Friday, July 29, 2011

Describe in one word....


"Hello Friends, Can you describe me in one word...???"

No....No....Wait.... I am not asking you people to say a word about me, in fact this is a facebook status from one of my friend asking to describe his personality in just one word...Moreover how can I dare to expose myself by asking this here..:P

Anyways, after reading the above mentioned status question, my first reaction was, "wow. someone needs some attention now",  then I honestly tried to  pen a word about him but could not do so because the moment I was typing one particular adjective for him, there was another word coming into my mind and somehow every next word was looking more appropriate for his personality....and finally after few honest attempts, I realised that, this game of describing someone in one word may seem very easy at first look but it is not that easy in fact.

Then I started asking  some of my friends that "What is the one word that describes themselves best???"...and most of them immediately came with a single word like Honest, Modest, Talented, Faithful, Energetic etc....etc....but before I could say anything they came up with another word and so on.......and finally they were just not able to stick to one single word for themselves.

Going through the whole process I found that for anyone it is not that easy to describe himself or someone else in just one single word, because when we start analysing some one's personality as a whole then one single word is  too limiting perhaps.

BTW,  "what is that one word which describes you and define your personality......???"








65 comments:

  1. Appropriate might be "fun". Thats what I think.

    Hey Irfan you have been showered with a set of awards.Please check my recent post.:) Congratulations!

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  2. excatly how can one define a person in one word .. it is difficult .. What i think of you I hope you already know .. but i cant describe in one word.. reading ur articles and talking to you via comments , i think if we were in the same city we would have been Very good friends ..

    Thats what i have to say about you ..

    You take care and smile ..

    Bikram's

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  3. I cant do it also..I will try..."honest","righteous","principled"....

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  4. I can and all can describe me in single word . MOHINEE :D.

    Anyway, Just kidding, really true and I get confused how to describe anybody in just one word. It's thanks to my name for me, have no question. :)

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  5. hmmm very difficult task to ask of us.
    Let's see...

    gezzz I guess I can't do it either.

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  6. in one word? a personality has so many characters. is it possible that one word carries all the words? wait let me search the dictionary.

    but irfanji, you really bring out interesting topics to think about, loved to read it:))

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  7. After a lot of thinking, I know the way for me - Dumb ! Easy ain't it ?

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  8. Positive :)

    Maybe it's so difficult to describe someone with one word because we are all multi-faceted...we have many aspects, not just one.

    Enjoyed your post!

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  9. Irfanuddin,

    I am finally here but will not say anything more till I read at least all current posts. While catching up with what my friends have been writing it took me so long and will now surely be back tomorrow to do justice here.

    Take care

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  10. @Vijay: loved dat :)

    @Irfan: my word would be "vivacious". urs would be "thinker"

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  11. Really it's not so easy as it seems to be!
    Oh my God! Can't stick at a single word :/

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  12. Irfan,

    I am sorry I disagree with you and others who say it is not possible to describe a person in one word. The very first word that comes to your mind about a person describes his/her personality. For example your not so nice friends thought wrong about a girl who shared a taxi...a single word that comes to my mind about them....'characterless'.

    For you I would say 'Human'.

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  13. Is your blog a Adult only certified one coz I can't use such hazy words like that :P

    Weakest LINK

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  14. Irfan Ji,
    It's difficult task..because any person has many dimentions of his persenolity...so you can not define him in a singal word....but i can say for this article in single word...nice...
    Hemant

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  15. @Ashwini : thank you...thank you so much for those many awards at one single go...:))


    @Bikramjit : oh really, DUNIYA BAHUT CHOTI HAI Bikram, we may meet one day, but still we are good friend even we are miles away....

    Thank you Bikram :)

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  16. @Alpana Jaiswal : there are already three n still you trying Alpana ji, this is what exactly happens when we try to describe some one.... Thank you.


    @Mohinee : and you are "मोहिनी" in true senses.... :D
    yes its really confusing Mohinee.... thank you.

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  17. @Debbie : ya, seems little difficult and btw thanks for coming over here, plz do come again whenever i post next...Thank you.

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  18. @fantacy in practicality : well, even dictionary will not help perhaps Sancheeta ji....and thank you so much for the appreciations, i am happy you like it :)


    @Vijay Menon : but vijay, i was asking a word about you not about me :)


    @Asma Khan : its always good to think psitive, but you ended here with two words not just one....hehe just kidding, thank you.

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  19. @Tariq Mian : i know u r friendly and you did it Tariq bhai...thank you.


    @Bec Owen : its good to be positive...and yes at times we have so many aspects that it becomes difficult to describe in one word...
    btw glad to see you here, hope to see you more often now.

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  20. @Jack : thank you...Thank you so much for stopping by...plz do come, looking forward to see you here again :)

    @Sujatha Sathya : i try hard to be vivacious but i am so lazy you know, perhaps thats why behave like a thinker..... Thank you.


    @Simran : yaa, quite difficult to stick at one..thank you Simran.

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  21. @A : well they may be......buttttttt making such statement n using one single word after only one encounter is not something i am able to do....and there is always a possibility of 'change of opinion' after few interaction...thats what i think.

    and thank you so much for feeling so about me...btw what about you??? i mean a word that define you.....

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  22. @Rachit : well, even if not adult, then at least we are matured enough for those things perhaps... anyways thanks a lot for stopping by :)


    @Hemant Kumar : thank you Hemant ji for the appreciations and yes at times it is difficult to use just one word.

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  23. I have a brand news post ----
    overlooked by Mishi, Asma jee And YOU.

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  24. The best would be 'Irfanuddin' only.

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  25. There is no single word to describe any single person, as is no single recipe for a good life.

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  26. 'Learner' would be the word for me .Still so much left to learn from life and people.For you 'intellectual' it is .

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  27. @Tariq Mian : Sorry for the delay Tariq bhai...didn't overlooked but somehow could not reflect on that....my sincere apologies.


    @Ayyangar Sir : Thank you Ayyangar Sir.

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  28. @dr. Antony : You made it more clear Sir, Thank you.


    @Kavita : you are being little modest here...and btw i am learning from you about how to write about the places i visit...see i too visited that cleanest village but you made it even more beautiful through your post....so learning a bit from you and a "Learner" therefore :)

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  29. Irfanji thanks, was just kidding. Benefit of special name. :)

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  30. d word 4 me.....hmmm....i am the best....:D :D

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  31. for me the word will be "khuthi meethi" and for you it should be "Reasonable/Easy-going" yeh I know I used two words..so wot!? I dint give any space between them so its one for me;p

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  32. How can one word describe a fascinating and multi-faceted person like me :)?

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  33. One word that best describes you... Generous...
    for me, hmmmm... Open :)

    I guess there's a word that could best describe the whole of you.

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  34. Irfanuddin,

    Here I am. Read all current posts. It was good poem in first attempt even if you did take a little guidance. It is need of the day that we should give responsibility to young ones, may be old guard can be advisers. While in prison, one does get time to reflect and write. May be your suggestion will reach the right persons and we will see the titles you said. Picture speaks much more than words in World Population Day. I agree with you that while performing some tasks focus should never be weakened, like driving but at times on some other tasks one may do so. In lighter vein, you could sleep through a boring lecture to mark your presence as well as catching up with sleep. Couplet at the end of Remote one was so appropriate. On this one, it may be very difficult but not impossible.

    Take care

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  35. Ha this is a tough question..how can we describe in a single word?
    Hum....I should now go for...

    'Gowthami'

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  36. for your post - perfect
    simple

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  37. Ramzan Mubarak to you and your audience who are fasting.

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  38. hello!

    thats interesting, we used to do a self branding management game in MBA that was somewhat similar only!

    ramzaan mubaarak aapko :)

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  39. hey hi.. firstly i would like say that u really simplify all this blog writing... u take a simple topic and write so well without flaunting any heavy words..and u simply rocks...

    and I do thing that it is possible to describe some one in one word although people have variety of things in them but still there is one thing that is very peculiar about them and that thing describes them the best..

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  40. seems a reference was made to me here, but anyway, this much I wanna say, this blog post reminds me of one of facebook display pics that asks the readers to describe me in one word. another time I had it as a status, and will have it again soon, real soon. do continue with u interesting posts :)

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  41. While it is not difficult to describe oneself or another in one word, what may be interesting is that no two descriptions would read the same- this is because there are different sides to oneself that one exposes to the world. What I think of myself may be completely opposite to what others think of me but at the same time I am not going to let what others think of me define my own description of myself. Good post though!

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  42. Well Irfanji, What do you think would the best word to describe me?

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  43. Nothing! Hehe… I’m just a ‘person’ like everyone.

    I agree. Perhaps it’s impossible to describe someone in a word.

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  44. Wonderful post. In my opinion a person cannot be described in one word as its a difficult task.

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  45. :) haha if only one word was enough! I am sick for such superficial statuses as well...

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  46. @MOHINEE : han ji, benefit to hai, and btw name does reflect on personality :)

    @DIVYANSH : yes you are....thanks bro.

    @MISHI : "khuthi meethi" ya sirf "meethi hi meethi" hahaaa... thank you.

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  47. @RACHNA : Oh yes, it is difficult :)

    @MELISSA : hhmmmm..... thank you.

    @MAGICEYE : Thank you !!!

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  48. @JACK : Thank you so much for being so generous n giving so much of time while going through those many post at one go....much appreciated Sir.

    PLz do come again on my new post.....thank you.

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  49. @GOWTHAMI NANDIGALA : yes, i think for anybody his/her name is perhaps the best single word to describe him/herself. Thank you Gowthami'.

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  50. @SM : thank you.

    @TARIQ MIAN : wish same for you Tariq bhai. thank you.

    @AS : aapko bhi Ramadan Mubarak...and sorry for the delayed response, its just i am not able to spare much time at blog these days.

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  51. @ROLLING STONE : but even that one peculiar thing differs from one person to other for the same personality you know...and thanks for the compliments mannnn.... :)

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  52. @BASIL : off-course the post is abt that facebook display pic but i didn't made you a reference for sure...but now when you are there in my frnds list i will sure try to give a word for you there....go for it :)
    and btw welcome here at my space, hope to see you more often now....Thank you.

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  53. @MEERA SUNDARARAJAN : yes that is what my point is that even if someone is described in one single word then there can be so many words for one personality from different people....thank you.


    @TOM : see, i have admitted that for me its difficult to say a word for some one.....even then i try...... YOUTHFUL.....

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  54. @JEEVAN : and there is nothing better than being a "person".... thank you.

    @BABLI : Yaa, it is difficult...and welcome here at the blog..plz do come again on my new post...thank you.

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  55. @CHINTAN : yes, at times these status really seems to be meaningless.....
    btw thanks for stopping by...plz do come again.

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  56. Describing oneself is asking to put down one quality in you that stands out for most of the time.I still think it would be unfair to state just a single word.Im "realistic" lets say and you are (guessing from your blogs)pragmatic.

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  57. Hey, It's just not possible to do this!
    I mean even I can't (Never Ever for that matter) describe the people I know in a Single word. After all, We all are different every other day!

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  58. @SUZY : thanks suzy for making it so clear and for the visit here.

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  59. @RISHA : Ya, at times its not that easy to say a word for someone...and thanks for the visit here, hope to see you here more often now.

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