I think it’s funny that I am commitment phobic yet somehow I frequently end up participating in too many different activities which leaves me feeling over-committed. That’s usually the point at which I drastically withdraw from everything but it never lasts for long. I think I have a need to be busy.
On Being Too Sweet
It’s odd because it feels like this sweet persona is a recent development for me. I am not sure where it came from. You might wonder what the problem is with being perceived as sweet. I find that it means people assume I am not tough because I am not aggressive. I have sometimes gotten the impression that people were surprised by my understanding certain topics or having an opinion on them. Perhaps they were expecting me to be stupid or an airhead. It is not such a big deal if I am in a position to counter this perception. What worries me is the prospect of people not taking me seriously, underestimating me or making snap judgements that are completely wrong e.g. not considering me for a job or an assignment.
I prefer tasteless food to bad tasting food. At least with the former, you can attempt to salvage it with ketchup, salt, pepper, hot sauce whatever. With bad tasting food however, nothing you can add makes it any better. It is even more annoying when the dish looks so pretty but you tuck into it only to find that it tastes awful. It’s such a massive disappointment. I would rather a plain looking plate of food that is packed with flavour than an unnecessarily fancy plate that leaves me unsatisfied.