Friday, May 24, 2013

Everyday in May: My 3 Worste Traits

Again, for lack of time, I'm going to do a simple list for this post. I'm also going to catch up with comments over the weekend. I'm just too busy to be able to get to it during weekdays. Today's prompt is: "Your top 3 worst traits."

By far, my worst trait is that I obsess over mistakes I make. I've been working on this, but it's difficult to train your brain not to do something it has done for so long. I think the problem started in fifth grade, when I was bullied by a teacher and made into a class scapegoat. That really messed with my brain, and I still have trouble letting go after all this time. Whenever I make a mistake, I will replay it in my brain over and over and over again.

My second worst trait is that I tend to focus on something until it's finished, even if it's to the detriment of my health. This is especially a problem if it is an idea that I really care about. I just can't stop working on it, and I have trouble sleeping, exercising, and even eating when I'm really deeply focused on something.

Lastly, I'm way too emotional at times. I guess this could be though of as a good thing, but sometimes I really hate it. It's especially embarrassing when I start full-on sobbing about some sad thing on the news while I'm around other people who are apparently completely uncaring and heartless. And if it's really sad, it's impossible to turn it off. I just keep going with the waterworks while people look at me weird.

4 comments:

  1. You sound passionate to me. And this teacher sees nothing wrong with passion.:)

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  2. You are one passionate person continually pushing yourself to get the best possible out of yourself. :)
    But please don't overlook your health :)

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  3. They don't sound that bad. I tend to have tunnel vision when I'm working too. Most of the time it helps a great deal.

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