What makes you unique?

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What makes you unique as a person?

From having a unique eye color to possessing an outstanding memory of faces and names, here are answers to the question, “What is one thing that makes you unique?”

  • My Eye Color
  • My Ability to Find Things
  • A Unique Outlook
  • A Man in a Woman’s World
  • My Ability to Connect With Others
  • Topsy-turvey Career Path
  • Outstanding Memory of Faces and Names
  • I Am Good at Making People Feel Important.

My Eye Color

Out of all the things that make me unique, the one thing that stands out the most is my light blue eye color. It’s not a common eye color, and it often surprises people when they first meet me. I remember in elementary school, one of my classmates asked if my eyes were real because she had never seen that color before. My mom always told me that my blue eyes were special, and I should cherish them. Over the years, I’ve grown to love my eye color because it makes me feel like a rare gem. Whenever I catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror, I’m reminded of how unique and beautiful I am. My blue eyes are definitely one of my most precious possessions.

Antreas Koutis, Administrative Manager, Financer

My Ability to Find Things

Finding things has become a life skill at my house. From lost toys to obscure Lego pieces to out-of-print books to specific highlights of football games from 10 years ago, life feels like a daily treasure hunt. My friends and family are the beneficiaries of my finding skills. I’m usually the first person they ask when they’ve lost something or want to buy a hard-to-find item. Maybe I should have been a bounty hunter or US Marshal instead of a freelance writer?

Alli Hill, Founder and Director, Fleurish Freelance

A Unique Outlook

I think the one thing that makes me unique is my perspective. Quite early on in my career, I started travel blogging, where I would record my experiences to look back on. I think the parts of my travels that I chose to record says a lot about who I am. I pride myself on how I capture a scene or an experience, because I want it to look exactly how it feels. We all go back through old pictures and they don’t look like our memories, so I made sure to always capture not just what I can physically see, but to also capture it in a way that reflects how it made me feel. I think the video format helps as a point of reference to see how exactly I was at that moment. A picture paints a thousand words, but a video can paint much more.

Aiden Higgins, Senior Editor and Writer, The Broke Backpacker

A Man in a Woman’s World

I’m a man in a women’s industry. While it’s often typically thought that the pre and postpartum worlds are only populated by other women, especially moms, I too understand and care. This is often seen as a non-traditional aspect of my entrepreneurship, choosing this field. But I enjoy bringing support and innovation to women. Being a man in a women’s industry may seem unconventional, but it makes me unique and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Temoer Terry, Partner, Mommy Care Kit

My Ability to Connect With Others

As a marketer, I can assure you that interpersonal skills are crucial. Although I am not a complete extrovert, I have developed these skills and it has been truly beneficial. When I put myself out there, I form connections that can tide me through the more difficult parts of my career or simply create a supportive network I can lean on. I have become good at identifying authentic people and finding ways to connect with them. This, I believe, is what makes me unique.

Ashley DeJesus, Marketing Manager, AIS Network

Topsy-turvey Career Path

I have a unique career path that offers a lot of range. I can hop into many different positions and be impactful quickly because of my vast background and experience. I’m using this example because many people believe they must keep doing what they’ve always done at work — even if they no longer enjoy it. In reality, it’s perfectly acceptable to pivot careers, making yours a bit topsy-turvey as well. The key is owning what makes you unique with confidence.

Kelli Anderson, Career Coach, Resume Seed

Outstanding Memory of Faces and Names

I’m a super-recognizer of faces, and I can immediately connect them with names. Let me give you some examples to illustrate that.I worked as a teacher for 13 years. I gave private lessons but also had pedagogical training, sub-teaching episodes, and more. I see my students everywhere now. Not a big surprise? Well, I even remember those with whom I had one lesson, 10 years ago. And I recognize young adults whom I last saw when they were in kindergarten.I could tell the name and surname of my new neighbor the moment I saw him. How comes? We were at the same holiday camp 25 years ago, at the age of 8. And we didn’t even talk back then.My company works remotely. During a face-to-face integration for a hundred employees, I could tell the names and surnames of dozens of people. My professional contacts cover up to 10 at most. I just remembered them from photos seen from time to time somewhere online.I believe such an exceptional memory of faces and names makes me unique in a way.

Agata Szczepanek, Community Manager, LiveCareer

I Am Good at Making People Feel Important.

I am the type of person who enjoys making others feel important and valued. Everyone in my life is important to me, according to my mantra. Something I take pride in is always making people feel important, no matter what is going on in my life. I will always make time for my community. I enjoy going the extra mile for the people I care about. This is something I really value in myself, and I guess that makes me unique because making someone feel important is actually beneficial because I know I like feeling important.Yeah, I know a few people think she’s a people pleaser, but honestly, I just feel good when I make someone feel important. I don’t do such things for any other reason. It simply makes me happy.

Jennie Miller, Co-Founder, MIDSS

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