How Writing Develops Your Personality


Content writing is an art through which we can express our voices. It helps us reach out to people. Through writing, we can share our views and help people choose their way and make the right decision. It is something that makes us vulnerable and bold at the same time. We open up and give out all we have to say irrespective of whether it will be liked or not. We take a bold stand through our writing and speak our minds. Our pens forge the path for a new beginning. It gives faith to the repressed, as pen and paper act as their war machinery. 

An introvert who struggled to convert her thoughts to verbal language easily pens them down on paper in an outspoken burst which would compare her to an extrovert. During revolutions, writings dig the graves for the governments. When time gets hard, we seek out ways to express ourselves and writing helps us to portray our feelings beautifully. At night, when our mind runs in loops and we forget how to frame a sentence and call for help, the pen and paper come to our rescue. 

Writing helps us share our experiences; travelogues are the best way to give the people back home the exact experience that we had. Writing helps us in several ways, here are only a handful:

It Helps Us Remember Things Better

No wonder people write down every time they struggle to mug up the historical incidents the night before the examination. Even writing down the dates in the form of a timeline helps us remember the format. While brainstorming, we write down the significant points, and thus, it helps us easily formulate a sentence. A couple of studies proved why writing boosts learning. Alzheimer patients also tend to write things down and this helps them remember better.

Builds Confidence

The "fake it till you make it” mantra can be utilized and enhanced through writing. We tend to practice how we want to speak before a certain someone or in front of a large crowd. And every time we rehearse our sentences change and we get all shaky and panicky. If we jot down the points and write down a few of the sentences we want to mention, there are only a few chances that we would miss out on the important keywords. Writing down the thoughts and practicing also helps in building confidence and belief that we won’t forget or stumble to find the right words when the time comes.

 We Learn to Express Ourselves

Writing is an outlet, it reduces the emotional burden that rests on our mind and helps us figure out what matters to us and why. When words travel in a zigzag plane, and our tongue forgets to pronounce words, when every friend seems far away, we can express ourselves through writing. For people who would rather not speak on the telephone, e-mails serve the purpose. Thus, writing acts as the guard for all those repressed souls who fear their voice won’t be heard or are scared to speak.

Sharing Experiences

Poets like Keats, Shelley, Wordsworth, and others have always shared their experiences and feelings through writing. A writer gives out a beautiful narration of his experience, the beauty, and the harshness of what he felt. Writing is simply sharing, whether it's thoughts that cross one’s mind while looking at the moon or the words that we want to spit out as a nasty incident boils up our blood. A travelogue is a traveler’s journal, his experiences in the beautiful lands. A book is an imaginary world that the writer thought of, and revealed, in and seeks to share the same joy with others. Thus, writing is the oldest method to keep stories alive and to keep sharing experiences. 

Writing is like having wings, it makes us free. It’s like a gun that fires at the negative notions and ideas we want to eliminate. It’s just the solidification of our voices which will be kept alive for years even after our death. “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank, gives us a clear view of the horrors of Hitler’s Nazi regime. Her writing in her little journal helps us learn about all her miseries even many years after her demise. Thus, writing is a drink that serves to make us immortal. 

Written by - Anwesha Basu
Edited by - Diksha Priyam Bayan

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