#BEDM Day 24: If I Have a Fault…
Your top 3 worst traits
A lot of this has already been covered in my previous posts so this may seem like I’m rehashing old material, but here goes:
1: Laziness, or at least a lack of self-motivation
Laziness is why I don’t have a degree, or a better job. I just most of the time cannot be arsed to do things that I don’t really want to do. Even things I really do want to do I sometimes end up not doing because I get caught up reading something on the internet and never get started.
Oh I can be an insufferable prick sometimes. I automatically assume I know more than anyone else about anything I happen to be talking about, even if I only heard about the subject half an hour ago. also, my brain sometimes forgets that other people are actually, like, people, with their own custom version of my operating system inside their heads, instead of just highly advanced robots designed to get in my way and ask me stupid questions.
I hate meeting and talking to new people in a real-world, social setting. I have absolutely no problem with it at work, where I have talked with senior business leadership, regional management and other luminaries, absolutely without qualms. But if someone so much as asks me out for coffee without me having spent a fair whack of time chatting to them online and become invested in them then I just go “urk” and cack-handedly dodge the offer. Point 1 also figures largely in this, because unless I really want to meet someone I just can’t be arsed with them. Over time this has caused me to miss out on more action than I care to think about.