“Every teenager have got their devils, it’s left for you to befriend them..”
Picture gotten from-Saatchiart
Who was the “jack of all trade” as a teenager?
I vividly remember being one.
Not necessarily doing anything and everything but, that age I believe, keeps us all involved.
We all had the mood switch syndrome as teenagers, today we like something and the next day we choose another over it. We fight so hard not to believe that 80% of what we are told is true, if not 100. Sometimes, we lose balance trying to question them all. We get wounded in the process and find alternatives to heal. It isn’t always a big problem as long as we remain open and willing as we always are as teens.
I remember blaming others when my own plans don’t get to sort itself out. How easily I always get to lose a bit of my self esteem, when I’m cracked open by mishaps or others. I can’t also forget the time I started building up insecurities, being inwards and letting other peoples’ ego rule me.
I always wanted to be the “cool kid” and at the same time have a normal life. All these were somewhat challenging as my background didn’t quite fit in with them. I was then left with one person I could be whilst trying every other option, myself. I chose to become a tomboy. My seven personalities were all embedded in being one. It was never forced as I spent my teenage years with my younger siblings, the boys.
These personalities as many as they were kept me going surprisingly. However, seven of them were sort of like a ” trade mark” for me.
- “The peoples’ pleaser“- She would go any length to keep you as a friend, protect her image and make others like her even when she’s losing part of her own self.
- “Drama Queen“- As tragic as the name sounds for me, I was more of the drama than the queen. I played a role in each gossip you hear.
- “Imaginary life/ fantasy“- I would always come up with unreal people that are in my life and tell you continuous stories about them. I had one told about having elder brothers in high school and sadly my friends till date still believe I do.
- “Fake actress“- I would always act my way out of chaos and what have you.
- “Girl on the know“- I think this particular personality still lives on as I still get enthused about what’s trending and what’s not.
- “Innocent one“- I’d kill every doubt left in your mind with a naive and pitiful look just to convince you to believe me. This character is no longer working for me as I’m getting older everyday, I guess. Most teenagers use this anyway.
- “Tom boy“- I still am a tomboy but in a really girlish way now. When I was still a teenager, I’d wrestle with my brothers after every wrestling match we saw, play soccer and do the most daring challenges. I used to rather sit and chat for hours with boys than girls. What changed me? I’m still trying to figure out..partly my sister.
Every teenager have got their devils, it’s left for you to befriend them or let the teen deal with them. I lived with these, not to say that many other teenagers are likely to be this way but every teenager has traits that he/she is known for. It only takes time to readjust to reality.
What are you taking out from today’s episode of TTTT lovelies?
Dyna Ekwueme Copyright, 2016.