Showing People Your True Self

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Stevie Anderson demonstrates how a person’s looks can be deceiving. Photo by Casey Yardley

Stevie Anderson demonstrates how a person’s looks can be deceiving. Photo by Casey Yardley

Being the confusing and unsure human beings that we are, sometimes it is hard to show people our true colors. Most people have a hard time opening up to others and disclosing their true personalities.

While dating, it may be especially hard to be yourself. You might really like the person you are dating and you don’t want to ruin your chances with him or her because of one of your attributes.

Oftentimes, it is better to be honest and upfront with people you are dating. Telling the truth about your personal beliefs, your likes and dislikes, your ambitions and even your past are important parts of truthful dating.

For example, if you have children, were married before, or if your one desire in life is to play video games in your mom’s basement with a wife that will feed you grapes, you definitely should bring it up. If you disclose something that may be sketchy, don’t be surprised if you don’t get a second date from someone.

Sometimes the things you say might be a turn off, but it is okay because that just helps you realize that they are not “the one.” If you disclose personal information, and the person is accepting of you and the things that make you who you are, then great, keep on dating him or her.

Little secrets and pretends that are discovered later on can destroy a relationship that you have come to cherish and enjoy. So, be real, be true and honest to yourself and to others. Who are you trying to kid by pretending to be someone you’re not?

Cheyenne Davis is passionate about education and her family. She like to laugh and have fun, longboard, photography, playing cards, frisbee, and cross-stitch. She has climbed the 45 ft rock wall on campus in 50 seconds and has entered into the one minute club. Her favorite foods are spicy mexican food, pickles, chocolate milk, fruit. She avoids blueberries, onions, and asparagus. In high school she was the editor of the yearbook and she continues this journalistic tradition as a writer for the Snowdrift.

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