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What defines you - your job or your private life?

Asked by nmguy_ (73points) February 6th, 2009
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TaoSan's avatar

best case scenario, both?

loser's avatar

I’m not sure. I just hope it’s not my hair. I’m having a funky hair day.

KrystaElyse's avatar

My character, integrity and personality defines me.

laureth's avatar

I don’t want to be defined by either my job (robot in a cubicle farm) or my private life (the sleeping, cooking, Fluthering, and errand running I do in between shifts in cubicle-land). I’d prefer to be defined by what’s in my head – the thoughts, dreams, aspirations, opinions, and experience that are the invisible part of me.

srtlhill's avatar

Those attributes are probably not as invisible as you think, they shine through. Keep going your doing great :0)

bythebay's avatar

“What we do does not define who we are, what defines us is how well we rise after falling”

I’d like to think I am the sum of all my parts; those inside & out. Some things are hard to define.

tinyfaery's avatar

I have no need for definition.

asmonet's avatar

Damn it @laureth / @bythebay, why you gotta take all the good stuff?
GA. :)

Adina1968's avatar

I would say that it is a combination of both.

marinelife's avatar

Not my job. How I am in the workplace is a reflection of who I am.

Not just my private life, however that may be defined.

My actions, my words, my beliefs, my mores, my friends, my mate, my pets. All of those things are aspects of who I am or reflections of who I am. None of them is definitive alone.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

right now? my private life.. i can’t wait to get out of uniform and become me again every single day

eponymoushipster's avatar

i was once defined as a “brooding hunk of a man, with deep blue eyes and a voice like apollo’s chariot riding across the sky.”

but it was by a small chinese man

so does “by a small chinese man” count? If not, i don’t want to be defined by my work, because that would define me as “legally crazy”. I agree with @laureth.

augustlan's avatar

’...all of me, why not take all of me?’

cookieman's avatar

I agree with @KrystaElyse but, ultimately, it’s those who know me who do the defining.

I just do the living and try to make good choices.

mea05key's avatar

i screwed up my private life and hoping to get something from my career and too bad both screwed up together.

gymnastchick729's avatar

everything about me, including my job and private life, make up who i am… whether its something im proud of or not. its who i am

fireside's avatar

It used to be primarily my job, but increasingly my private life is taking the forefront.

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