Today's LinkedIn Nugget

Back to basics Tuesday: customized pronouns on LinkedIn

On July 13th in this blog I advised you that you can select the pronoun set that best describes you.

But I wanted to re-visit that post since I glossed over a unique way you can self identify your pronoun, beyond gender-based “he/him” or “she/her” or “they/them.”

I failed to focus on your choice of “custom.”

I first noticed a colleague use “nonbinary” to self-define. Score one for other nonbinary people who overcome archaic norms in our world.

I could custom-add “passionate” or “evangelist” but I think that’s a little too much: one may give the wrong impression and the other may offend deeply religious believers.

I am not sure how to customize my pronouns, but will certainly accept your suggestions.

For yourself, you may want to solicit advice from your entourage as well.

Or not.

Never miss an opportunity to professionally self-define on LinkedIn, especially if they have opened it up so you can custom-develop something as central to why and who you are as pronouns. And in the case of my fellow nonlinear thinking folk, newly available self-descriptors.

Or not.

It’s your (expanded) choice.