Persons of interest.

‘Five people who mean a lot’ is today’s challenge. I don’t subscribe to the idea of hierarchically positioning friends anymore. Sure when you’re little there’s a ‘best friend’ you sip juice with and construct amazing fairylands to explore together, but today I really despise that title. Or any friend status title. If you’re a person I enjoy the company of I will definitely let you know I appreciate you, but don’t ask me for what your rank is. I have none worthy of your name and what you mean to me anyway.

 

But the circus that is my blog must go on. So here is my version of five people who mean a lot to me.

 

One: ‘The smarter than the average bear’ person. This person constantly has quirky quips suitable for every social occasion, and frequently inserts them into conversations to change up the topics. People who are smarter than me (this is a very large group of people I know) are people I respect greatly.

 

Two: ‘The not so talkative but keep in touch’ person. This person I might not speak to for weeks. Months maybe. I know technology means this shouldn’t really happen, but I’m lazy and pretty forgetful at emails. Now that I write posts (well, try too) keeping up on an individual timeframe is an even worse idea for me to adhere too. But for this somewhat distant person it’s ok to not have a timeframe. We can genuinely act like nothing has changed between us, and when we do catch up in real life it’s as though we hadn’t seen each other for only a second.

 

Three: ‘The poet’ person. This person knows all the right words to say. All the beautiful, terrifying, mystical, wondrous and powerful words known in English are at their disposal. This person is just beautiful to communicate with, and addictively passionate about it too.

 

Four: ‘The happy’ person. A very rare type of person to know, being genuinely happy and content with the moment is not something the majority of us are good at being. Sure we can be happy in moments, but to be consistently positive is something very special.

 

Five: ‘The truthful’ person. This person will let you know exactly what you need to hear. Too many times what you want to hear probably isn’t what you need, and this person knows the difference. It’s a very difficult role because it is often confused with titles such as ‘bitch’ or ‘dickhead’, but more than likely these are our own insecure projections being placed onto this aggressive, yet kind, individual. Learn to recognize who are the truthful ones, they’ll help you a lot more than you think.

 

What personalities did you think I missed out? Should a lover be considered in this list? Do you think you are one of these types? Let me know!

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Persons of interest.

    • I agree, I wasn’t sure if they were a special ‘specific’ type when I was writing, but now I think someone like a lover is like a combination of special interests.

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