2 days back I was scrolling through my Linked In feed and came across this amazing questionnaire. Here are 31 questions curated by Dr. Maike Neuhaus; answering them can help you to get to know yourself better. I have taken the challenge to answer all the questions in one sitting, feel free to do this as a 31 day-challenge!
March 1, 2023: If I were famous, what I would be known for?
Kindness, Creativity, Perseverance.
(To be honest I have never thought about being famous for anything at all – however these are 3 qualities in any person that move me the most.)
March 2, 2023: My friends say I’m particularly good at…
Listening, giving people a safe and judgement-free space where they can be vulnerable and honest.
(I have got this complement from a lot of people over the years- not just my close friends. Some have also pointed out that I am more matured than my age!)
March 3, 2023: When I do… time flies so fast
(Here comes the Piscean in me…)
March 4, 2023: Something I would really like to do one day is
(Currently lacking the money, time and courage! But I can imagine how calming my solo trip would be as I could be spontaneous on few trips and lazy on others, I could take a pause to live in the moment or get lost in my own fantasies. Finally learning to be comfortable in own company.)
March 5, 2023: My 3 favorite things to do are-
Walking/sitting in the nature, Reading, Listening to music
(These are not necessarily the 3 most favorite activities of mine- I could just think of them at the moment.)
March 6, 2023: People around me are happy when I
buy them ice-creams!
March 7, 2023: I love my friends because they are
I love my friends because they are the family outside my home. They are a constant reminder that I am not alone in this journey and how almost everyone of my age-group is having more or less the same questions in their mind.
March 8, 2023: My friends love me because I
My friends love me because I am loyal, sincere and trustworthy as a friend.
March 9, 2023: If I had to describe myself using 3 words, they would be
Calm, empathetic, creative
March 10, 2023: I would like to do more of … because it makes me feel
I would like to do more of creative projects because it makes me feel alive.
March 11, 2023: If I were my own best friend I would … more often
take myself out for spiritual retreats- be gentle with myself- forgive myself more often.
March 12, 2023: I stay motivated when…
I stay motivated when my hard work is rewarded and people around me recognize my emotions.
March 13, 2023: One question I always wonder about is…
What is the meaning of this life? Seriously, can’t find answer to that.
March 14, 2023: If I were running a company this would be its mission
Make world a better place for the future generation.
March 15, 2023: My biggest dream is to …
Travel the world, learn about many cultures and write about them here!
March 16, 2023: If I could become expert in one thing it would be..
March 17, 2023: What I really need at the moment is … because …
One month of vacation in a place full of natural beauty with my loved ones.
I have been feeling burnt out for a while now, no amount of sleep can rid me off the physical and mental exhaustion I’m feeling right now.
March 18, 2023: If I have to praise myself for 3 things they would be
Patience, Fashion sense, Hard working
March 19, 2023: If I could say 1 thing in front of the whole world, it would be
March 20, 2023: This is what I love most in life
its ability to keep us distracted from the inevitable ending/death- that’s what I find most fascinating about life. In my mother tongue- this is called Maya.
March 21, 2023: This is who I look up to… and this is why …
This is a tricky question- I don’t have a single role model. I personally draw motivation from a lot of people- they could be famous CEOs, celebrities, my very normal family, my friends, my colleagues (both seniors and juniors). However, I worship the strong female leaders out there – who are breaking gender barriers left and right, who are strong leaders at work and loving nurturing mothers at home, who might not be perfect at everything but fearless to show the world their honest struggles- to top all that who are paving the path for the next generation of female leaders!
March 22, 2023: If my shirt had a writing on, it would say…
March 23, 2023: This is what drains my energy … because
Talking to a lot of strangers about my hopes and dreams. As an introverted person, I like to keep a small group of close friends. Bringing the same level of friendly energy to big group of acquaintances drains me dry.
March 24, 2023: If I were to break a world record, it would be…
Wow! I truly don’t know what I can be excessively good at! Need to figure this out.
March 25, 2023: I feel brave when I…
I feel brave when I take a step outside my comfort zone, be it having a small talk with a total stranger, trying a new fruit, doing an adventure activity.
March 26, 2023: If I were to write a book, it would be about … because …
If I were to write a book it would be about family recipes and little memories around them because cooking delicious meals is the love language of my parents and it reminds me of my culture and home.
March 27, 2023: When I do… I feel like myself
When I let my creativity come out, I feel like myself,.
March 28, 2023: If I were a retailer I would sell … because …
If I were a retailer I would sell artworks because art is a beautiful way of storytelling.
March 29, 2023: When I do …, I feel full of energy
Sing along my favorite songs.
March 30, 2023: If I had to do one activity every day, that would be
being grateful for everything that I have in this life
March 31, 2023: If I were my own best friend, I would tell myself to always remember to
love myself and take care of my mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
As I was writing down my answers I realized how rarely I recognize my own personal traits. I couldn’t answer some of the questions as they need more thinking. I would definitely recommend taking this challenge to know yourself better!