THEN + NOW
G: +/- Gregarious, +/- Goofy
Grade School: You had to make her laugh, make them all laugh. You were the class clown, and you loved the attention. you loved when you would see your classmates howling in laughter - but you especially loved when the girl with the pigtails, who sat next to you, would laugh. Of course it got you in trouble. "Class is no place for goofing off". But you didn't care, it was worth it. Naturally, back then everyone attributed your restlessness in class to a learning disability. Now they know it's just who you are (although your mom is convinced you have ADD and need to be medicated). You hated summer vacations, and couldn't wait to get back to school and be there with all your friends, your classmates, again. Not that you disliked summer, but it wasn't the same, being limited to the few friends that lived in the neighborhood.
To this day that's still who you are. You're likely to look past what's appropriate or acceptable in favor of what will make someone laugh, or what might entertain you more. This is definitely seen as unprofessional by some people, fortunately most people find it charming - somehow. You thrive in social, sometimes even crowded environments. Its why you love what you do, it involves people, and what appeals to them - and you put so much time into getting to know people, you're so good at it.
A: + Adventurous, + Ambitious
Middle School: Broken legs couldn't stop you, being told you couldn't do it wouldn't stop you either. You always had something new or exciting you wanted to try. It didn't matter if it sounded dangerous. It especially didn't matter if it sounded like it was hard or damn-near impossible: you were gonna do it. There was the time no one thought you would actually go through with that ridiculous prank on your sixth period english teacher. You did. You also got several days in school suspension for it. Of course, you'd tell everyone you didn't regret it, and it was the truth because you enjoyed every second of it. There was the time you were told you couldn't jump the creek in your friends backyard on his little sister's bike. You did that too - although you didn't get through that one without a scar to remember it by. there was constantly something like that happening - you could never be labeled as boring.
But it wasn't just the bad things that you were determined to do. You could be a bit competitive , mostly with yourself, and always wanting to achieve something more, and be better. this showed in your grades and extra-curriculars. It shows today in your enthusiasm you put into your work, and the results you get so easily. You have a seemingly bottomless well of drive and self-motivation. You don't tell people that your motivation is split in half between wanting to do better, and being proud of the good job you've already done.
B: - Boisterous, - Braggart
High School: People noticed you. You wanted to be noticed. Everywhere you went it was a new stage for you to put on your best show. You actually did participate in the school plays for the same reason. But the performance never stopped there. You'd laugh or speak too loudly, loving the way that people's heads turned towards you, their eyes staying stuck for as long as you could keep their attention. You like to think you were more than the typical obnoxious rowdy teenage boy - it wasn't about being loud or roughhousing. It was about trying to charm every stranger in the room with you. You were interesting, and you knew it. You involved yourself in other activities outside of drama: student government because it's a popularity contest, and debate club which was just another venue for you to make a spectacle of yourself.
Over the years you've found an approach to getting noticed that wasn't quite as easy to pin as "attention-seeking" behavior - even though that's exactly what it is. Though not everyone can call you out as the attention-whore you are, just about anyone that meets you will be able to attest to how boastful you are. You're proud of your achievements, sometimes it's nice to see other people think you're as amazing as you find yourself. Occasionally you'll even forget you've told someone about one of your 'many achievements', telling them a repeat story. Most people are too nice to say anything about your gloating, and it's kind of nice to feel that sense of accomplishment again.
E: +/- Expressive, +/- Eccentric
College: It's all or nothing. Unlike a lot of other men that you know, you don't hold back. You don't play into the "men aren't supposed to share their feelings" or the "strong silent" stereotypes. You talked about what was on your mind, somehow managing not to be seen as over-sensitive or feminine at the same time. Maybe people who knew you simply attributed your openness to the fact that you were so eccentric. You've always said what was on your mind, or did something other people might not find normal - you can't contain your creativity. Sometimes it's a bit overwhelming, which could also play into your unconventional behavior, your mind feels as though it's processing too much. Too many ideas to keep track of and put to use at a later time. You've taken to carrying around a notebook and pen to jot down every important thing that comes to mind. To you, this consists of doodles, ideas for ad slogans, notes to part of a possible jingle. The ideas never stop flowing.
Most people who meet you call you a hipster, you don't argue with them. You've never really given yourself a label, but considering the facts, you realize that'd probably be the one you'd fall under. you've got the clothes, the food, the political views. You even sold your nice house on the beach to move to Stillcaster because you liked the feel of the neighborhood more. You tend to just go about your life the way you see fit, whatever that makes you.