“ I don’t think you’re the right girl for him, you’re too serious.” My friend says.
“You’re the person we need for this job, you’re serious.” My boss says.
You don’t exactly need a college degree to realize where this is heading…
YES. I am SERIOUS. And for most of my life, I wanted to punch whoever called me that.
My reactions varied from an annoying look to the phrase “Go F*ck Yourself,” but my resentment towards this word never changed.
For those of you, like me, who’ve been called serious, know that this isn’t a bad thing…on the contrary. Let me give you 18 reasons why this is actually, one of the best compliments you can ever get:
1. You don’t spend your weekend wasted
You know the consequences of your actions. You know a bottle (or two) of tequila won’t make your problems go away. So instead of drinking your worries away, you dedicate your weekend to hitting the gym and catching up on your favorite Netflix shows with your friends or alone. You care more about your body than a party. Either way, it’s your decision. And you couldn’t care less what others think.
2. You’re constantly learning
Taking your life seriously means you’re on a journey to explore new things. There’s a world out there you want to explore. Whether it’s a new language, culture, or latest invention, you’re up for learning about it. After all, the sky’s the limit.
3. You’re independent
There’s nothing wrong with flying solo when you’re comfortable in your own company. You enjoy companionship, but don’t always feel the need to live up to anyone’s expectations other than your own. As Ne-yo already said, there’s something ooh so sexy about being independent.
4. Sarcasm is your second language
If you’re going to get anything out of this article, let it be this fact: Sarcastic people are sexy, smart, and successful in life. Sarcasm allows you to insult people without them actually realizing it. It’s a dream come true really. From experience, I’ve learned that there is a positive correlation between being serious and being sarcastic. There’s a big misconception about the word serious. People assume that if you’re serious, your sense of humor is non-existent. Luckily, this is completely a load of bullsh*t.
5. You know how to handle yourself in awkward situations
I was once told that my serious expression looked very much like a poker face. No one really knows what you’re thinking (thank God for that). You can hold your own in awkward situations without your face turning fifty shades of different colors. This is one hell of an advantage in life.
6. You’re brutally honest
You’re allergic to bullsh*t and refuse to waste time on people who aren’t worth the trouble. Being brutally honest isn’t just sexy as hell, but makes others think twice before stepping on your toes. After all, karma is a b*tch.
7. You know your worth
Yup, I can already feel what you’re thinking. Let me get this straight before you starting calling serious people a bunch of snobs – knowing your worth and not willing to settle for less is the biggest virtue you should have, and it will without a doubt give you a head start in life. You’re not going to be able to love another person until you love yourself , right? Being serious means you don’t take life as a joke and won’t settle for less than you deserve. You’re awesome and you damn well know it.
8. You know where you’re going in life
You’re one of the few people in college, or fresh out of college, that don’t experience this sudden panic and fear when you hear the question “What are you going to do in your life?” You know exactly what the f*ck you’re doing.
9. You’re GPA/Career is out of this world
Being serious means you actually read, like an actual book. You actually care about finishing college or going to college in the first place. You’re brilliant and serious. You’re going for law school, medical school or whatever other school you’re applying for on full gear. You only live once, and you’re up to the challenge.
10. You’re not afraid to talk about your issues
You know bottling up your feelings will just add up to more problems until you explode with tears. Being serious means you know better. You talk about what’s on your mind and are not afraid to show vulnerability. If they can’t handle you at your worst, they certainly don’t deserve you at your best.
11. You’re not afraid to speak your mind
You know your sh*t and aren’t afraid to tell others when they are wrong…or to simply just stop talking.
You won’t settle for a job you don’t want. You want to be proud of your achievements!
13.Your friends know they can count on you.
You’re the one they go to for moral support or advice they’ll later ignore. But in the meantime, you’ve got their back for better or for worse.
14.You get excited over the little things
You know that waiting around will get you nowhere and refuse to “fake it till you make it.” You’re overcome with excitement at every little accomplishment in your life because you know you did it – and you did it yourself.
15. You’re no one’s option
You know better than to be someone’s stop on the way – hell, you’re the destination . You know your time is precious and you have better things to worry about than wondering where you stand with someone.
16. Sundays and your bed are an endless love affair
17. You own up to your mistakes
Your pride and dignity matters to you – but your loved ones matter to you more. You’re not hesitant to say “I’m sorry” – you know better than to continue unnecessary drama.
18. You’re responsible with money
You know money doesn’t grow on trees – so you don’t spend it on things you probably will never use.
So, next time someone rudely interrogates you with the question, “Why so serious?”, you’ll know exactly how to respond.