You are your own secret weapon.
Your friends and coworkers understand what you are doing when you describe life. They understand that you are very careful in your description of details. They understand that you are sharing so others can profit from your experience.
And then there are The Interpreters. The interpreter may think that your attention to detail reveals that you are either complaining or bragging.
Complaining is an indirect way of asking for help. So is bragging. The Interpreter must interpret when confused by honesty. Indirectness and a lack of self-awareness are the tools of The Interpreter.
Sharing on the other hand, contributes to the good of all.
When the Interpreter asks how you are doing, say GREAT. To do otherwise would impede growth for all concerned.
“Daniel in the Lion’s Den” is a great metaphor for the Detailer who is surrounded by Interpreters.
It is possible to be surrounded by a single Interpreter. Be still; it will soon be over.
This remark is mildly sarcastic. Sarcasm attempts to bridge the gap between complaining and sharing.
You are your own secret weapon. Your gift will grow when shared.