I would like to share an experience which will lead to the question.
Im a very fun person. Im almost always in a good mood, have a smile on my face, crack jokes.
Once in a while I'll have a bad day at work. As a result, my patience is short, my tolerance for bullsh1t is almost zero, I give stern looks when walking by people - The kind of look where its like I'm saying "Go ahead, try me. I'll rip you a new one." When I am in this mood, Im not mean, I just don't have any patience and I get right to the point.
So, I don't plan on having bad days and I dont try to be a d1ck. However, when it happens, something interesting comes as a result - People's respect for me is dramatically increased.
How do I balance this out? I don't want to be a d1ck all the time cause it doesn't feel good. I'm naturally a happy person and would like to maintain that way of life while at the same time earning everyone's respect.
In summary, its almost as if the following is true: being fun and smiling and happy and sometimes goofy doesn't earn as much respect as someone who is always serious, badass looking, etc. Am I right?
Any thoughts? Thank you for reading.