Most people don't understand me personally because I've never really 'fit in' to any one category or community. I have always been the person that gets bored easily and is perfect content with spending time with any person, place, or thing in very short increments, which most assuredly lends itself to the complexity of my life. In reality, it actually proves to be a double-edge sword; I easily get frustrated because I don't have strong, deep relationships with people, and people often misunderstand me or interpret my thoughts/words/actions completely differently than they were meant.
When I attempt to define my life by the various communities that I feel represent my life, it is almost overwhelming. There are some that I readily agree to, and there are others that I would rather leave far behind me. It often becomes an argument of present versus past, though our present will always be defined in some part by our past. I also do not want to seem like I am posing as something I am not, or am not being real to who I really am. Is it so bad that I do not fit nicely into one box? Or even two or three? Does this indicate that I have multiple personalities, or just one personality comprising multiple interests and experiences?
I wonder how others like myself feel about labels. When attempting to create a label for ourselves or identify with others through a labeling/sense-making process, are we doing an injustice to ourselves by agreeing with an inflexible labeling system? Or is it just acceptable to be identified by a myriad of labels?