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Your Individuality Makes You Different From Other People

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Every individual has their own way of functioning in the world that makes them special, but society obstructs it in some way. It's not just an individual's way of living that marks them as special, but also the way they think. There's the way they dress, their interests and their personality. Collectively, society constantly defines who you are and its definitions work to make you all more alike.

It is difficult for us to perceive ourselves as a unique individual. Ask yourself what makes you unique from the rest of the people you know. Some people might think it's their race, their gender, or their height. Others might think it's their occupation, their musical tastes, their hair or their eye color.

Every person is different from other in some way, yet, many people still struggle with embracing their individuality. As a result, they feel like they're not good enough, they are never enough and they're stuck in a perpetual state, that has been described as depression.

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What is Individuality?

Your individuality is your singular, unique way of living in the world that separates you from everyone else. The problem is, society often tries to force its view of the world upon you. It does this by telling you that certain things are good or bad for you, or that certain things are appropriate for you to do, or that you should feel a certain way about a given topic. Society robs you of your ability to think for yourself by insisting, that you see the world a certain way.

The good news is, you don't have to let the system dictate how you must live your life. You are free and you are in control. You can choose to let the world tell you how you must live, but you don't have to live that way. You can have a different opinion. You can choose how you will respond to situations and as a result, determine your own destiny.

The process of determining your own path is called discovering your true nature. Your unique path is a direct manifestation of your nature. There is no changing your nature, but there are many ways to direct it. Once you are able to clearly see your path, you are able to more readily navigate the world. Without your unique path, you are lost and unable to function.

Individuality Defined By Your Actions

There are several ways of looking at the ways in which you are different from other people. One is by the way you function in the world. You have your own way of doing things, that is both efficient and effective. This is your nature. It is what you were created to do. Another is by the choices that you have in your life. You didn't have the same opportunities as other people. You didn't grow up in the lap of luxury. You didn't get the best education and thus, you have to work harder to prove yourself. These are all manifestations of your nature, but not all of them are positive ones.

Your natural efficiency in the world might make you good at some things, but it also might make you impatient or uncompassionate. Your innate desire to succeed might make you turn to dangerous means to get what you want. Your ability to self-sufficiency might make you appear cold and distant, or like someone who doesn't care about anything. These are all things that are undesirable and work against you.

You want to be seen as a strong, decisive person who is good at what they do. They might even say you're "good looking", but you have a strong sense of right and wrong and you're not concerned with such superficial things. You're concerned with being a good person. The way you act, the things you value and the way you see the world are all a part of who you are.

Understanding Yourself

There are two parts to discovering your nature. The first is understanding what you are, by grasping at the things that make you different. The second is realizing the fact, that you are different from everyone else.

The former is the more straightforward and in a way, the more important one. You will still be able to function without knowing what you are, but it will be very difficult, to say the least. It's not a good thing when you get depressed, angry, or frightened. It's not a good thing when you take your own life. You need to know who and what you are, for your own sake, if nothing else.

There are a few ways to go about this. You can consider such things as your race, gender, or age. These are all things that you are and there is no changing them. You were born this way. The way you see the world and your place in it, is a direct reflection of your nature.

Another thing that you might consider is the way that you act or speak. These things are a part of how you express your nature. They are not who you are, but they are a part of who you are. Consider the way that you hold a door open for people, or shake your head at someone who tries to cut in line. These are things that you do and there is no changing them. They are a part of who you are.

A slightly more complicated way is to consider your values, or the things that you place importance on. These are things that are a part of who you are, but are not exactly things that others can see. Your values are things that you wish to be true, that you hope will make you a happy and worthwhile person. They are the things that are most important to you.

Once you have considered all of these things, you need to make a connection between them. You need to consider your "flaws" or "weaknesses" and realize the things about yourself that are most opposite to your values and therefore, work against your nature. For instance, if you are a "fast" type of person, and you consider "slowness" to be a value, then you might consider things such as being too conscientious or being too lazy.

Wrap Things Up

Individuals are capable of having a unique perspective on life. This perspective is very different from that of others. One perspective is not inherently better than another. It is simply different. Each one has their own benefits and downsides. One perspective might be more effective in certain situations, but it might not work so well in others.

One additional thing to keep in mind is that it is not only other people that you have to consider. What are the results of a certain action? Do those results coincide with your values? What kind of results are you looking for in your life? Consider the difference between having results, that are desirable and having results, that are desirable for you.

These are all things that you have to consider. There is no one else who can do it for you. This isn't an onerous task, but it is a difficult one. You have to really think about who you are and who you want to be.

The other thing to consider is the fact that the way that you think and act is constantly changing. What worked in the past might not work now and vice versa. What you considered important yesterday might not be as important today. You also have to consider your environment and how it might affect the kind of person you want to be.

Thank you for reading.

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Every human being is different from the other,and this is the thing which make our personality unique.

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I agree and I believe it is sometimes gives us a hard time when it comes to relationship, but that's when respect comes in.

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Indeed we are all unique. We have to learn to accept who we are and who we are not. Otherwise we will just me mimicking others.

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That's exactly what it is all about.

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Understanding that we are unique in our own ways is what individuality is for me and I agree that we should understand it.

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Yes it is we have to recognize it and understand it.

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Individuality means we are uniquely made. Decisions, thoughts, and the way we reason out is way too different

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I think that is the beauty of it. It would not be good if most of us would be the same, however similarities are good to have between too or more people.

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Respect. That's it. We have to understand that we are all born different from each other. That we have different abilities and beauties. We have to understand each other. And with that, we can all grow wonderfully. 💗

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Unfortunately it is hard to give respect for some people, but let's be positive.

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Understanding who we are and creating positive changes to our environment is one of the solutions for individualistic people. No one lives by themselves alone.

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I believe if we don't understand ourselves we would have difficulties to find our own individuality.

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Each person is a world apart, with their tastes and preferences. Understanding each other is the best. It's called respect

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Yes there is nothing better, than to understand each other.

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