Well, it’s my birthday! And I’m high on the excitement of it. I don’t even know why, yeah I get presents and lots of people say happy birthday, which is wonderful, but I’m not actually motivated by presents. I think I just like the attention.
Scratch that, I know I like attention.
In fact earlier this week we did a workshop on Communication Styles and I got Expressive. Which, among other things, put me firmly in the loud, outgoing, talkative category of people who like lots of feedback, recognition and applause. My reaction? Duh! The only down side of this is later, when we all did an activity where we had to talk about the possible challenges of dealing with the other communication styles, everyone picked on us. Said we were overbearing, hard to get a word in, steamroll over others. How we’re intimidating and the guy presenting (from the amiable group) even got up the courage to ask “You seem very confident, are you?” to which I said “Yes” and everyone laughed (but then another in the group went on about how she talks too much when she’s nervous and completely ruined the facade).