I stumbled upon some old pictures from a nearly forgotten hard disk. It was as if I had stumbled upon some hidden treasure for the remembrances captured by my camera had long been forgotten by my short-term memory. The richness of the scape of human emotions can only be felt through our relationships.
With Diwali around the corner I couldn’t resist adding some lovely mouth-watering sweets too to my Life Personas. I started writing my Blog yesterday evening, but a busy evening made it impossible to upload it last night. Lo and behold! I get a forward from a dear friend this morning about sweets and what we should learn from some of the many well-known ones. In my Blog though today, I have included some of my favorites, most of them being unknown to many of my fellow countrymen too.
The personas list this Diwali lends a Wah! Life! connotation to my existence like no one else can. And I love my list!!
R: Reliable Rockstar persona who is dependable, steadfast and absolutely trustworthy – the person in your life who remains unswerving in his/her belief in you.
“Yes, you were silly but its ok, no one can find fault with you. I don’t.”
You feel asinine but this persona takes care of the feeling of being foolish!
E: Efficient about Everything persona who is proficient, well-organised and capable – the person in your life who remains the mainstay in your belief that skilled is gifted.
“No worries, I’ve got it done – this way everything is taken care off.”
You know you had been a bungling, ineffectual oaf but this person had handled it all for you!
L: Lion-hearted Lucky charm persona who is fearless, gallant and unafraid - the person in your life who continues to stand by your side amidst turmoil & disorder.
“There is no need to feel you need to defend yourself in front of anyone, feel no guilt!”
You know you are in a mess of contradictory emotions but this person grounds you like a lightening conductor!
A: Artificial Abominable aimless persona who is horrendous, atrocious and directionless - the person in your life who pretends to add meaningless, fake and synthetic value to your life.
“Oh yes how amazingly you did this and no one else could have even come close to it.”
You know your work is good, but this person falsifies the phoney emotions to another level of counterfeit!
T: Threatened Terrified Trooper persona who is forever feeling vulnerable, helpless & intimidated by you for no verifiable reason.
“No this isn’t the way it is done. I have tried this a million times and that is the right way only.”
You have just done something differently, but this person feels you have challenged his/her very existence!
I: Inspired, Intelligent Idealist persona who is always enthused about everything you do and forever encourages you with sharp insights of an optimistic dreamer.
“Your work is invigorating & intense, and your perception of situations is powerful.”
You feel formidable and influential as this person’s persuasive & compelling comments are so real!!
O: Outstanding Optimist persona who is robustly marvelous and remarkably cheerful about everything in your life: big or small.
“Oh wonderful, yes of course why not! You could even start doing…….”
You shared something special and this unique person has you held on a pedestal of unmatched buoyant expectancy!
N: Narcissistic Nauseating Ninja persona who tries to overtake everything you do or say through his/her self-absorbed and egotistic self-admiration disregarding your self-worth.
“You cannot do it right at all, it’s better it is left to experts like me.”
You are demeaned every time and made to feel insignificant while this person can do no wrong by being vain.
S: Spontaneously Sensible persona who is prudently aware and mindful of all pitfalls which you may encounter and naturally steers you clear of all minefields.
“You should think and act, ignore the unnecessary bits which are not value-adding in your scheme of things.”
You are sincerely & genuinely guided along with sensible advice as this person is thoughtful & pragmatic is his/her suggestions to you.
H: Happy Humane persona who is contended with all they have and neither aspire nor desire for anything more thus giving you lessons in gratitude & compassion.
“You keep doing your work and look for no recognition, let the world be, for who you are is more important.”
You can fret, fume and feel miserable but they would see no harm in the situation teaching you a lesson.
Seen traits of this persona all through my life in my father’s approach to everything in life!!
I: Impulsively Immature persona who impetuously and unwisely tries to sabotage your work or relationship with someone due to a juvenile approach to life situations.
“You know we are good as team, always have been and new people should tread carefully.”
You hear childish inputs like this for your professional work and wonder where such responses from the person are coming from, which are unnecessary & ill-advised.
P: Passionately Perfect persona who loves everything they do to such a zealous level of perfection that often you are left wondering why you are flawed & so unaccomplished.
“This is lovely, but we shall do it this way then it shall be perfect.”
You find all work turned out by these people to be flawless and done with such enthusiasm in sun, rain, hail or storm that their zealousness is infectious!