Know this: every moment of every day, you are defining yourself by the actions you take. And everyone who watches you is judging who you are based on what they see.
From a psychosocial perspective, here’s the interesting thing about people. Nobody is really that interested in you, at least not superficially – they don’t really care if you dye your hair, or what clothes you are wearing, or what your sexual orientation might be. But they do care about what kind of person you are, because we are social creatures who need to know our environment and who we can trust. If shit goes down, we want to know who we can count on – who has the personal strength and fortitude to survive and still maintain a moral compass that will help us keep our humanity intact.
So, whether we are conscious of it or not, we all watch everyone around us for clues as to who they really are. It’s probably a survival mechanism that has been with us since we became sentient. And once you become aware of it, it’s not that hard to see who people really are based on their actions. Not on what they say they are going to do – but on what they actually do.
What kind of person are you?