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Power of Metaphors

Once I had a job interview where my interviewer didn't ask about my skills or competencies but simply asked what kind of animal I would be and why.

I bit caught of guard I had to think about it for a while. However, I quickly found myself describing myself as a cat.

One that loves to be in the safety of her home, but needs to go out regularly to explore new adventures. One who likes to get and give attention. A cat that likes to hunt and meet other cats. Or dogs. Or any animal.

One that can put her claws out if things are going to slow. One that can easily adapt to any situation. And usually likes to go her own way. A cat that believes only she is responsible for mice she does or does not catch.

You get the picture.

Before I knew it I was telling so much open and honest information about myself. All because of the simple power of a metaphor.

The best description of a metaphor is something like 'imagery by comparison. "
And what makes it so powerful is that a metaphor act…