Meredith, how have others tried to define you in the past and how does that differ from who you are?
Some people think I’m an extrovert because I am very friendly. I am very interested in the nuanced individuality of people. I am in fact an introvert, and find social gatherings emotionally and mentally exhausting.
I am an avid and enthusiastic learner. Sometimes that enthusiasm seems to be mistaken for something else—judgement, maybe? I’m really a live and let live kind of person. I like to hear from people with different ideas from mine, really get into the nitty gritty of their views, and compare them to mine.