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So, Tell Me About Yourself

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Yeah I know, this bloody question and the stress it brings, there are 3 ways in which people usually react to this statement

  1. You tell them to ask you exactly what they want to know
  2. You can’t absolutely remember anything about yourself at that moment
  3. You tell the person about yourself

So, what exactly is the problem with this question? Don’t you know about yourself? You’re supposed to be old enough to know these things. #2016Twitter has listed this among the most usual conversation killers, along with ‘send me pictures’ and ‘have you eaten?’. I can’t solve all your problems, you have someone to pray to for that. I’m just here to help you with the ‘tell me about yourself’ conundrum.

In a nutshell, the solution is to make a list of the things you know for certain about yourself, you can write it down or it can be just a mental thing if you’re sure you would remember. If you have written a list of what you know about yourself out, even if it’s just once, it shouldn’t be that hard to recall it when someone asks you. Your list doesn’t have to be exhaustive, you don’t intend to tell the person all about your life. They said ‘tell me about yourself’ not ‘I want your autobiography’. It’s good to have the list ready, because that way you can just pick what you want or don’t want to share with the person asking. And remember that most times, it is actually the random things about you that keeps the conversation going.

Here is an example, this is my list:

  • I love the feel of rain drizzle on my face
  • I don’t eat salad
  • I think the iPhone 4S is still the greatest iPhone ever
  • I don’t watch anything horror
  • I don’t believe in destiny or predestination. Yet.
  • I look good in native. If I do say so myself.
  • I think DPrince’s verse on Wizkid’s ‘Wad up’ is one of the best Nigerian verses ever
  • I’m not really great at anything
  • I think people shouldn’t clap in the cinemas
  • I think people shouldn’t be told how to behave
  • My mum is my favourite person to watch football with
  • I like God-fearing women with a fat ass great personality.
  • I’m scared of dogs
  • I’m a Batman stan
  • I have a niece who I’m certain is the most stubborn 5 year old in the world
  • I can’t dance to save my life
  • I don’t like running into people I know in public

 

This is all I can remember right now, so maybe this actually doesn’t work you should try yours. Oh yeah, and I support Manchester United.



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