This is an interesting question because I’m pretty much an open book. Figuratively (although it can be literally when I’m covered in newsprint.)
One thing that I do hear from my colleagues is they love to hear me introduce myself to new people, because they always hear new things they didn’t know.
(That’s what tends to happen as you grow older and have had a lot of experiences along the way.)
That said, in the spirit of this question I tried to think of something I generally gloss over about myself, or take for granted that people already know so I just don’t bring up.
What I came up with is this:
Emotions for me are an entirely separate thing from my thought processes. I can flip them on and off at will (not repress, just like, not “utilize” them). When I feel they’ll be useful again I’ll surface awareness of them.
This is not to say that they’re not there, processing, as a subroutine within me. My eyes will leak fluid (for example) during a sad puppy commercial that is on in the background while I’m working on something, yet it won’t stop me from what I’m working on.
Its in the realm of dissociative traits that is common to bipolar, but not quite – since I’m actually consciously choosing what “task” has the most priority in my brain at that point in time, but letting all of them actually occur, my body remains (for the most part) emotionally healthy.
It’s pretty neat, actually.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/What-is-one-interesting-thing-about-you-that-most-people-who-know-you-do-not-know
Originally Posted On: 2016-01-11