So.. Who Are You?

6 Nov

A :  I…. I …. I …

B :  Well.. you know.. I am a.. 

C :  Ummm.. what do you mean by asking that? Am I supposed to say something that I like or telling you about my self’s information?

D :  Is this question important? 

E :  What do you want to know?

If you happen in a situation that you get asked by this question? What your answer will be? What kind of words that you will give to them who asked you such question? A more simple question, can you answer it?

The question is simple. It asks about who actually you are. It asks about how you actually see yourself as a person. It asks about how were you doing during your age until today. It asks about the way you defining yourself.

Sadly, to tell you the truth, most people failed to answer the question properly.

Defining yourself is a difficult process, whether you are writing a journal entry, answering an interview question or trying to be happier and more fulfilled in your life. The first step in answering the question “Who are you?” is to think about yourself and how you function in the world.

There is no true or false answer, for sure. But, you should be remembered that some answer can caused wrong interpretation or impression to others. Consider that the question mostly asked during an interview, there are few things that should be noticed.


Never return the question. Especially not “what do you want to know?”, simply because when you say it, you make an impression that you aren’t that ready for the interview and are likely to be equally unprepared on the position.


The biggest mistake people being interviewed make is thinking the interviewer really wants to know about them as a person. Most of times, the people who ask you this question are looking for someone who really know about what they were doing are qualified enough for the position that are offered. In short, focus on what interest the interviewer.


Tell a memorable story about your attributes. For example, if you tell an interviewer that people describe you as tenacious, provide a brief story that shows how you have been tenacious in achieving your goals. Stories are powerful and are what people remember most.

Last but not least.

Stresses the importance of keeping your answer short. And, please, BE BRIEF.



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