Personal Identity

Who am I? Who do I think I am? Who do you think I am?

Personal identity is tricky. See, I might think of myself as a saintly little cherub. That’s my personal identity. The problem is that I may in fact be a raging beast to any sane human being who’s ever met me.

Just for kicks, I’m gonna share my personal identity, who I think I am. Let’s see how different it is to who you, whoever you are, think I am.

Oh, by the way, personal identity is defined as the concept a person develops abut themselves.

theimperfectmuslimah Personal Identity

I think of myself as a fairly okay person. I know that I need work to become truly nice or kind and I’m working on it.

I’m a procrastinator. I’m afraid, a lot of the time. I take the easy way out more often than I’d like.

I’m a writer. I’m not awful at it and I’m better than I used to be. I act nicer than I truly am in an effort to become nicer than I truly am.

I can be rude, in my own head. I’m working on that too.

I’m not pretty. I’m not attractive. I am smart – I could be better if I worked harder.

I’m not always compassionate. I love children and I aspire to be better than I am.

I don’t know what I’m doing and I hate being wrong. I don’t like to dwell on things.

On the outside, I’m a perfectly average Muslim woman. No earth-shattering contributions to the world.

I’d like to think I’ve got people in my life who’d miss me though. Just a little.

4 thoughts on “Personal Identity

  1. It’s fascinating how you can feel a sense of sisterhood through writings among sisters whom you’ve never actually met or talked to and this is definitely one of them. Everyone is on their own struggles with their identities, but can confidently say you’re amazing. Your writing shows it all! May Allah bless you ya ukhte ❤︎

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