Oh boy, you are a Debbie Downer. LOL I have never really seen the skits, and one day my ex husband called me this and I was in research mode. Oh jeez! I always viewed myself to b, well like many other Deb's, happy and positive. Upbeat and in general just a life loving person. After reading the description of the Debbie Downer, I found myself feeling guilty. A bummer. Someone that I did not even know. Could he be right? Is this me?
So here I am, wondering what has caused this and what I can do to change this obvious behavior that other's may see that I cannot. So I started paying attention, am I seeing the glass half empty or half full? Am I making negative statements to ruin everyone's good mood?
Super aware and over analyzing this, I am sure I am not a Debbie Downer. I am borderline safe and cautious which may come across as being a bummer, like please don't jump off that cliff you might break your leg. Maybe to that effect I am spurting out comments that are giving off this image.
It is funny though, that he thinks that. As a matter of fact I think it is hilarious!
Debbie (or Debby or Deb) is a feminine given name, commonly but not always short for Deborah (or Debra and related variants). The word is derived from a word meaning "bee" in Hebrew.
People with this name have a deep inner desire to use their abilities in leadership, and to have personal independence. They would rather focus on large, important issues, and delegate the details.
People with this name tend to be passionate, compassionate, intuitive, romantic, and to have magnetic personalities. They are usually humanitarian, broadminded and generous, and tend to follow professions where they can serve humanity. Because they are so affectionate and giving, they may be imposed on. They are romantic and easily fall in love, but may be easily hurt and are sometimes quick-tempered.
The name of Debbie creates an intense nature with strong feelings and emotional desires. Consequently you are a determined, strong-willed person who projects uncompromising individuality. You could develop creative expression in art, music, or drama, doing to an extreme whatever arouses your interest. In your effort to do your very best, you tend to focus all your energy and attention on your immediate short-term goal, to the exclusion of other responsibilities and activities. You try to add something new and different, and would eagerly set off into new fields. There is a tendency to scatter your efforts in the longer term by being involved in too many pursuits. A lack of attention to detail, and an aversion to routine and monotony could disrupt your work habits and thwart the orderly completion of your undertakings, even though you put forth great effort.
Independence and personal freedom are of paramount importance to you. You will resist being influenced to change your mind once you have reached your decision, and you will not kindly tolerate being told what to do. Because of your definite ideas and opinions, you work best on your own, free from the advice or interference of others. Your obstinate traits, candid expression, and disregard for diplomacy have, at times, spoiled friendships and success in your work or business.
When you are happy and feeling congenial, you display an engaging personality that enables you to make friends easily. Your appreciation for people and desire to be of service in some way could involve you in charitable or educational endeavours. A sense of humanitarian idealism could motivate you to go to great lengths to help others in need. However, you must guard against excessive expectation in the amount of recognition you receive for your efforts. A tendency to become possessive and demanding could alienate those you are trying to help, or those who are in closest association with you.
Tension and frustration exact a heavy toll on your peace of mind and nervous system. Your preoccupation with the desires and demands of the moment preclude relaxation, and deplete your vitality. You tend to set aside any interests in recreation or study of deeper and more worthwhile aspects of life which would divert attention from personal feelings and self. Temper, indulgence, or dependence on medication could become serious problems in your life if you allow your feelings and reactions to overwhelm your self-control. Your health could suffer through disorders affecting the nervous system, such as fits, strokes, palsy, epilepsy; or through disorders affecting the head, such as headaches, sinus conditions, defective hearing, or defective eye-sight.
Deborah was the Biblical prophetess who summoned Barak to battle against an army of invaders. After the battle she wrote a victory song which is part of the Book of Judges. American Meaning: The nameDeborah is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name Deborah is: Bee.
Is this the start of something great? For a couple of years I have been wanting to start the largest sisterhood of women all with the great name of Deb. It varies a bit, where our Deb originates from. I was named in 1966 Debbie Sue. It was a name that not many around had while growing up, I really have always enjoyed having the name.
Also, I have also noticed that within the name base, all Deb's, Debbie's, Debra's, Deborah's are some of the most beautiful people I have ever known.
Which prompted me to start a page on Facebook called Club Deb. It has been a slow go, as finding Deb's to invite is hard to come by with such a small friend list. So if you stumble by that way, like and share Club Deb on Facebook, and let's get build some great friendships and someday we will be
able to meet on a beach :)
I really think that would be so wonderful, to actually have a group of women that all have such a wonderful way of sharing and growing old together. I have never met a Deb, I didn't like Lol.
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Given Name DEBBIE
PRONOUNCED: DEB-ee [key]
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VARIANTS: Deb, Debbi, Debby, Debi
OTHER LANGUAGES: Deborah (Biblical), Debbora (Biblical Greek), Devorah (Biblical Hebrew), Debbora (Biblical Latin), Debora (Dutch),Débora (French), Debora (German), Deborah, Devorah, Dvorah (Hebrew), Debora (Italian), Débora (Portuguese), Débora (Spanish)