Video: “I Don’t Like Persuading People”

Who Am I?

WHO AM I? - An Introduction...

There is a "spiritual self-inquiry" that requires you to ask yourself, "Who am I?". It encourages a deep exploration into ego, personality, and any and other manifestations of Thought.


So I decided to record a series of personal, open and honest videos that explore my so-called 'personality' by way of looking at qualities, behaviours and traits that I seem to identify with (chosen at random as I shot the video).

Why? To get curious. To get curious about Who I Am - by looking at who I am not. That's why. It's all explained here, together with a menu of all the other 'who am I?' videos I recorded.


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VIDEO #21: Don’t like persuading people to see things my way

Over time, I’ve started to conclude that I don’t like persuading people to see things my way. But does that just mean I don’t like arguing with people, or I don’t like finding out I might be wrong, or does it mean I don’t like doing things I think I’m not good at doing?

Funnily enough, whilst I was recording the video about this (below), it got me to thinking:

  • How do I know I don’t like persuading people to see things ‘my way’?
  • What is ‘my way’ and why do I think it is different to ‘your way’?
  • What is this really all about?


Let me just acknowledge that it isn’t true of me (but sometimes it is).

Let me notice that when you look back at the wake of your life, you have to call it ‘something’, don’t you, what you notice.

And let me acknowledge that persuasion is just another form of communication; persuasion is just another word for thinking. So at its core, persuasion is getting someone to believe a thought that you believe in.

(Side note: How’s my attempt going at persuading you to see that you’re not who you are think you are? 😉 )

And then let me be done…

"I Don't Like 'Persuading' People" - Who Am I? #21 (8th Video)



Who Am I? Video Series MENU

Introduction | 'Wise' | Controlling | Like to Understand | Don't Like Criticism | Perfectionist | People Pleaser | Grumpy | Don't Wanna Look Foolish | Not a Persuader | 'Complicated' | Not a 'Pretender' | Don't Like Conflict


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"What I most want is to spring out of this personality, then to sit apart from that leaping. I’ve lived too long where I can be reached." – Rumi


Serious question: if you don't know who you are - and really you don't! - then how on earth can you know that you are happy or unhappy?