More about Me
"Once you label me, you negate me.” -Søren Kierkegaard (Danish philosopher).
To me, this quote means that while labels might explicitly give, they can also implicitly take. I think that labels are necessary and can be helpful. They can help describe and categorize. But, I think labels can be harmful, too. They can harm by restricting and stereotyping.
That said, I hope the various labels below will help you better understand me, but not limit me.
I'm a polymath. A generalist. An autodidact that works hard at developing my intellectual, artistic, social, and physical skills.
I’m a software tester. I’m an international speaker and trainer. I'm a consultant and a mentor. I’m an improviser, an actor, and a playwright. I’m an author, an artist, an inventor, and a philosopher. I’m a raconteur and a rounder. I'm a basketball player, a golfer, a bowler, and a gamer. I'm a son, a brother, a husband, and a dad. I’m all of these things, and much, much more.
And I consider and connect them all to help me approach life in interesting and innovative ways.
I'm passionate, skeptical, curious, intuitive, logical, creative, and reasonable. I value integrity and practice empathy. I’m motivated by doing good and making a difference.
If any of this intrigues you, please feel free to contact me. I love to “talk shop”, and am always interested and looking…
Want to hear more? Check out...
My interview with Keith Klain for episode 1 of the Quality Remarks podcast:
My Q&A with Rich Rogers: https://richrtesting.com/2018/09/05/qa-with-damian-synadinos/