My boyfriend thinks I’m too serious! 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂
There. I know, I got your attention, and now that I have it, let me start all over. 😉
My network on social media thinks I am too serious. You know, the type of person who almost never has fun, who is always on the move, doing, writing and addressing critical issues.
Truth be told, I understand them. Having gone through my social media handles, I see why they think so. 🌝 A greater percentage of the content I share is usually targeted at selling myself. You know, putting myself out there, telling people about my passion, what I do, and how focused I am about them. Almost never dabbling into controversies and rarely putting up comic posts.
So, I agree with them. I am serious.
My friends think I am rather hilarious. I mean, during conversations, I get a lot of “you this girl, you are not serious”
Truth is, my friends are well aware of my passion and profession. Sometimes, they consult me on things they know I’m good at. However, they know that underneath is one very jocular and hilarious person. So they understand there is a balance.
On a call that lasted close to an hour last week with Ụzọ, we literally laughed all through. The discussion was spiced with lots of mimickings and jabs. Walahi, Ụzọ is a case! 😂
Chidimma must not call me on phone and I sound serious. Ah! 😨 She will not agree something is not wrong ní ó.
You think you’ve seen it all?
Ngwanụ́, wait until you see my hilarious chats with Ruth, or you see myself and Sodiq throw banters, then you will wonder if it’s still the glass-wearing, Human Resources and Plogging Nigeria crazed Jessica. 😂
Actually, I do understand both angles and why they feel how they feel.
To my social media network, I show mostly my career-oriented and focused angle, and to my friends, I show mostly my ‘unserious‘ side. They fill themselves in on the serious ones from social media.
OK guys, not to sound defensive, but I actually believe that you are in charge of communicating your persona to your varied target audience.
The kókó is that both yourself and your audience clearly understand yourselves and that boundaries are not neglected. Afterall, the essence of communication is for the receiver to understand the sender (and vise versa). And so far, no one has ever said they found me confusing, so, I’m good. 😊 😋
So guys, let’s run an opinion pool today. 😌 If you’ve read to this point, kindly tell me in the comment section:
* How we met
* Your first impression about me (serious or unserious)
* Has it changed over time? (Why)
Yea yea… I know. 🌝
Just do me this little favour ehn…
You know how much I appreciate feedback. 😋
PS: Meanwhile, part of my to-do list is convincing my boyfriend that I am not too serious. 😂 😂 😂 😂
Don’t worry. I will gist you later how it went. 😉