Whatever: How My Social Style Streamlined My Adult Life.

I like taking the odd personality test at times. MBTI, Big Five, Buzzfeed quizzes.

(For anyone curious, it’s ENFJ, 76th percentile in open-mindedness and apparently, of all the Disney princesses, I’m Ariel.)

The tests seem mostly accurate, but the results always switch around on the extroversion/introversion ratio. I seem to have no leanings either one way or the other, socially speaking. In other words, I’m either an Extroverted Introvert or an Introverted Extrovert.

My extroverted side has rarely needed much taking care of. I’ve always been very lucky in life to have a great group of family, friends, colleagues and roommates I can call upon for a fun night out. My introverted side, however, sometimes needs a little more cherishing, especially in a world of open office spaces, group projects and everyone telling you about the ‘importance of networking.’ 

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Musings on Auld Lang Syne: Being Brave

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a long time now, but sometimes only being pushed  down makes you go back to what you love to do. After what felt like an interminable week, I felt the need to write this post as soon as I got a moment to breathe (post a nap of course. Naps are true love). 

This isn’t something I share, mostly because it has literally nothing to do with anything, but my name, Simran, means ‘remembering God.’ My younger self found this almost hilarious, considering I stayed as far away from religion, rituals and praying as I could. As I grew older, however, I found myself turning to remembrance more and more. Not remembering God, precisely, but remembering good times, family, friends, old family histories and drawing strength and lessons from them. And more and more, I found that the qualities I valued most from these memories were bravery and gumption. And for a Ravenclaw/Slytherin, that’s a pretty big change of heart.

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