Pamela Umali

Idealistic, imaginative, and passionate, I have a strong sense of my personal values and ideals and I tend to feel ill at ease in situations where I have to compromise these ideals due to external demands. I'm very sensitive to the dictates of my own imagination and conscience and by default, I dearly want to give others space to be who they are. Thoughtful and considerate, I am most likely find it easy to accept society's eccentrics and misfits without rendering judgment. Open and tolerant, I dislike prejudice and stereotypes and I sometimes liable to give people the benefit of the doubt in situations where others think that "you should know better." Because of my idealism, I may sometimes neglect to give myself enough credit for the things I accomplish or to speak up for myself in relationships and groups. My challenge in life is to balance authenticity with practicality and find a way to be true to myself and yet live in harmony with the world around me.