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11. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

You possibly know that you are unique, but do you know which qualities make you a standout?

My husband says my temper is one-of-a-kind hahaha but seriously, I like the fact that I am the least judgemental person I know. Maybe thats why all my friends end up telling me the deepest darkest secrets, they know I wont judge them and their secrets are safe. :) But on the other hand, yes, my short fuse is always well known in my circle of family and friends. Although it is only when I am pushed...

Most of all, my hidden one-of-a-kind trait is being compassionate. I dont share with people what I do on my spare time for others or animals. I think part of the trait is to keep it humble and not expect a pat in the back for doing so. (then what the heck am I saying this for here????)

Seriously Wocca, stop being facetious, what is your one-of-a-kind trait?

12. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

I used to be. I've started to fall into the ranks of the "average" person though. I'm trying to get back to my old self......but it's very difficult.

13. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I was being facetious, tway

Wocca, I really was wondering, though - does being shy stand out, or does it go largely ignored? I've never thought of it that way. But, no, I didn't think you were anything remotely close to introverted... ;)

I'm not sure how to answer the question. We all have our unique traits, but I think very few of us have that big "thing" which makes us stand out above the rest - like being particularly loud, or prone to singing in public, or having incredible hair, or being cross-eyed or something. Unless you're a celebrity, of course, and your hype is your one-of-a-kindness.

For the most part, there's little to set us hugely apart at the "macro" level.

14. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

"...Seriously Wocca, stop being facetious, what is your one-of-a-kind trait?..."

I'll get back to you on that one, Anne

15. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

"...Wocca, I really was wondering, though - does being shy stand out, or does it go largely ignored? I've never thought of it that way..."

Nobody really notices a self-effacing wallflower, though if you have a reputation for being a "wet blanket", "party-pooper", or "kill joy"... then you could stand out as being just negative & boring.

16. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Quoting areinstein

"...Seriously Wocca, stop being facetious, what is your one-of-a-kind trait?..."

I'll get back to you on that one, Anne

In order to give a very objective response, I sought comments from students & a very experienced colleague.

The quality that makes me stand out most is ... friendliness
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Next is organisational skills.

17. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

I'm told I'm the reliable one - the mother, confidant, therapist, advisor and the one who will always be truthful to you (like it or not). I'm also the most liberal and adventurous person they know. I'm stepping back from some of those roles and it's making others a bit uncomfortable. They'll get over it .

18. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Nobody really notices a self-effacing wallflower, though if you have a reputation for being a "wet blanket", "party-pooper", or "kill joy"... then you could stand out as being just negative & boring.

It's funny how many people here in the forums admit to being shy/reserved/awkward/nervous and so on, yet their opinions are expressed loud and clear in writing and they make themselves "remembered". Is it from feeling "safe" in relative anonymity, or from feeling like they can choose how and when to express their thoughts?

I guess I just don't like the term "wallflower", because it sounds like a person has nothing to say when that may not in fact be the case.

19. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

i checked with a few friends and i'm the agony aunt , psycoanalyst...... emmmmmmm and one guy said something that showed him my violent side ..

20. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member 355 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

I guess I just don't like the term "wallflower", because it sounds like a person has nothing to say when that may not in fact be the case.

It might be the case of a nicely colorful "wallflower"!!