I am a "take me or leave me" kind of girl; I think I have a personality that you either love absolutely or hate absolutely-I don't know that there's any middle ground whatsoever...and I am okay with that; after thirty odd years of being like this, I'm comfortable in my skin; I'm comfortable with my faults, my quirks, my what have yous.
I am gossipy and nosy and sometimes down right rude. I'm brutally honest to a fault, I judge hard. If you lose my trust, it's hard to gain it back. Sometimes I make snap judgements that turn out to not be correct. I'm hard headed, I have a type "a" personality and it's annoying, and while I can forgive easily, I have a very hard time forgetting.
On the flip side of this though, I am fiercely loyal to those I love. I will bend over backward (and then some) to make sure people have what they need. I am (mostly) a lover, not a fighter. I like things to be peaceful, even and calm. I love to laugh and love to make other people laugh. I try to see the best in everyone whenever possible even if I don't always SAY those things out loud (which I probably should do more of to be honest)
My mom and I had a really interesting chat when I was home; she basically said that her policy on people is "if you don't like me, fine, don't like me, but move along and quit wasting both of our time" and I like that. That's going to be my new policy, if you don't like me, I don't care, but I'm not going to waste ANY more of my time on you and I'm not going to waste my breath, time, and resources TRYING to make you like me or see me for who I really am. It's time that *I* started respecting and loving myself as much as I do other people and stop spending precious time on what others think of me. So, from here on out, if ya don't like me, move on out :) And if you DO like me (there's one or two of you out there lol) it's a safe bet that I like you too :)