A Visit From The Self-Esteem Fairy

I’m late to the party this week. I was just going to read all of the other great stories, but whaddayaknow, I couldn’t help myself. So, here you have it. My 100 words, such as they are. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for this week’s photo prompt.

Copyright-Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Copyright-Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“You’ll have to be adaptable.”

“I am. I am adaptable.”

“What I mean to say is, you’ll need to be a doer, ready for anything. Hollywood is a pretty fast-paced environment.”

“I am. I am ready for anything.”

“Even if it means breaking the rules?”

“Yes. Absolutely. Rules schmules, I always say.”

Danica stood with the other hopefuls and smiled her best movie star smile.

“Okay folks, listen up! We’ve got the extras we need. You can all go. Thanks.”

Danica stripped her tourist outfit and ran toward the man with the megaphone.

“Wait, I’m a doer! I’m a doer!”

*****

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ESTP – The Doer

Friendly, adaptable, action-oriented. “Doers” who are focused on immediate results. Living in the here-and-now, they’re risk-takers who live fast-paced lifestyles. Impatient with long explanations. Extremely loyal to their peers, but not usually respectful of laws and rules if they get in the way of getting things done. Great people skills.

 post script: The irony of all ironies, no one in my house thinks this story is funny. However, my self-esteem remains intact…for now.

39 thoughts on “A Visit From The Self-Esteem Fairy

  1. Is the antonym for doer undoer. Or does that simply mean to undo what one has done. Maybe a the word should be nondoer.Or, is it simply don’t? If you suffer a psychiatric do illness, you could end up with a mood disorder like manic depression, doer’ing, undo’ing, nondo’ing, don’t’ing, and back to doer’ing. I think I’d just prefer the alcoholic answer to the do’s:
    Dewars

    Randy

    1. My morning class was cancelled so I have time to jump in and respond to comments…better late than never. Danica, I’m sad to say, is clueless, but she embraces it wholeheartedly, and I suppose that’s worth something. A hard lesson, perhaps.

  2. I’m usually about the 50th person to post. Like Rochelle said, you’re not late until after Tuesday. Even then, it’s better than being late for your period.
    I would have guess you as a Doer. Personally, I’m a procrastinator–I get around to it eventually. I enjoyed your story and especially loved the title.

    1. Hey there Procrastination Man. That should be a super hero name, don’t you agree? Yes, a doer, but I am secretly a procrastinator wannabe. I’ve tried it a few times lately, this waiting until the last minute to complete my assignments, and while I do work well under pressure I am finding that I prefer to not be rushed into sub-standard results.

  3. Ha! I thought is was quite humorous. I’m not anything near a ” doer” i recently had a lot of interesting conversations about those personality type tests. It’s pretty intriguing and accurate.

  4. I’m so happy that you put your story in. This was worth the wait. But, of course, you would do this since you are a “doer!” I’m something with an “I.” Something I wish I could shed. I wish I was a doer instead. Look, I rhymed. Thanks for your fantastic story!

  5. Dear Fashionably Late and Always More Than Welcome,

    I had a great aunt I never met who was a dancer and silent film actress. Apparently she was very much the doer as well. 😉

    Love your title and story from the first act to the last.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    PS You’re not late until Tuesday when the link closes. 😉

  6. Dear Honie,

    You’re not late. You’re right on time. The rest of the world is too early.

    I loved your story and your comment to Lisa. I want to be the guy with the megaphone. I think his job might have some unseen perks. Well done.

    Aloha,

    Doug

  7. For what it’s worth, I think it’s funny. I also think it’s funny that you consider yourself late to the party, just because so many are early! 😉 Anyhow, enjoyed the story and hope Danica got the role!

  8. That is the beauty of self-esteem, you do not need other people’s validation to have it, once you figure that out, you have it made.

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