Distinctive Trait =/= Identity

Updated: Jul 19, 2018

Editors Note: Hey Guy's it's me Professor J! The following is something I wrote back in 2013 after watching gifted hands at like 4 in the morning. Back then I was a bit of a loquacious sesquipedalian, I mean I still am but at least now It has a bit more balance to it. Anyway I hope you guys enjoy.



No matter who you are you can be more than you ever dreamed possible. You have the potential to grow beyond your limitations and advance in ways you never thought possible! Every person is born with multiple distinct traits and characteristics. Over time, these develop and set them apart!!

Every person is born with multiple distinct traits and characteristics. Over time, these develop and set them apart as individuals.  Too often, society uses these characteristics as a way of classifying and defining a person.


For instance, people with an innate inclination towards aggression who are viewed as aggressive. Those born with commendable skills like athleticism or a unique learning prowess are rewarded for their nature. However, we cannot look at the surface of an individual’s development and circumvent what they may become if properly guided.


The development of an individual goes far beyond their innate proclivities. That is to say, we are shaped not only by our nature but also by the world around us. A person with an abnormal proclivity to violent behavior is often trapped and assigned to niche “violent type” at an early age. The classification of people (especially children) into “types” is one of the greatest mistakes we make as a society. Often the aspects of a person’s identity that are.


The development of an individual goes far beyond their innate proclivities. That is to say, we are shaped not only by our nature but also by the world around us. A person with an abnormal proclivity to violent behavior is often trapped and assigned to niche “violent type” at an early age. The classification of people (especially children) into “types” is one of the greatest mistakes we make as a society. Often the aspects of a person’s identity that are expressed most dominantly are the only aspects we acknowledge.


People are multifaceted and are capable of having both contemptible and magnificent traits. The acknowledgment of a trait unoccupied by proper development is purposeless. Only by the advancement and development of our positive traits coupled with the discipline to control our negative aspects do we progress as a society and individuals. The perpetuation of negative classifications without effort made to escape them chains us to preconceived notions of self. It is only through the acknowledgment of both our weaknesses and strengths that we can truly progress.


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