The Real Me…

GloriaSilverstone Resident, headshot2 copy

Warning this is a totally different kind of post today.  This post is inspired by two of my friends and fellow models/bloggers recent articles.  I’ve been thinking more and more about masks and unveiling one’s self to the world.  We all have our “face” that we let co-workers, strangers, and SL friends see and then there is the real you, the “authentic you” that your loves one know and appreciate.  Personally, sometimes I find it harder and harder to reveal one’s self to this world, maybe it’s fear of rejection or worst disapproval. Maybe it’s because I’ve also been so fascinated with the idea of a “face in a crowd.”  But there comes a time in your life that you desire to be “you”….. to be known for your whole essence not just facts or baseless opinions of others.  So, I guess I’m opening the door a bit into me and what makes Gloria counterpart tick.  I mentioned that this post was inspired by my friends Averil and Cao‘s recent blogs (please read them, they have very different perspectives on SL and offer great insight).  Recently, Averil wrote a blog based on a personality test she took and urged others to take it.  When I entered college we all had to take personality test to determine our career path.  Well, as a fresh-faced freshman with stars in her eyes, I wanted to pursue art, either art history or graphic design.  I was shy, quiet, scared to explore others options, and I’ve also had the greatness passion for art.  So no surprise when the personality results were in, I was an INFP (Introversion, Intuition, Feeling & Perceiving, career paths: writers, counselors, social worker or psychologist).  After college my life took a left turn and everything changed, and with change comes different outlooks.  I have changed since college, since 5 years ago, since last fall.  I have grown and relaxed, and maybe accepted myself.  The brilliant and wonderful Cao wrote about accepting herself in a recent article.  She “came to terms with herself” and embraced her “imperfections,” and I allowed my inner voice to be heard.  (Just a side thought, I wonder if guys have to deal with ‘accepting’ themself like women do).  Anyway, the real me is slowly emerging in my counterpart Gloria, both love art, both are sassy independent smart women, both are loyal and funny, I’m a brunette, golden olive complexion with a love for old cars and power tools. 🙂 I wanted to style an outfit that I would wear in RL, so here’s by tribute to Fall 2013.  Suede khaki pants (Overhigh), camel overcoat ([PO], available at The Boutique), silk studded nude blouse (Ricielli), sassy open toe booties (BSD), chocolate suede hobo handbag (Azoury, available at L’accessoires) and autumnal jewelry set (Izzie’s). Oh yeah, in case you were wondering, I retook the personality test and as of today, I’m an ENFJ (Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling & Judging, career paths: event coordinators, politicians, or religious work).

Take the test and be kind to yourself.

GloriaSilverstone Resident, full

Photo taken by Wren Noir Cerise

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9 thoughts on “The Real Me…

  1. caoimhelionheart says:

    I wonder if the you you took the test or if Gloria did, or are they one and the same? I loved learning about you Gloria and would love to hear more. I am intrigued by your changes after college because I always felt college prepared your mind but didn’t prepare one for life. Just my opinion, of course. Thanks for the shout out and enjoy your Sunday. 😀 ♡

  2. yanne proudfoot says:

    Lovely article, Gloria….I am an INFP too! Not always the easiest of personalities to be in this world we live in…Kudos for sharing parts of yourself with us…

  3. gloriasilverstone says:

    Thank you for the love Yanne & Cao. Gloria and Lori (the real me) are one in the same, only Glory wears a lot more pink than I would. Cao you are spot on, college is a wonderful place to explore and expand yourself but it’s an altered existences. Like living in a bubble and then it burst when reality sets in. My ‘left turn’ was becoming a full time caregiver for my grandmother. I dropped off the face of the planet and it caused me to reframed my outlook on what’s really important in life. My decision was not popular and that’s probably why I have a hard time opening up about who I really am. It’s nice to know that you appreciated the crack in the door. 🙂

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