Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I experience a remarkable duality within myself. It seems to most commonly manifest within my fashion choices, but it really affects all aspects of my being. I feel like two people living in one body sometimes. Granted, there are more than two facets of my personality, but these two seem to stick out the most.
There is a side of me that is very assertive, feminist, and cunning. She values freedom, individuality, and expression. She listens to loud music, likes car explosions and actions, and cusses like a sailor. She also tends to prefer darker colors, ripped clothing, fishnets, stompy boots and so forth.
There is another side that is very demure, feminine, and traditional. This side of me enjoys reading classic novels, drinking tea, baking, and crafty things. She feels comfortable in soft colors, lace and velvet, crochet, and faux fur. She is polite, well-mannered. and always willing to help someone out.
What you have here are very brief descriptions of my two most distinct selves. They are both a part of me and yet I sometimes have trouble reconciling them. I can't be one while also being the other - not often anyways. It's very rare that I'll cuss and sneer at someone whilst wearing a pink dress and white shawl. On the other hand, I tend not to bother being very social or helpful when in my darker form, I feel more naughty and selfish.
I KNOW that people typically have many different faces, but do they often have faces that square off against each other like this?
Are there any dualities you notice within yourself?