Post # 1
Just a little Thursday boredom. First try and be reflective about what you’d like to work on, then brag about what makes you so awesome! 🙂
What I don’t like:
-I have what some people have pointed out to be a “strong personality”: I form very quick opinions on things, those opinions are passionate. I strive confidently for what I want. Im not afraid to show when Im very happy or very sad or very pissed. I have what my boyfriend has trademarked “a low bullshit tolerance–I went through an abusive and emotionally traumatic childhood and teenage years and as a result lose my patience with people mistreating me very, very quickly and often will never trust them again, and always hold a grudge. In a way these things are good (i.e. having a lot of respect for myself and my self worth, not being afraid to express myself) but sometimes I come on too strong and turn people off. Its happened enough times that I know I need to work on it.
What I love about myself:
-I have a huge heart: I often can be extremely selfless and I am very eager to make others happy. When people tell me I’ve done a good job or made them happy it brings me more joy than almost anything else. Im known to be the best gift giver, and a go-to person for my friends when they need to vent, tell a secret, or need advice. I’ve run after stray animals through the snow, an unknown town, and a hurricane to catch them and return them to their home, and have translated that love of animals into my job at an SPCA.
Have at it, Bees!
Post # 3
weakness: i’m too sensative and i hold a mean grudge
strength: easy going and will do anything for the people i love.
Post # 4
Weakness: I’m incredibly socially awkward when I meet new people. I have a hard time coming up with things to talk about with people I don’t have anything in common with, so I come off like I don’t like people because I don’t make conversation well. It doesn’t help that most days I only interact with my nerdy scientist coworkers.
Strength: I’m funny, easy going and generous with people that I know.
Post # 5
ChicoryCreek: Ooh, this is fun!
*I can be jealous, and it’s hard for me to trust people.
*I can really hold a grudge if someone wrongs me.
*I’m anxious and neurotic.
*I’m very, very cheap.
*I can be quite vain sometimes.
*I’m the most faithful, loyal partner you’ll ever meet.
*I love animals and do all I can to help them.
*I can be very intuitive – I can sense when someone’s upset, and try to cheer them up.
*I’m punctual and precise.
*I’m very low-key and mellow.
Post # 6
What I don’t like: I procrastinate – A LOT! I can be super lazy, I hate doing chores and hate cooking. I’m a horrible wife in that sense lol. I also tend to be snippy with my mom, sister and husband if I’m hangry – they’re the only ones I act like that to though of course.
What I love about myself: Super compassionate – I want to help every single person I see. If I pass a stranded motorist, I worry about them for the rest of the day. Did they make it home okay? Did someone stop and help? (I don’t stop because I have no clue about cars and if I’m not with DH, I don’t feel comfortable pulling over by myself.)
I’m a go with the flow, easy-going type of person. I don’t take myself seriously at all. I’m pretty low maintainence.
I’m generous. I’m a good friend. I try to help anyone who needs it. I’m loyal. I can take a joke. I’m funny (maybe only to myself sometimes though lol)
Post # 7
Worst is that I don’t take criticism well, tend to be a perfectionist and I’m a complete worrier. I’ll worry about the most ridiculous things. Working on each of those.
Best is that I’m generally a low maintenance, go with the flow type of person.
Post # 8
ChicoryCreek: Cool thread!
-I’m not very ambitious in terms of career/achievement. I guess you could say lazy, I just don’t have that “drive” that some people seem to have.
-I am messy. I try so hard to put things back after I use them, but I can never keep it together for very long.
-I am a people pleaser. This sounds like one of those humble brags, but it isn’t. Basically I have a tendency to just go with what other peope want- BUT then I get bitter about it later.
-I expect people to be more perceptive than they are. I often won’t say what I want or need, because I think people will pick up on it and anticipate me (the way that I try to do with them)- usually they don’t and then I get upset. In reality, they just have no idea that anything’s wrong- it’s very hard for me to be assertive, and that’s not fair to others.
-I am calm in a crisis. House on fire? Get robbed? Boyfriend cheated? Got fired? I’m the friend you call.
-I’m the listener/advice giver of my group of friends. Everyone asks me for advice when it comes to tough stuff. I think it’s because I’m good at remaining fairly objective about a situation and giving my honest insight.
-I’m tough. My friends joke that in a post-apocolytic scenario I’d be the one to survive. They are probably correct.
-I am very empathetic, almost telephathically so. I know this sounds strange, but I feel like I actually “feel” what other people around me are feeling. If someone is uncomfortable, I seem to notice long before anyone else. When someone is hurting or in pain, I really feel it. I think this is a strength because it makes it much easier for me to be forgiving and understanding of people who are very different from me.
Post # 9
ShhhItsaSecret: my boyfriend has the same weakness! He can be incredibly socially awkward so much so that he’ll completely remove himself from a conversation and just start looking around and ignoring the persob whose speaking to him until they’re like, “Um, you still there?” Awful!
Post # 10
My love of giving touches upon both the lightest and darkest aspects of my character. When I am being ill-dignified, I give (usually in the material sense, but sometimes in other senses) as part of a plan of manipulation that will allow me to exert control over a situation, since I am by nature guarded and prefer to be in control of as much of my environment (including those in it) as possible in order to secure my defenses. However, when I am in my dignity, I give unreservedly and show a very high capacity for mercy, which allows me to provide comfort to people who are experiencing profound distress, emotional or physical.
Post # 11
- Wedding: December 2014 - Loft
weakness – I am a very black and white person
strength – My love and loyalty knows no bounds. I will do anytthing for anyone who needs it.
Post # 12
ChicoryCreek: Haha, that’s so funny! I’m a lot better than I used to be, but I still have those moments when the conversation goes to something I have no input about. My FI will sometimes ask me after why I wasn’t talking and I’m like, “because all you were talking about was working on cars!” This happens often since my FI and his friends are really into cars so I have absolutely nothing to talk about when they’re together!
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2015 - Contemporary Art Center of Peoria
Oooh, I like this. Good for self reflection. 😉
– I am quick to dislike people, I really don’t give them enough of a chance. BUT that’s because I am a really good judge of character. If I don’t like you- it’s probably because I’m picking up on something I don’t like.
– I am messy as hell, drives FI cray.
– I’m always late. Procrastinator. Omg.
– I have MAJOR maternal instincts.
– I’m a good teacher.
– and hella good baking skillz.
Post # 14
I’m going to start with the good stuff…
Awesome-Sauce: I’m loyal to a fault. I would do just about anything for my close friends/family and would forgive them almost any infraction; however, once that line is crossed, there’s no coming back. Also, I’m a great problem-solver (logical, concise, and a tad obsessive).
Needs-Improvement: I tend to be impatient with individuals who display blatant incompetence (refusing to make any effort) or are intentionally obtuse and I get rather short/direct with them (which people interpret as upset). I really have to watch my tone since I work in HR (probably not the best career choice for me, oops!)
Post # 15
My strengths are that I am caring, creative, smart, loyal, and hard-working. My weaknesses are that I am moody, disorganized, often shy, and I have a hard time letting go of things and getting past them.