Wednesday, March 11, 2009

4,000 Questions - #9: Personality

What is this rock, and how did it get in my garden? And who's been raking the gravel...??
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Question #9: What one personality trait would you like to have?

This is something I've actually thought about often. I think about it any time I see someone who is calmly even-tempered in just about any circumstance. That's the trait I'd most like to have.

I'm not sure how they do it, really...people with this type of personality just don't seem to get ruffled no matter what's happening. They are still happy, sad, concerned, compassionate - they just don't ever "lose it" over situations.

This seems like a desirable attribute because it must make life so much easier to manage...for both yourself and those around you. And, it probably wreaks a lot less havoc on the nerves! I'm working on learning this, but it definitely doesn't come to me naturally.

What personality trait would you like to have?
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3 comments:

Kelly said...

I think that would be an excellent trait to have. I *need* that one.

I think what I would love, and have often tried to foster is the trait of optimism. People who can see the good in any situation, who appreciate what they have no matter how meagre, who just seem so darn happy because everything is right with them...they are the people I envy most. It's probably my polar opposite, but it can't hurt to try to obtain that attribute, can it?

Leni Grace said...

Cool temperment and Optimism are both great traits to have.

Mine would be to be conscietious (Conscientiousness - a tendency to show self-discipline, act dutifully, and aim for achievement; planned rather than spontaneous behavior). I don't have self-discipline. I'm a born procrastinator...

Loveanewidea said...

Kelly-
Funny...I already picture you as optimisic. You must have glimmerings of it somewhere inside...it comes out in your writing, blog look and layout!

Leni Grace-
Thank you for visiting, following AND commenting!! It's so interesting how we look longingly on the traits that others have. I wonder if they're thinking the same things about our traits when they look at us?

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