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 purpose-driven brands bring big ideas to life. She teaches at The Johns Hopkins University, has gone back to school herself with the Harvard Business Analytics Program, and is creator/lead instructor at The Social PR Virtuoso® online training hub , where ambitious PR pros learn how to unleash their inner Social PR superheroes. Owned by Lola the Basset Hound, she's mad about ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis, though not necessarily in that order. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
Shonali Burke
Shonali Burke