Daily Archives: August 31, 2010

My 10 Best Qualities

Hmmmmph. Let’s all be arrogant, conceited, ego-centric pin heads today, shall we? Like we have to be when we hand in a resume, because if we’re brutally honest no one will ever hire us.

And my motivation for answering this prompt will be what exactly? “A little gloating is in order”? WHY?  Is a list of all my endearing qualities going to be blindly accepted by people who will suddenly love me MORE?  Well, okay then. Let’s get ‘er done.

Optimism
Optimism (Photo credit: hynkle)

Being SINCERE
Because even when I’m being sarcastic, I really, really mean it.

Being a DAYDREAMER
The fact that I can quietly zone out completely at any given moment makes me appear to be thoughtful and imaginative, rather than merely bored to death.

Being CREATIVE
This is the label I give to myself when I am completely zoned out (see above) and performing various artistic tasks at the same time. It’s the process that’s important here, never mind the results.

Being EASYGOING
It is always good to stay calm and relaxed. You can call it being lazy if you want to, I’m perfectly fine with that.

Being KIND, CARING, and CONSIDERATE
These are especially admirable qualities to have when you deal with the public on a daily basis, and are excellent ones to fake when you feel like being the exact opposite.

Being OPEN-MINDED
Sometimes I am SO open-minded that new ideas and concepts just whoosh themselves right on through my brain leaving no lasting impression. I do try to be flexible and embrace change. This ties in with the laziness thing as well, since resistance to change often requires a certain amount of effort.

Being ABLE TO KEEP A SECRET
Please refer to number 6, where things I hear do not necessarily lodge themselves in my mind for long periods of time.

Being DEVOTED TO MY FAMILY
Because friends may come and go, but relatives you’re kind of stuck with.

Being POSITIVE AND OPTIMISTIC
Goodwill is a lovely thing to practice, even when it’s not Christmas. Being funny is good, being fun-loving is even better. Being able to kick yourself in the ass when you’re not being either one of those things is a priceless gift.

Being YOUNG AT HEART
Because always being mature is highly over-rated. My job description suggests that I should act like a grown up all day long. My heart tells me that life is too short to spend it taking myself so seriously 24/7. So I allow myself to play. I give myself permission to be as happy as a child.

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