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Do You Deal with Competitive Interestingness?

Carolyn Sams

Do you sometimes like showing off "eccentricities, penchants, tendencies, proclivities and outlandish pastimes"? This tendency drives so much of the GOOD community, wonderfully infusing it with inspiring, exciting people. But... does this desire to be considered different and special add to a bigger problem connected to unemployment, specifically "job snobbishness"? And is it why we are all so exhausted?

How do you resist the desire to be so damn interesting all the time?

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I often think about my style and what I do outside of work that keeps me interesting. But to be honest, I naturally want to be a homebody. I just want to look cooler/more unique. It's so surface- but appearance can make you feel a certain way and give off a certain vibe to employers and co-workers. What makes a person really interesting though is what they read- the experiences they have when they travel/open their minds- and that doesn't always need to translate to work unless you actually use it to be better at your job.