Dave Lim

TEDx Ambassador, TEDxSingapore


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How do you show your identity to the world?

Jessi's TED-You Talk is about identity, individuality, loving yourself, and confidence.

Everyone of us shows our identity to the world each day, regardless of whether we do so intentfully or consciously.

This does not need have to be anything to do with highly expressive or extroverted either.

Question: How do you show or illustrate who you are to the world?

or share an example of how someone you met does so in a unique way.
or share how do you conceal part of your identity one to the world?

NB: Jessie's talk reminds me so much of TEDxYouthDay speaker Samradhi's own Talk "Phenomenal me!"


Closing Statement from Dave Lim

Gratitude to and appreciate each and every one for sharing.

  • Jun 9 2011: I love Jessie's spirit . Shopping without spending a lot is awesome.Looking like your own person not a Target or WalMart model is better.Finding that 'find' is best ! Bonnie Condict
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    Jun 8 2011: There is also a difference in who we are (with our self perceived flaws, weakness, and rather not show to the world),

    ...compared this with who we want to be or aspire to become as our 'better selves' (which we also portray to the world, for example how parents would be in front of their children, or how leaders would be in front of their followers).

    In so doing, this raises question of showing and being our authentic selves.
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    Jun 8 2011: This lady rocks from the top of her head to her toes! What a great message delivered with such style. I'm in!
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    Jun 6 2011: Mr. Lim, I think we should present our identity in a way that contributes to the formulation of our common goals and solutions to personal and world problems.

    In our physical and personal interactions, we start with our core identities: we are a person of great worth (conscious human being), great intellect and good will. We affirm this to ourselves and to each other - this provides a strong foundation of our true respect, identity and worth. The difference between our core identities and what I call our external identities (educational level or skill level and reputation and integrity) provides opportunities for extending appreciation and encouragement to reach our greatest potential.

    In the professional and work level, I believe we should avoid identities that cause other people to form a bias or wrong perception, specially in deverse groups and maybe less so within like-minded peers. We translate our 'controversial' identities (like God believers or non-believers) - our convictions in the language of our common interests and solutions. I believe this will greatly enhance our cooperation and success.