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Old 12-05-2018, 10:54 AM
 
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Just for fun...


What do you consider one of your primary characteristics? And then, would you WISH you had another primary characteristic? If so, what would it be?


For instance; I think my primary characteristic is that I'm a friendly, cordial person. But I've always wished I was more edgy. Alas, I'm as edgy as a piece of bread. LOL
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Hmmm—primary characteristic. Boiling it all down to one thing, I’d say it is my directness. If you ask me, I’ll give you an answer or tell you I don’t know. I try not to be brutal or unkind, so often I opt to say nothing. But I attack problems directly; there is no finessing.

What characteristic do I wish for? I wish I was an artistic genius, oozing creativity from every pore. As it is, I am only slightly creative.
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:28 PM
 
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Hmmmóprimary characteristic. Boiling it all down to one thing, Iíd say it is my directness. If you ask me, Iíll give you an answer or tell you I donít know. I try not to be brutal or unkind, so often I opt to say nothing. But I attack problems directly; there is no finessing.

What characteristic do I wish for? I wish I was an artistic genius, oozing creativity from every pore. As it is, I am only slightly creative.

Thanks for playing. :-)


I have a creative bent too. I wish I was more talented, but then I wish I had more time to be more creative. lol
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I come off as a very confident and capable adult woman.
I wish that I were as effective as other people think I am.

I am creative. I have made some pretty cool art, including some very big projects.
I wish I were a more prolific creator. I wish I could tap into the motivation to work on art in my free time, more often.
I also wish I had the slightest ounce of musical talent, and I wish I weren't so clumsy and that I could dance. Just trying, feels like trying to run through a swimming pool to me.

I come off as adventurous.
I wish I were not so scared of risk. It has kept me from pursuing a number of dreams I have had.

I come off as extremely financially savvy and responsible.
I wish I had even better control over my spending and the ability to stay completely within my budget.

I am highly sociable, and connect very easily with new people. Everyone seems to like me.
I wish I were better at nurturing deeply bonded long term friendships, not just hundreds of fleeting, shallow connections that flash and fade.

I appear to be healthy. In some ways, I am. I have the luck of a good metabolism and I seem to be aging gracefully, and I don't have any addictions to drugs or alcohol for example.
I wish I could muster the time and energy to exercise, and I wish I weren't a smoker.

So, most of these things...I appear to have my life well in hand, and people think I'm all together and doing it right, whatever "it" is... But I feel like I could be doing more and better, and I know what I SHOULD be doing, but controlling myself and doing those things is an everyday struggle; I always feel I fall short of my potential.

Which I guess makes sense since I grew up as a little kid being told by everyone around me I had such tremendous potential but I just needed to try harder, work harder, apply myself, do more.
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:42 PM
 
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What do you consider one of your primary characteristics?
promptness.
And then, would you WISH you had another primary characteristic?
forgiveness toward those who waste my time by being late.

"Tardiness is the height of arrogance. In effect, you're saying, 'My time is more important than yours.'
Being on time is being considerate of others." Coach Dean Smith
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I consider myself a young looking and thinking 80 yr old who is quite healthy. Love it when I make people laugh, we end up laughing together. I know laughter makes everyone feel better.


What I'd would like to change:

Getting rid of walker and walking better due to arthritic joints, maybe I can achieve that more next year...with work I'm planning to do.

I too am more prompt than tardy and years ago a friend and I argued about her being always late and my being right on time...so I compromised a bit and now don't care if I'm a bit late.
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Thanks for playing. :-)


I have a creative bent too. I wish I was more talented, but then I wish I had more time to be more creative. lol
I have more time, but I am still not the creative genius I wish I was.

I think your question was interesting to think about.
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:57 PM
 
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I'm highly analytical. It's made me a prolific problem-solver. I'd give it up in a heartbeat for true self-confidence. I want to believe I can do whatever I want to do instead of only the things I've empirically observed myself doing well.


The rest of my qualities I wouldn't give up or trade, but in the name of the game:


I'm intelligent. I wish I had more interpersonal and social instincts.
I'm kind to my fellow humans. I wish I was persuasive.
I'm industrious. I wish I was attractive.
I'm conscientious. I wish I had a positive ego.
I'm musically talented. I wish I could compose or write.
I'm forgiving of others. I wish I was forgiving of myself.
I'm patient. I wish I was optimistic.
I have focus like a military-grade laser. I wish I was less rigid and more adaptable.
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:24 AM
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Location: Lancaster, SC
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I'm having a hard time thinking of a lot of good qualities of myself. I think I am forgiving and patient of others. Like others above me, I think I am creative, but I wish I were more motivated to write. I have an ungodly amount of free time on my hands, but almost nothing to show for it. I spend too much time editing and re-editing old photos when I could be writing.

A lot of folks, even my ex-wife, says I am a good listener. This isn't a quality, but I wish I had someone to talk to more.

Folks say I have a good sense of humor that can sometimes sneak up on them. Like when I tell folks I'm such a good listener only because I am hard of hearing.
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:29 AM
 
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Strength..the ability to see humor in situations.

Would delight in having assertive skills. Tired of constantly "comply.. comply...keep the peace". It's the 'is this the hill you want to die on' ..and the answer is always No.
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