Next letter up for the A-Z challenge of Positive Personality Traits is Q - and Q is for Quirky. This was a trait a little bit out of left field. I'm sure there was a more sensible one I could have chosen, but I truly believe that quirkiness is something we should all aim for - it reflects our individuality.
As a young thing I was all about fitting in with the crowd - wearing the "right" clothes, saying the "right" things and generally keeping within the status quo. As the years have passed me by I have come to realize that blending in and being beige is not the ideal. I am finding my voice again and discovering all the elements that are intrinsically my own. Why would I want to swap that for being like everyone else?
Quirkiness is where we each have our individual special traits. I love meeting someone who so comfortable in their own skin that they can wear something weird, or dye their hair a strange colour (or cut it off, or dreadlock it, or whatever). People who write poetry, or sing songs out loud, or dance to the beat of their own drum. People who are not afraid of being themselves and who don't care if they are being judged.
Life is teaching me that nobody judges you half as harshly as you judge yourself. Nobody is really looking all that hard at you and nobody cares if you are a "bit out there". Most people admire a little bit of free-spiritedness (as long as it doesn't impinge too heavily on their own little world).
So let's embrace our idiosyncrasies and shine our lights and be a tiny bit quirky. Be proud of who you are and what you like - who knows, you might even create a new trend!