Bloganuary the Ninth

Welcome back to Bloganuary, the daily encouragement from WordPress for bloggers to post something each day. If you want to participate in Bloganuary, just click here! Today’s prompt asks the question: What do people incorrectly assume about you?

I don’t know.

Well… that was an easy one to answer.

Okay… really… I don’t know. I don’t know what people think about me unless they tell me. But, the thing is, I’m not the type that generally opens that door for people to tell me what they think of me. Because, generally, I don’t care what people think of me. Do I want them to think I’m a good person? Sure… but that might be one of those things that people incorrectly assume about me because, in reality, I can be kind of a jerk a lot of the time.

It’s not that I’m a mean person for the sole purpose of being mean. I just have a tendency to tell people the truth without much of a filter. Well… when I feel like talking, that is. I’m quiet most of the time. Part of that is introversion. Part could be credited to a certain amount of shyness. And part of that silence is just me holding my tongue because I don’t want people to think I’m an asshole.

I guess it comes down to me not knowing what people think about me, whether it’s a correct or incorrect assumption, because I don’t want to know what people think about me. Could be that I simply say I don’t care what people think of me but the truth could be that I’m afraid to hear what people think of me. Because maybe there’s a part of me that, even though I have no problem sharing harsh truths with others, can’t handle hearing the harsh truths about myself.

Man… I am one complicated onion. Just layers on stinky layers on layers that will make you cry.


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