Help me lie about myself.
April 30, 2010 11:05 AM Subscribe
As part of a team-building/training exercise at work, we're supposed to make a website about ourselves. I can handle the technical end just fine, but I hate, hate, hate having to make a display of my personal self in public. I'm pretty sure I can get away with making stuff up, as long as it's sufficiently outrageous that everyone feels in on the joke. Now I just need some ideas...
(Vent: Oh my [insert deity of choice] why do extroverts just not understand that some people find this sort of thing anxiety-producing and tedious rather than fun? I get the need for morale boosters for the office drones, but these things always seem to be planned for the benefit of people who like being the center of attention.)
I don't want to bring up my geek hobbies at work any more than I already have - for example, someone's already picked up that I play tabletop role-playing games and now I get tedious questions about "my Dungeons and Dragons thing" (which isn't even one of the systems I play, and, just, argh.) I want to keep most of my social networking stuff separate because (a) I like my personal life personal, (b) I'm not sure all my co-workers would love my politics, and (c) sometimes I make vague allusions to work stress. They have my IM and my LinkedIn and that's enough. Also, in general, I've always hated the "tell us about yourself" part of any proceedings because it just makes me feel like I'm being judged.
I remember the cute little meme that made the rounds years ago about the college essay someone wrote just making up wild accomplishments and I think I could do something like that. I just need enough content to hang a simple website on. What can I claim that's work-appropriate, and likely to be seen as fun?