March 15, 2001    





What quality do you like the least in yourself?

Ha! My lack of faith in anyone or anything? My dependency on loved one(s)? Yes, I know that those things seem to contradict each other. . .which pretty much makes it worse, I think.

Karen, 21
, IA   USA

There are so many things I'd like to change in myself... right now I'm working on what comes out of my mouth. I want to be less raunchy (polite people might say that I can be "earthy") and swear less. I'm making progress, but it is slow, slow, slow...

Laura, 36
, MA    USA

My moodiness.

Cathy, 26
, ND    USA

I used to be bisexual

Melodi, 19
, OH   USA

None, I love everything about myself. Well, maybe I dislike how modest I am.  I should work on that. J/k. I don't know! I don't like my procrastination and the way I compare myself to everyone else, appearance wise.

Katie2, 18
, MI   USA

THat my appearance isn't that appealing.

Jason, 21
, NY   USA

I can be a procrastinator.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

Oooh i could go on for pages about this one. I overreact to  everything, im  hyper-emotional. I take everything personally. Im very very stubborn and opinionated.

Talia, 23
, CT   USA

I always interrupt people!!! I'm trying really hard to stop, but it's hard.

Eric, 18
Beverly Hills
, CA   USA

Heh, my therapist and I talked about it yesterday. I joked that I need a MedicAlert bracelet that says TAKES CRITICISM BADLY. I'm not exaggerating the need, unfortunately.

etoile, 20


Jill, 60

What do I like least about myself? What to pick? Well, one person at work says, or I infer from her comment, that I am a neandrethal. Most people say, with a fair degree of accuracy, that I am a loner. Well, sure, I prefer to spend my time with my dogs, writing, and reading,  but that is just the kind of guy that I am. I don't dislike that about myself, although, sometimes it makes it a little bit of a drag being me. Nevertheless, I don't dislike people, per se, but I definitely prefer animals to people (no offense). Although, I don't quite completely agree with the animals in George Orwell's animal farm: 4 legs good, 2 legs bad.

Mick, 30
, IL   USA

Uh, let me see:

I like least in myself my boringness. I mean, I wish I was wore interesting. I suppose it would be acurate to say I am like Walter Mitty, in the secret life of Walter Mitty...although, I do dream of being like Harrison Ford, or fighting aliens, or something like that. That's what keeps me clean safe and sane.

Bruno, 31
, CO   USA


Fisch, 45
, CT   USA

My tendency to worry WAY too much.

Angela, 16
, SC   USA

I am a total procrastinator. It has gotten me in a lot of trouble in college, where I am a journalism major. Suffice it to say, I miss most of my deadlines.

Jennifer, 19

I sometimes find myself judging others instead of acknowledgeing their differnces. I just hate it when I do that.

Stephanie, 25

That I am a total whimp when it comes to confronting people about problems I have with them.

Felicia, 35
, MA   USA

The fact that I don't like about myself is that I don't have enough self discipline and cannot push myself into doing thins that I need to get done.  I don't go places unless I have to. I am also a pessimist, those are the things I don't like about myself and no matter how hard I try I can't change. I have the fear of failure.

Marci, 55
, OH   USA

My uncanny ability to go from normal to asshole in 60 seconds

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

There are probably plenty of qualities that my friends would say are my worst but the quality that I like least about myself is the fact that I get so enthusiastic over everything, burn myself out quite quickly, and then am bored with the whole thing. It seems like I can never take anything slow and steady.

Reba, 51
, MD   USA

My shyness! I'm pretty shy and I wish I could be more outgoing.

Dianne, 16
Oshawa, Ontario

Oh, you mean I can only pick one thing I like least about myself.   Well, I'm afraid I have more than one thing I like least about myself. I suppose I wish I weren't so weak willed. I mean, in some things, I can be extremely wishy-washy, sickeningly weak-willed...i am trying to strengthen my proverbial backbone, but hey, it aint easy. Anyhow, I suppose that is the trait, of all the traits I dislike in myself, that I dislike most in myself.  Dishornable mentions go to: I dislike my lack of intelligence, my neandrathal ways, my oafishness, my voice, etc...lot of stuff I suppose. I have never considered myself smart, and with good reason, in most respects. I have no class/grace, anything like that, which is why I refer to myself as Lerch. Uh, I cringe at home my voice sounds, because I have heard it on tape and, when listening to it, I cringed.  I'm interested in how Bruno is going to answer this question.

Will, 30

Hmm... my temper? I dunno... I guess it would depend on what kinda mood I'm in.. I criticize the way I look a lot...

Jeremy, 13
Highlands Ranch

My lack of motivation to be nice to strangers.

Shanna, 15
Cardiff   ENGLAND

The fact that I tend to procrastinate. Which explains why I'm kinda far behind on these questions:P

Kevin M.

I think I can rationalize my shortcomings too well. . . I retreat from confrontations sometimes instead of facing an unpleasant situation. . .I can be too concerned with pleasing the people around me, leaving a good impression, even if it means I lose, what I tell myself is a little battle in a personal, bigger war. . .

mothmc, 36
Los Angeles

My uncanny ability to butt in during a conversation when someone else is talking. Annoying I know, but I am trying to be more aware of it!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City

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