Know how you’re always being asked for that one word that defines you? That communicates who you are? That describes your essence?

Here’s a little Friday fun: I asked my Tweeps to fill in the verb in René Descartes’ famous saying. All of them are considerably more multifaceted than one word, but it’s intriguing to see the word they connect with the most.

Here are a few, some lighthearted, some earnest:

And possibly my favorite:

Thanks to @overthinker, @donbart, @davidlwatts, @PookyMedia, @jgombita, @wrecklucy, @sherster, @MeanRachel, @alextanPR, @RebeccaDenison, @mikebsacks, @HeenaPRGal, @jasonbuck, @amyeandrews, @JGrassman, as well as everyone else who responded on Facebook.

You’re here, therefore I am.

What’s your word?

~Photo: intrepidation

Shonali Burke
Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps smart businesses make bank by taking their communications from corporate codswallop to community cool™. She is also the founder of The Social PR Virtuoso®, which provides online, on-demand training that helps you unleash your inner Social PR superhero. Shonali is mad about ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis, though not necessarily in that order. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
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