Today I'm putting my own spin on this week's Spin Assignment: It's all about ME!
I do not remember when I started describing myself as an Analytical Sophisticate— but that is one of the phrases I use to describe myself simply. I have the tendency to make up small phrases that take on profound meaning to me when I look at it closer. Being that this phrase is only two words long one would think that the definition would be pretty straightforward. It couldn't be further from the truth.
- I consider myself to be quite analytical in nature. I like to see "how things work". In this way I am constantly trying to look at things differently. I pride myself in the fact that I can see the big picture as well as focus on the details in things. I tend to concentrate more on principles and concepts of processes rather than the facts or specifics of a certain thing.
- Part of analysing is conveying what you analyze to others so they can analyze it as well. Being an educator I am trained in being able to teach those things I know to others. Being able to describe what you see to others is very important to me. I strive to be simple in my descriptions so that you are not lost in my words. I do not say what I say to impress you— though there are times I feel I am being a bit lofty.
- At first I took this term as more of being sophisticated than anything else. I feel that I have a class about me. I like to think that I am intelligent and can behave in that manner. I also feel that I am old fashioned and a bit of a romantic at heart.
- Being that I tend to make up or misuse words— I felt that I should look up sophisticate just to make sure that I am using the term correctly. What I found added new dimension to the whole phrase.
- I discovered that there is a second meaning to the word sophisticate— being worldly. I know that I like to be open minded and enjoy seeing how other people see things. I believe that I incorporate those things that normally would not be mainstream into the way I view the world. In this way I am very accepting of other cultures as well as other people's viewpoints.
I consider myself to be an analytical sophisticate. This is what I am and this is the essence of my being. A lot of what I do and say stems from this phrase, so simply put: "I am an Analytical Sophisticate".