I am not a fan of the word “deep” as it implies an endless depth with which to delve into something. But I do find it useful to define the word for those of you who are unfamiliar with it.
Deep in our thinking requires a good amount of mental energy. It’s a way of thinking that we’re not really comfortable with, because we’re afraid that we might fall into some dangerous trap. So we take advantage of this fear and dig deep.
That’s exactly what the phrase “dig deep” means. It’s an ability to go beyond what is comfortable. If we want to be in a dark room and not be able to see the light, we dig deep and see the light. If we want to see the light, we dig deep and see the darkness. We use this to our advantage, because to do something else (like play a game for hours) we just stop and dig deeper.
The reason we dig deep is because we want to see how you think. To dig deep means to look inside your head and see who you really are. We have a tendency to think that we know you as a person. To dig deep means to look at your heart and see who you really are. We really want to know you. We want to see you as a human being with feelings. So we dig deep, to see who you are.
The reason I feel so strongly about this is because, for the most part, there are people who say to me, “But you don’t know me. You only know what you read about me online.” That really hurts. I want to see you. I want to see the real you. I want to know the inside of your head. I want to see your heart. I want to hear what you have to say.
The problem with the idea of “seeing the real you” is that it’s very hard to measure. For one, it’s easy to say someone is just a human like you, and therefore I’m not going to know anything about them. But for another, most people don’t even know they’re really human. That’s why I think it’s so important for people to be honest about how they perceive themselves.
It’s a question I often get asked by students. If you’re really an introvert and you just want to be left alone, I would say that’s fine. But if you’re really an extrovert, someone who has a strong need to be a part of something, or a passionate person who wants to be heard, then I think it is important to be honest about your strengths and weaknesses.
The same goes for our introvert friend. So, I think it is important to be honest about who we are and what we want. I believe that our differences should be respected, and I think that we should always be open about our strengths and weaknesses. When we do, we can help each other.
This goes back to the introvert and extrovert part of the introvert/extrovert spectrum. There is a spectrum. There are introverts who are the most socially awkward and introverts who are the most socially adept. There are extroverts who are the most extroverted and there are extroverts who are the most introverted. We are all somewhere in the middle of the spectrum of who we can be.
You can be the extrovert who can get along with virtually anyone and the introvert who is the most socially awkward. Or you can be the extrovert who is the most socially adept. Or you can be the introvert who can work on your social skills and the extrovert who can work on your extroversion. But there are also times when I think that we should always be open about our strengths and weaknesses.