MY VIEWS AND DEALINGS OF BEING DEFFERENT

 

Your behaviour of dealing with being different from those around you, in your career and in your work place, is a situation one is never exempted. In this perspective, you may be the only male where the other colleagues are female or you may be in a situation where you are older than your colleagues. But how do you deal or cope with such challenges of being different among your colleagues? From my personal finding and views:
1. YOU MUST INVEST IN BUILDING EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIP
It simply means your colleagues will find out how smart, hardworking or fun, you are, if there is an interaction with you and your colleague. 
2. DEVELOP AN ATTITUDE THAT CREATES OPPORTUNITIES FOR AN INTERACTION
No matter how brief and seek to know some area of interest that exists among you and your colleague. And attitude becomes the Blue-print of a new experience that often develop into a pattern of behaviour  which is recognized among them therefore leading to interaction.
3. YOU MUST CHOOSE YOUR MENTOR-
i.e. an   individual that may give you an insight of an existing culture, as to help you feel you belong. This may show how powerful and knowledgeable your mentor may matter to you. The same is true, that you may have to learn from someone more experience, knowledgeable and powerful than you are.
4. YOU MUST KNOW YOUR RIGHT-
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As you acknowledge that harassment based characteristic such as gender, age, race and disabilities, and that any discrimination based on these characteristics are illegal and unacceptable. Therefore, any time you are faced with this type of harassment or discrimination, you must know that anyone responsible for such attitude is liable for sanctions.
Please let me know all your reactions, views and insights in the comment box below!

 

 

Written by:

Kogwuonye Patrick Onyeka

Writer/Blogger/Educator/Tutor

University of Benin

www.facebook.com/patrickstories

 

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56 thoughts on “MY VIEWS AND DEALINGS OF BEING DEFFERENT

  1. Hello Patrick, I haven’t talked to you in some time. I enjoy your read. You have a knack for seeing the whole picture and breaking it down into workable parts. Giving a sensible solution to real-life situations. Always remember the pen is mightier than the sword.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      Am happy over this little quote” Always remember the pen is mightier than the sword.”
      I will love to ask you a simple question base on my post.
      What is you contribution about this post?

      What do people say about you being different from them?

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

      Like

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      I will love to ask you a simple question base on my post.
      What is you contribution about this post?

      What do people say about being different from them?

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Thanks for answering my question. I appreciate that very much.

      I had such people. Some people were trying to be like mine. But i was different from them. My character and how i do my things where quite different. At last they have to stop copying me.

      You welcome dear friend for giving me such an inspiring reply

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.Am happy for such response you gave to me  here. Again, I will love your own contribution here.

      How do you feel being different from others in terms of ideology and character?

      Any contributions we be welcome here.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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  2. I really enjoyed reading this post. It is giving a great insight on how to deal with situations in practical life.
    It can be concluded from this post that your attitude, awareness, believing in yourself and perception towards life defines you. And, team work and establishing an effective relationship defines your lifestyle. Together all these things helps you to deal with the real life situations.

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    1. Thanks for replying  back to me.
      I guess you find my replies to your comment interesting.Am totally happy for your reply to. I really enjoyed such comment and contribution to this post.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

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    2. Thanks for answering my question. I appreciate that very much.

      This is where I like most in your reply “”Be wise. Be brave.””
      You welcome dear friend for giving me such an inspiring reply

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      I will love to ask you a simple question base on my post.
      What is you contribution about this post?

      What do people say about being different from them?

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

      Liked by 1 person

    2. I do not have a mentor… 🙂 .. a mentor simply teaches their ideology, their way of viewing life… that is fine if one doesn’t venture away from that circle of life… it does not prepare one should one venture out into the universe… I prefer to use my own open mind, with knowledge gathered over the years, combined with a open heart and free spirit to explore life, the world and the universe… not with a closed mind…. 🙂

      “The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” Kahlil Gibran

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    3. Am speechless right now, don’t know what to say right now.

      When I first saw the reply i was thinking it was a normal reply. I have to read to the end. I found out is quite different. I knew it was going to be a good and inspirational reply.

      Am the type who reads very inspiring comment on a post like this. since it’s talking about being different, I have to read your own view about it.

      For me am the type who engaged in such also. When I read to the middle part i was convince that the way you answered yours was different. I didn’t waste my time in reading it instead I read it like a 5years old.

      You write and explanation are quite OK. You just touch my spirit this afternoon.

      Am privilege to see some nice quote “The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” Kahlil Gibran

      The quote really touch my heart.
      Thank you so much for adding such magical drop of words in my jar of motivation.
      I feel blessed by your post  right now.Again such a beautiful post.

      HAPPY SUNDAY!!!!
      Remain blessed.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.Am happy for such response you gave to me  here. Again, I will love your own contribution here.

      How do you feel being different from others in terms of ideology and character?

      Any contributions we be welcome here.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

      Like

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.Am happy for such response you gave to me  here. Again, I will love your own contribution here.

      How do you feel being different from others in terms of ideology and character?

      Any contributions we be welcome here.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

      Like

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.Am happy for such response you gave to me  here. Again, I will love your own contribution here.

      How do you feel being different from others in terms of ideology and character?

      Any contributions we be welcome here.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

      Like

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.Am happy for such response you gave to me  here. Again, I will love your own contribution here.

      How do you feel being different from others in terms of ideology and character?

      Any contributions we be welcome here.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Um.. i dunno.. maybe i have my own thinking about anything.. and i have a very different childish brain! 😍😃😂 Hehe
      Welcomed! Have a great day!

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    3. Thanks for replying  back to me.
      I guess you find my replies to your comment interesting.Am totally happy for your reply  to me.
      What is your own thinking about it?
      Why using childish brain.
      You are quite funny.

      I really enjoyed the reply and again making you feel nice at this very moment

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  3. This is a great post I must say and I was imagining why I didn’t pour my view before. Its a pleasure to share your personal dealings with the world because your posts always help me a lot. Keep writing more please! 😊

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  4. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.Am happy for such response you gave to me  here. Again, I will love your own contribution here.

    How do you feel being different from others in terms of ideology and character?

    Any contributions we be welcome here.

    Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

    #PATRICKSTORIES
    Peace and Love

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.Am happy for such response you gave to me  here. Again, I will love your own contribution here.

      How do you feel being different from others in terms of ideology and character?

      Any contributions we be welcome here.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

      Like

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.Am happy for such response you gave to me  here. Again, I will love your own contribution here.

      How do you feel being different from others in terms of ideology and character?

      Any contributions we be welcome here.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

      Like

    2. Ideology is our belief and principles while character is the way we act, react and carry ourselves. As humans we are unique and dynamic. This means even if we have the same ideology we will still be different in the we act or carry ourselves in the course of such ideology. To me this is what makes us special and the world interesting to live in.

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    3. Thanks for the reply. I appreciate that very much.

      Your beautiful words just ignite my happiness. Thank you so much for adding such magical drop of words in my jar of motivation.

      You answers and contribution  are well noted.

      This is what i love so much in your opinion about this post of been different as I quote””
      Ideology is our belief and principles while character is the way we act, react and carry ourselves””””

      That is the true fact about it.Am happy for the response you gave to me.

      Lastly,I feel blessed by your response right now.Again such a beautiful way to contribute here on my post
      Keep the vibes on.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

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    4. Ideology is our belief and principles while character is the way we act, react and carry ourselves. As humans we are unique and dynamic. This means even if we have the same ideology we will still be different in the way we act or carry ourselves in the course of such ideology. To me this is what makes us special and the world interesting to live in.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.Am happy for such response you gave to me  here. Again, I will love your own contribution here.

      How do you feel being different from others in terms of ideology and character?

      Any contributions we be welcome here.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Being different is literally the best thing that can happen to a persons life, like you get to stand out from the rest. I support diversity in everything. Different ideas are actually positive .
      I think a person should embrace being different .

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    3. Thank you so much for stopping by and for reading my post.
      Your comment always   touches my heart. It is really great to know more about you.I think everyone can relate to your comment.

      Words are powerless to express my gratitude towards you, for reading my every post and for always leaving a thoughtful comment.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for reading my post.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Welcome to Virtual Vitamins! I am honored by your follow. You have some very good points here, very much in line with what Benjamin Wong of Hong Kong calls Coaching. May your insights help many.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for reading my post.That really means a lot to me. After reading your comment I am really feeling blessed.

      Thank you so much for reading my post and for your nice words.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

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  6. You’ve made good points, Patrick. I especially appreciate Strategy #2: “DEVELOP AN ATTITUDE THAT CREATES OPPORTUNITIES FOR AN INTERACTION.” I’m reminded of a coworker who joined our team, and with friendliness and helpfulness began to build relationships with everyone. She did NOT make suggestions, share about how they did things at her last job, or try to start anything new–for a year. Once we knew her well, knew she had our best interests at heart, and knew we could trust her, then she very tactfully started to share her ideas. SMART! P.S. Thank you very much for becoming a follower of my blog, From the Inside Out. I pray you’ll find the posts meaningful when you’re able to stop by.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for reading my post.
      Your comment always   touches my heart. It is really great to know more about you.I think everyone can relate to your comment.

      Words are powerless to express my gratitude towards you, for reading my every post and for always leaving a thoughtful comment.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for reading my post.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Like

  7. Thank you for following my Blog.

    Just completed your post, Views of Being Different. I believe this post is very informative. I would add one point, a leaders primary role is to serve and within every team the members assume the role of leader. This is an opportunity to introduce and acknowledge differences as strengths. These strengths broaden the character traits of the team. The differences become part of the teams norms.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for reading my post.That really means a lot to me. After reading your comment I am really feeling blessed.

      Thank you so much for reading my post and for your nice words.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Like

  8. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

    I will love to ask you a simple question base on my post.
    What is you contribution about this post?

    What do people say about being different from them?

    Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

    #PATRICKSTORIES
    Peace and Love

    Liked by 1 person

  9. I must admit the points you made. Those are really meaningful and full of energy. Being different is very difficult and but only those who dare to become different, achieve greatness.
    Have a great life!
    🙂

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    1. I just skimmed through your comment. And I must say, it really cool, it that gives people a chance to think.

      Please keep the words coming Shubham Paul, Look forward to seeing more comment  from you.

      Am happy you gave a good quote and contribution here for the post:

      “” Being different is very difficult and but only those who dare to become different, achieve greatness “”

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for reading my post.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

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