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Things you least like about yourself

  • 15-02-2023 4:43pm
    Registered Users Posts: 13,505 ✭✭✭✭

    I wish I was handy at DIY, I’m just not talented that way and really disappoint myself when I fail to carry out little jobs to a standard I’d like, I think it’s something people are born with as I will study the theory of it but fall well short at the practical



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,126 ✭✭✭SuperBowserWorld

    Just takes practice, time and a willingness to make and learn from your mistakes. Plus somethings are just best left to a good professional.

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,863 Mod ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,863 Mod ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh

    I make really bad lifestyle/health choices and I'm not prepared to put in the effort to change them.

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    Awful worrier.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,874 ✭✭✭eggy81

    Procrastination king

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,505 ✭✭✭✭Mad_maxx

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,711 ✭✭✭✭Earthhorse

    Sorry to hear that. :(

    If you ever need advice I can teach you how to get really good at worrying.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,670 ✭✭✭✭rob316

    As someone who is non stop at DIY for myself and family. About 70% of the job is having decent and correct tools, then its just experience.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,680 ✭✭✭Gregor Samsa

    I vacillate a lot.

    Edit: Actually, I don't really.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Very good at putting stuff off. I like to joke that people only have to ask me to do something twice.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,448 ✭✭✭PommieBast

    Being single.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,283 ✭✭✭✭Dial Hard

    I'm a fundamentally lazy person. Would happily never work again if I didn't have to.

    Far more judgmental than I'd like.

    Get very frustrated when people don't grasp concepts I find simple as quickly as I think they should.

    I'm also *ridiculously* impatient. And I HATE repeating myself.

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,863 Mod ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh

    I think I'm the opposite of all those points, except the first. I'm very lazy by nature, but do enjoy getting stuck into things once I do/if push through the inertia barrier.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,339 ✭✭✭corner of hells

    I have a short span of atten.....

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,091 ✭✭✭✭Leg End Reject

    Procrastination and laziness, not easy bedfellows.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,012 ✭✭✭Mister Vain

    My arse. It's as flat as a witches tit.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,242 ✭✭✭✭banie01

    My work style, it's a very definite form of procrastinating.

    My quality of work is high, I've never overrun a deadline. I just don't have a healthy work style, in that a normal work flow would be to work as you go and prioritise high value jobs.

    Whereas for me? Well, I tend to let work accumulate until I think there's enough to keep me busy for a full day and then blaze into it.

    The mad thing is, prior to my retiring. My output was consistently high in both volume and quality. But my work would usually be compressed into just 2 or 2 and ½ days a week.

    I've been professionally successful and it has allowed me a great degree of security in my personal life. I just wish I worked a tad smarter and managed my time better when I was working.

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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,863 Mod ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh

    I think this is fairly normal for a lot of people. I tend to get into "the zone" for a couple of hours, then take breaks and mow through some less mind consuming tasks. Nobody can function at the same rate for 40 hours a week.

    And I'm talking about office/computer work. Obviously different for front line staff. I just could not do that!

  • Registered Users Posts: 900 ✭✭✭Burt Renaults

    My attention span is very

  • Registered Users Posts: 423 ✭✭Goodigal

    Overthinker of the highest order!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,724 ✭✭✭sporina

    I can't quit smoking

  • Registered Users Posts: 638 ✭✭✭gary550

    I don't reciprocate with concern or affection in conversation

    If someone said "I was really sick last week" or "I hurt this or that" I tend to brush over it unconsciously and then kick myself a hour later when I realise that I didn't acknowledge it or ask them how they are now.

    It's not that I don't care but I just never defaulted to being able to conversate with sincerity like a lot of people do naturally, I have to really think about it. Same if someone ask how my weekend went I usually just answer but rarely reciprocate with the same question for them.

    Something I need to change for sure but it's awful difficult when it's just how I am as default!

  • Registered Users Posts: 50,893 ✭✭✭✭tayto lover

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,366 Mod ✭✭✭✭JupiterKid

    Let’s see...

    I’m a smoker and really want to give it up now.

    I tend to be very impatient which is a terrible trait.

    Procrastination - I tend to put certain things off and then when the deadline looms, get stuck in and work fast.

    Much more judgmental of others than I would like to be.

    I very often find it difficult to switch off and relax - and I’m a worrier too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,907 ✭✭✭✭Esel

    Short atten

    Not your ornery onager

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,407 ✭✭✭Sgt Hartman

    I'm too nice for my own good and it has led to some nasty people taking advantage of me in the past. I also tend to take things extremely personally at times. For example, an arrogant senior work colleague moaned at me two weeks ago in work because I quickly checked something on my phone. He never says anything when there's anyone else spending lots of time on their phone. As a result I unfriended him on Facebook and completely blank him when I see him now. I shouldn't have checked my phone but I felt I was being singled out by him because I'm not as "well established" in the place as some of my other longer serving colleagues.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,874 ✭✭✭eggy81

    I’ve noticed that at times about myself. It’s like it’s hard to be present or something when dealing with people. I tend to be miles away a lot of the time not really registering all that happening around me. In work it doesn’t happen. It’s like my mind has a different mode for work where procrastination and all the other spacing out don’t happen. I suppose I’ve coached it out of myself over the years due to necessity to function well in work. But outside of work I’m a spacer.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,670 ✭✭✭✭rob316

    I am all or nothing in my work and life, basically if something was going to take me 6 months to do I will apply myself to that while everything else in my life falls to the wayside and goes to ****.

    Another example would be my wife would say "would ya clean the kitchen floor and give it a tidy", instead I will pull out every cupboard, rearrange everything, dump anything not used or been eaten. The original think that was asked of me is never done as I get bored of what I was doing.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,922 ✭✭✭✭Purple Mountain

    As a poster said above, I am also far too nice for my own good.

    Have allowed some people liberties rather than saying fcuk off.

    Thankfully as I get older I'm getting less patient/sucked in.

    I'm starting to put myself first a bit more and just say no.

    I'd never turn down a genuine friend or family member but I need to shed the fixer/mammy gene I have fully.

    To thine own self be true

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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    I wouldn't say there are things about myself that I don't like because they are part of me and I like all of me. Certainly their are aspects that can be troublesome.

    I worry. Worry worry worry and if there isn't anything to worry about I will find it. I do have my poor husband mithered with my 'but what if that happens' and 'what if that doesn't happen'.

    I think deeply about other people. While I try to take what's said or done, or not said or done, at face value I can't help but dig underneath. It can cause me to make assumptions.

    My intuition is finely tuned to disturbances in others. It can be burdensome. If you aren't in a good place I'll know. Energies can be powerful.

    I have these expectations of others. If feel they have no integrity then I'll think less of them. The problem is that my measurement can be unreasonable. For example, if you bitch about people to me and make it clear you want no part of them, but next thing there you are nice and cosy with that group. Well my respect for you is gone.

    However I do think people's minds can change and you might find yourself in a different place within yourself and maybe wanting to give those connections another shot.

    Laziness and procrastination are problems for me. I'm a bit better but they can trip me up.

    A sort of hole from grief. Or maybe not so much a hole as a missing bit somewhere. A mammy shaped bit. Wavy black hair, pink lipstick, long green coat, flowery perfume, Max Factor makeup, yellow jumper. I wish that wasn't there.