Posted by: teentoinks | March 9, 2010

My first and I drew blank! (I am the sum of my parts)

It’s always hard to start, and to actually act stupid like you knew everyone else. I just remember my first job interview ages ago, when the interviewer did ask me to describe myself. I felt like I was someone who just lost in words and nothing but did start saying “I am ahhh….”, then suddenly realized “Who I am?”, “who really I am?”.

Felt like I was lost… How could that possibly be, where in fact I am with me 24/7. I can say “I am honest” duh! that would also mean “I am lying”. I am smart, but I always act stupid. I am also a listener, but I hardly listened. Hayss… Those are just me, that could be with a multiple personality. It felt like an idiot then when I answered back “my friends told me that I am nice” (eewww!) What confused me more was when he returned… “and what do you think of yourself?, you should know better than everyone else!” Then I drew blank… I don’t really have a clue. That yes, I didn’t get that job and that interview was a flop. Hayss..

That was ages ago, and now I am still that kind of girl who just lost in words every time to ask about herself. I have changed and constantly changing… but still lost in words.

How could I describe myself when I hardly know who I am? That I discovered “to know yourself is the most complicated lesson in the world

Can you describe yourself?

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Responses

  1. haha, hindi ako ready na idescribe ka! english kase!??! lols!!
    natatawa pako til now dahil sa sitwasyon mo nung interview, bat diko alam yun!? hahah!

    ^^ i’ll be right back!

    • Seryoso ko wag kang tumawa….. nag english na nga eh! Hmft! Ahaha.. di ko kayang ikwento sa tagalog, parang mas mag mumuka akong shunga! ahaha!

      Be back soon… ^^

  2. uy, teka lang, i have a very good explanation and advice to you parekoi..

    be back soon… ^^

    • Huy.. wag mo masyado seryoshin! Hahaha… ampupu! ^^
      Yan na nga ba sinasabi ko eh!

      • Hmmppp!! akala ko seryoso! nagprepare pa nmn ako ng thesis-long explanation, pagbalik ko eh jowk jowk jowk lang pala! cheh!

        salamat sa call kagabi, bawal kaya kaming tumanggap ng calls kapag hating gabi na, bwahahaha! pasaway ka talga!

        • PAsaway ka jan… eh bat mo sinagot? Mas pasaway ka kaya! Sinagot mo eh! ahihihi

  3. teentoinks, may tanong ako: how would you describe yourself in one sentence? 🙂

    • Eh pads… ano muna yung bath soap nyo? ahihihi 🙂

      • wahahahahaha. bumanat ka rin ah. sige, silent na ako. hehe.

        • Ahaha… ^^ natawa naman ako! Sige sige… tahimik na rin po ako. ^^

  4. Hi Tina,

    long time no visit 🙂 nice blog post… who are you? hmmm multiple personality is a great description 🙂

    If I were to describe you in one sentence, that would be “SMART” (justifiable din yun sa job interview) —- creative,witty, smart voter pa…boboto ka ba?:)… . 🙂

    if you’re asked that question again sabihin mo yung answer mo na “I have changed and constantly changing” wag na yung but still lost in words… hehehe…

    ang laking palaisipan ng question moha.. i’m sure all your friends will help you know yourself a lot better.

    ingats

    • Hi Mommy Rache… namiss kita! ^^

      Smart? Creative? Witty? Smart Voter? Wow.. nalunod ako! haha.. THANKS! I guess, there’s part of me that I want to say all the good things about me, but as others might misinterpret it and I might look conceited.

      That’s the hardest question I’ve ever encountered in a job interview, I opted to search in google and yahoo for an answers. ahaha and found the “CAPRICORN PERSONALITY” the description suits me but not very confident about it. lol! Ahaha…

      To create our identity is such a challenge!

      Thanks Mommy Rache.. DARE MONTH – interesting post of you! More skin to show off, im waiting! ahihihi

  5. 3rd visit kona. speechless padin ako ! lols!

  6. Hi teentoinks! first time (i think) here! thanks for letting me stay. hehehe! 😀

    actually, i like your blog. it also made me realize the times i’ve often been asked during interviews. how to describe myself seems a very simple yet profound question at the same time. but siguro i wouldn’t want to ask you that. siguro as i often visit here, ill get to know you in the process. and vice-versa!

    visit ulit ako soon! and ill add you to my tambayan too!

    good day to you!

    • Hello Bongkito… salamat sa pagbisita, lagi kayo welcome dito! ^^

      Hmm.. siguro hindi naman talaga natin kaya i-describe ang sarili natin ng isang upuan lang, it takes time to know each other at kahit yung sarili natin, it takes a lot of living to fully understand and describe ourselves.

      I added you na rin sa blogroll ko. Salamat po uli sa pag bisita!

  7. brb din muna ako. may i-te-text lang ako para sya magdescribe sa yo. hehe

    ..teka lang. kung bagay ka, ano ka?

    • Kung si Busyok at Nguya Kim ang ite-txt mo, hayss… busy sila wag mo daw guluhin! amp!

      Q: Kung bagay ako, ano ko?
      A: Latigo! Ako ang latigong papalo kay Busyok, napaka “techie” na kalabaw, matuto man lang mag araro.

      • napakalupet mo naman.

        • ang sweet kaya! ^^

  8. Hi Partner. Dito lang ako nag-praktis para sa tanong na iyan. Kasi nung panahon ko diyan eh simple lang lagi ang tanong. At kung may kilala ka pa sa ina-aplayan mo…yan wala ng pahirapan.

    Ayos itong post mo Tina…reminder ito para kung paano sagutin ng maayos ang tanong na iyan. Salamat.

    • Hi Lo, partner! May kahirapan nga po Lo na sagutin ang tanong na yan, naniniwala po kasi ako na hindi naman talaga madaling i-describe ang sarili sa isang upuan lang. Posibleng mas madali kung ang ginawa nyang tanong ay “what molds you to be the person you are now” hehe.. kontrahin ba ang nag i-interview.

      Thanks Lo, ingat lagi!

  9. hhmmm, for me hndi ka mahirap i describe, good listener, mabait at alam kong patience sa lahat ng bagay! 🙂

    Be safe tin! 😀

    • Naks… thanks Len! Kaibigan nga kita… ahihihi! 🙂

      Stay safe din! Lapit na bday! Happy bday! hehe

  10. oha, napadaan lang tinitignan ko lang kung may nasabi na sila about you, pero may napansin ako..
    sa last part ng entry mo…

    “Can you describe yourself?”

    dati na bang ganyan yan?! parang dati sabi mo dyan, idescribe ka!? haha

    • Ewan ko sayo! Wala pa naman ako ine-edit jan sa entry, ilang beses na balik mo na… mali naman pala ang basa mo! Haysss…

  11. Naku nakakarelate ako. Minsan me interview sa akin natameme ako. Hindi sa hindi ko alam sasabihin pero sa nerbiyos. Pero lesson learned na sa kin, wag kang susulong s laban ng hindi handa.

    Hmm if i will describe myself… I will say I am honest pero nagsisinungaling din, I am smart but i also act stupid sometimes… normal ako kasi tao lang me negative at positve sides. hehehe!

    Ei paupdate na lang po ng link… http://thedormboy.com salamat!

    • Korek, bawal sumugod sa laban ng hindi handa. Hays..
      Naks datkomista na. hehe Sige update ko po link mo.

      Salamat!

  12. Haha iyan ang isang experience na kaylan man ay hindi ko siguro mararanasan. Nang una akong mag-presenta sa kompanya na pinagtatrabahuan ko ngayon. Ang unang itinananong sa akin “Can you do it?” Syempre “of course” agad ang reply ko. Sabi nga ng BF ko “You can´t improve if you have no confidence”

    at yun naman kung madi-discribe ko ang sarili ko…hmm..well…mahirap nga iyan.

    • “You can’t improve if you have no confidence” korek. Pero may mga tanong din kasi minsan na madaling sagutin pero mahirap sabihin at hindi masabi sabi… hehe ^^

  13. http://www.teentoinks.com >>>> BAGAY!!

    mag dot com na! hehehe..

    • wala… walang teentoinks.com, na corrupt kaya hanapan mo ko ng teentoinks.dll. Nyaahhaa

  14. from time to time,nakakalimutan nga talaga natin kung sino tayo at anu nga ba ang kaya nating gawin.just like you said,we try to see who we are as what people perceives us to be.and we simply lost when we start to believe na ganun nga tayo dahil sa yun ang pagkakakilala nila sa atin.hindi rin masama na makinig sa feedback pero don’t let the voice within you go in slence.

    napadaan lang.just feel like saying something about your post.ingat lagi!

    • My view of myself is probably the opposite of what other people see, and that I don’t think I could describe myself successfully… but somehow you’re right when you said “don’t let the voice within you go in silence”. Thanks for that!

      Salamat sa pagdaan! ^^

  15. i easily enjoy your own writing taste, very interesting,
    don’t quit and also keep creating mainly because it simply truly worth to look through it.
    impatient to look over more of your posts, kind regards 😉

    • Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. Been in your blog and find it very interesting as well, the photos describe real emotions.

      “THE NORMAL FASHION IS HIDEOUS AND WE NEED 2 HELP THE HUNGRY PEOPLE AND I CAN”T STAND NORMAL THINGS”
      – find this very powerful description of yourself, NORMAL THINGS basically lies with what is constant or atleast stuck in what is the trend and somehow being different is a good diversion of simplifying things that bore you. Nice!

      Thanks and looking forward to see you here again.

  16. i’ve heard from somebody that one of the most difficult thing to do is to describe yourself. 😀
    JUST SHARING 🙂

    • EXACTLY Gudang… at least hindi naman pala ako nag iisa! hehe Ang hirap kaya! 🙂

      Salamat sa pagbisita!

  17. haha, hi teentoinks. unang comment, ang kulit ni BON waaaaaah haha.

    madali lang yan teentoinks. be yourself. nag-iisa lang naman tayo sa mundo, we are unique individuals. ikaw ang nag-iisang teentoinks at ako ang nag-iisang batangmangyan. as long as we give justice to everything we say and do, to our actions and reactions, we can simply know and understand who really we are. pero ang kulit ni BON. waaaaaaah. hahaha.

    nice post teentoinks!

    • Thanks BM, nagtaka ka pa… makulit talaga yang si Bon.

      We are unique individuals…. << agree, salamat! ^^

      At makulit talaga si BON!

  18. Thanks pal. Nice site you got going on here. Got some more websites to point to which have a bit more info?


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