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  • Writer's pictureSusie Csorsz Brown

Grab a pen: 5 things! (2)

Quick, grab a pen and paper, and sit for a minute. I want you to think briefly, quickly; don't get all into the details on this: write down 5 words you'd use to describe yourself. Don't worry, there are no right or wrong answers. And sure, you can use hyphenated words.

This is a quick snapshot of your self-view. Interesting, if you do this fairly regularly (say, once a year), you will note a shift in your labels. I think if you do this spontaneously, without really dwelling on the words you are using, you'll find a surprising mix of adjectives. This isn't an interview nor a test; there are no good descriptors nor bad ones. Just words.

This is a fun game to play with your kiddos, too. Help them understand words that they can use to describe themselves, help them understand why they are choosing these words, and the best way to detail why they are choosing what they did. This is a skill that will come in handy for them as they face college and job interviews and help them to develop their descriptor language.

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