Mary Peyton Johnson
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Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
Current occupation: Real estate
Fun Interesting facts:
• I often feel like an old soul in a young person’s body, I have a very mature mindset even though I still like to go out and do fun activities.
• I switched my major four times in college over the course of four years.. but I am still graduating on time.
• I love expressing myself through writing and talking to people.
• I’m not a morning person at all.
• I hate small talk.
• I’m a cat lady.
Favorite quote: “You are a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do will never forget about you.”
How would close friends and family describe you?: My friends and family would probably describe me as someone with a big heart who wears it on her sleeve. I’m also someone with a lot of fire and determination. I have big dreams and I rarely let anything stop me from achieving my goals. My friends and family know that, so they would also probably describe me as a very determined person who doesn't give up easily.
What is your strategy going into the game? Strategies can change when you actually meet the people you’ll be playing the game with. Going into the game however, my initial strategy is to use my kind nature to build relationships with everyone that I can. I want to be so likable that I avoid those early elimination votes, or being chosen for elimination battles. After getting deeper into the game, I plan on switching my strategy up a little bit and using my now formed connections with everyone to determine which players to align with and which players to target. By being likable and open with people, I will gain knowledge from each player and that will help me know who I can trust and who I can’t.. and even if those plans don’t always go completely perfect, hopefully my connections with everyone in the house are connections that I can fall back on. I plan on using my personality traits that others may view as weaknesses, to my advantage. Being an open person is a strength, I know myself very well, and I plan on using that knowledge of myself and others in order to outsmart everyone else and win this game. I plan on being a well rounded player.
What type of personalities would you describe as opposite of yours? Reserved people are definitely the opposite of me. I am an open person and some people are reserved and closed off, which I have a hard time relating to. Mean people are definitely the opposite of myself. I am not afraid to stand up for myself but I am also not mean for no reason. I would critique on a game standpoint, but I would never target someone or attack someone for anything personal.
Favorite Sequester player: I really liked Amanda Papo in season 2. Her personality was awesome; she was blunt and I respected her for it. She was funny, she was a team player, and I think she should have made it further than she did. Her ability to keep it real with people was something that I respected, she wasn’t afraid to make moves when she needed to and she seemed to know when that was.
What would you say your biggest weakness is in a game like Sequester? I am very emotional in my everyday life, and often, too trusting. These are things I am working on in my every day life, but I have learned a lot from being that type of person and I plan on separating that from my gameplay because this is just a game, not personal. My emotional intelligence will definitely be tested in this game but I’m up for the challenge.
What do you think is the most common mistake that people make in a game like this? Some common mistakes people make are creating an alliance minute one with people that they are unsure if they can really work with, making promises they can’t keep too early on, being cliquey and not trying to establish yourself with other people too, and obviously trusting the wrong people. Playing too hard and not ever playing hard enough are also two huge mistakes.
Social Media: Twitter: @marypeytonn_ Instagram: @marypeytonn_