It is not conceivable

What is one word that describes you?

That one word would describe me. Unlike a golf ball or a cork than can be described as hard, I can’t think of on one word that would describe me. Let’s consider the 16 personality types, as a start, and I bet any of the traits could be applied to me and that person wouldn’t be wrong by much. Maybe the only trait that anyone would least likely associate me with is being an entrepreneur. I don’t even think of myself in those terms.

Having said that, how we see ourselves is way different from what others see. Maybe, it would be best to ask those closest to me to answer this question. I might say that the word that describes me is easy but they would most likely disagree. They may say I am difficult. Complicated. Stubborn. Sometimes irritable. You know, anything but easy. And they could be right.

My colleagues at work or on construction sites may also disagree with me if I said I was easy. Some would think of me as being bossy. And I would disagree. While yet others would have different words or adjectives to describe me and in their view, they would all think themselves right.

While I prefer anonymity, some say I am loud. I know you are wondering how could one whose thoughts are all over the web talk of preferring anonymity. I don’t know the answer too. But that is just how it is.

Maybe, you, my regular audience can tell me what word you think describes your genial host.


About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

29 thoughts on “It is not conceivable

  1. Judy Thompson says:

    Interesting, interested, intelligent. There is no way to describe most people with one word unless they have one trait/talent/behavior that sums it up precisely.
    And we often present ourselves differently to different people.

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  2. ladysighs says:

    I was going to say Faithful but the faith part didn’t seem quite right.
    How about tried-and-true?


  3. Barry says:

    Either of these words are true by themselves, and also in combination. I don’t think you can prove me wrong:


    • makagutu says:

      I am non human, Barry.
      I thought this has been obvious all this time we have known each other? I am really disappointed.

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      • Barry says:

        My apologies Mak. As someone who isn’t human according to leading Autism researchers, I was mislead by your numerous statements where you have either claimed you were a man, or self identified as a man. And to the best of my knowledge “man” refers to a specific gender of the species Homo Sapiens, or as a generic reference to the entire species.

        According to researchers: A theory of mind remains one of the quintessential abilities that makes us human. By theory of mind we mean being able to infer the full range of mental states (beliefs, desires, intentions, imagination, emotions, etc.) that cause action.
        The same researchers claim that autistics lack theory of mind. In other words, not human.

        Other researchers tell us that empathy is a uniquely human trait, and yet autistics are commonly described as lacking empathy. In other words, not human.

        What’s your excuse? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. rautakyy says:

    As much as I hate to try and summarise anyone to just one word; from my limited scope, you are a person I would choose to describe as astute.


  5. maryplumbago says:



  6. I really can’t get one word, may be awesome


  7. Nan says:

    A really cool guy (based on your blogs). ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  8. I’d describe you as Kenyan. I’d describe myself as Sublime.


  9. What marks out the individual? Non-conformism and his or her refusal to be typecasted.


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