Raver suggested that I start a type me thread so here goes. Thanks for reading this post, folks. I am sorry that I couldnít make it shorter.
STRONGEST AREA: Helping other people with my ideas. I take an optimistic approach and try to encourage people in finding creative solutions to their problems: anything from the best career choice based on their aptitudes, to finding the right plant for a shady spot in the yard, to the fastest way to get from point A to point B on a trip. Then I want THEM to carry out the solution. I donít necessarily want to help them with the implementation. (I always have ideas swirling around in my brain. Sometimes I canít get to sleep because I canít shut my brain off.)
WEAKEST AREA: Procrastinating. Sometimes I delay starting projects because I canít figure out the best approach. Sometimes I delay because of inertia. When the deadline gets impossibly close, I can churn out the work and get the job done on time. But I usually feel disappointed about things I had to leave out due to lack of time.
Respect. I think good manners are a way to show respect to people. I dislike harshness and try never to be harsh myself. It is hard for me to watch other people being disrespected.
Humor. Why be grim?
Efficiency. But I fear that I am not very efficient.
Solitude. I am very friendly and I like people, but I also like being alone. I love driving while listening to music, gardening, reading (biographies and history.)
Beautiful, clean homes. Yet I hate housework and am very unorganized, so my house is frequently untidy. It is a huge undertaking to get my house ready for a party so that I will be satisfied with it, but I make myself do it. Sigh.
Conversations that focus on peopleís health and comfort. I donít want to hear people talk about it and I donít talk about mine.
Caretaking. I am ok at it but I prefer it when people take care of themselves.
Gossip and social drama. I do love the drama inherent in athletic competitions, however.
Thanks for your help!