Am I nice? I think so. I avoid conflicts. I am aware of emotional intelligence and try to relieve tensions, not create them. But… am I a nice person? This week was going to give me an answer.
Imagine my surprise when I realized on Thursday that I am not collecting any data. I threw myself into work and completely forgot about the project. The end of the year is always a busy period in marketing departments. Closing the budget, planning a new one and all the activities related to Christmas.
Facebook and my friends came to my aid. I published a post asking for memories of my friends where I was nice to them. I have received over 20 comments. I responded to each of them with a similar memory. In this way, I collected the data.
Once again, I tried to mix printing and drawing techniques. This is why printed emoticons and handwritten quotes can be both found on my postcard. I think that this type of technique increases the attractiveness of postcards and I plan to use it more frequently 🙂
What I like about Klaudia’s postcard is the simplicity of the idea, i.e. dividing the card into two areas. The reference to the weather is clear. I hope that Nina, Klaudia’s daughter, was at least partially involved in drawing this postcard 🙂
I always try to be nice and kind. If I were to collect data only on superficial relationships with other people, my card would be quite boring, especially during the pandemic. I felt resistance. After some time, however, I thought that not every relationship in my life is a fairy-tale. I have a 3-year-old at home! Raising a child is not all roses. Or rather, it is the greatest rose in the world, but it stings a lot. So I decided to check what percentage of my time with Nina can be described as nice and trouble-free, and what percentage consists of small quarrels and disagreements, which – to put it bluntly – throw me off balance ;-).
During several periods of spending time together, I wrote down the proportion of pleasant and unpleasant times.
As the card shows my relationship with Nina, I wanted it to resemble a child’s drawing. Not without significance was the fact that it is precisely my artistic level 🙂 The reference to the weather also struck me as an accurate metaphor.
I did not think about involving my friends in collecting data, but it is a great idea and I will certainly use it in one of the nearly 30 weeks that are still coming.