you hear the one about the elephant who went to Japan? Every single one of my friends has a funny/ odd/cheesy sense of humor. Or, they appreciate and enjoy laughing along with the cheesy people around them. If you’re not cheesy and don’t like your friends to walk around with a block of cheese on their head, step aside.
What’s your opinion on rare meat? I hate rare meat. I even hate watching someone else eat a rare piece of meat. I mean, how appetizing can the side of mashed potatoes be when the blood from your steak just rushed on over across the plate turned them bright red? Super, super gross! I order my steaks, and my friends, medium-well. If your raw, bloody emotions immediately spill out the second I poke you with my fork, chances are, you won’t stay in my friend-circle for long. I can handle justified, rational emotion, but I don’t do drama.
…and oh so good
Have you ever tried one of those chocolate lava cakes? They’ve just got to serve those in heaven, don’t ya think? Yummy. Yum. Yum. I like to surround myself with people who are genuinely good on the inside. They’re well-intentioned, honest, learn from their mistakes, and are naturally compelled to help others. Even when they do something wrong, bad, or have a major f-up moment (because we all do), they were well-intentioned while doing it.
Some of my close friends read this blog…and now they know that I’ve just compared them to 3,000 calorie meal. Sorry, friends…I call it like I see it.
What personality traits are common among your friends and the people who are close to you? What do you think that says about you, if anything?
If you liked this post, you may also like Freeze Power and Emotional Osmosis. Have a great weekend!
Images are borrowed from americanspectator.biz, life123.com, and blisstree.com.