I was working with Prementor the other day. We have a very JD-Coxian relationship, she gives me a lot of crap at work for things, but I accept that it's mostly because she wants me to be better at work, and at life, than everyone else.
Last night she said, "You know, Chris, I used to think I'd describe you as a Narcissist, but now I think you're just weird. That's the only word I can think of to describe you."
I've long accepted that it's very difficult for people to describe or explain the kind of person I am, but it was really funny to hear it put so plainly. It got me thinking about what word I would use to describe myself. At first I thought about "brainy", then I thought that maybe "weird" was a good one. I finally settled on "Sufficient."
"Sufficient" may not be a very romantic word to describe yourself as. The dictionary defines "Sufficient" as "Adequate for the purpose; Enough." I feel that, however boring, it describes me more completely than any other word of which I know. You can think of just about anything, and I am "sufficient". Sure, sometimes I'm more than sufficient, but I'm always, at least, as much as is needed.