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What defines you as a person?
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What defines you? What motivates you as a person?
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#2
Is it easy for anyone to sum themselves up in a few words? I haven't achieved anything yet.. but then again I don't know if I would want to be defined by achievement alone. Isn't everyone searching for answers to those questions? Among others.
I wish I knew.
Primum Non Nocere
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#3
I think most people would struggle to answer this.
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Myself. I started telling myself I didn't want to be the product of dysfunction, my own or someone else's, and I don't just want to be a cause or a belief, either.

I'm motivated by learning, fun, and organization.
A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.
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I have no idea what defines me, but I know what motivates me. Having a child motivates me more than anything, I think I would succumb to old habits and my depression more if I didn't. Around 10 yrs ago I never left the basement, I put a computer down there (no windows) and was on the computer all night and slept during the day, was out of work for about a year doing this. When I finally came out and started working and met someone we ended up becoming addicts together, that carried to my 2nd relationship. I used those drugs to cope with depression, after straightening out my life and having a child I could never fathom doing that now. I have to work, I have to provide for her and give her the best life possible. When I'm having my worst days and I just want to give up, I remember why I do what I do. It also forces me to make plans to take her out so I'm getting out of the house and not laying in bed all day being depressey. Speaking of getting out, another thing that motivates me is sunshine ! When it's a super hot sunny day I'm dying to get out and go fishing ! Cold weather and winter makes me a bum. I wish I had friends though, someone to do things with. I would love to try lots of new things and I love being outside but it's hard to make friends. One of the ways I found that helped my depression was keeping my mind busy, if you're out and doing exciting things you're not letting yourself swirl deeper into those negative thoughts.
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#6
I'm not even sure I can answer this.
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I think what defines me is my ability to empathise. Im not always great at it, but its guided my actions so I guess thats the best answer I can give. It is why I became a vegan and I do voluntary work. It is alao why I wanted to become a therapist (though that didnt work out)

Interestingly empathy isnt what motivates me. I am motivated by integrity and other good values. I suppose I see myself as lacking those and so I am always trying to become a better person.
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What defines me? I get up. Maybe I take a while to do it, but I always get up and fight some more. Sometimes I forget that's who I am. I wish I had less personal troubles to offer this quality to others, I guess it could be useful. Someone once told me I have a wartime temperament, I'd give the best in wartime. Bah, I hope that helping out immigrants will be enough, don't need any stupid war.
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”


“I'm fine. Well, I'm not fine - I'm here."
"Is there something wrong with that?"
"Absolutely.”

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#9
My heart defines me. It is too nurturing, too caring, way too giving, too empathetic, too sympathetic, too loving ...to a fault.

My mom & the little hope I have for my future motivates me. No matter how many times & years I continually end up getting sh*tted on, I still have a minuscule amount of hope that things could change someday.
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"There is no greater sorrow
than to recall our times of joy,
in wretchedness."
- Dante's Inferno
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(11-12-2015, 04:39 PM)BreakingtheGirl Wrote: My heart defines me. It is too nurturing, too caring, way too giving, too empathetic, too sympathetic, too loving ...to a fault.

My mom & the little hope I have for my future motivates me. No matter how many times & years I continually end up getting sh*tted on, I still have a minuscule amount of hope that things could change someday.

I like this. :-)
I'm not sure I understand...but my actions toward other people, my thoughts about them, me and world define me. My dreams define me.
My past defines me, but I'm not sure I like that answer.
I'll take that about heart, my heart defines me. :-)
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