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If life is a never ending story and we're all characters in it, what are your character flaws?

Mine? First of all, I'm an introvert who doesn't like being around people or large crowds. Because of this, I have a hard time talking to people. I also have trust issues to due someone I put my trust in seriously betraying me in the worst possible way years ago. Because of my experiences, I have become seriously cynical about people and have a hard time letting go and tend to hold grudges.

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May I list them?

My mother was physically violent, and from 6 onward I had to physically remove her from my sister.

I have little trust in anyone and I am incredibly uncomfortable with any physical contact. People have really tried to overcome it, but I cannot.

That's it, have fun
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May I list them?

My mother was physically violent, and from 6 onward I had to physically remove her from my sister.

I have little trust in anyone and I am incredibly uncomfortable with any physical contact. People have really tried to overcome it, but I cannot.

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Those aren't flaws Chin.

Just survival instincts. x
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Don't need no flaw.

Do have some hankerin' for a Grace.



Yes, yes - I went there.
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Those aren't flaws Chin.

Just survival instincts. x
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Originally Posted by DwayneA View Post
If life is a never ending story and we're all characters in it, what are your character flaws?

Mine? First of all, I'm an introvert who doesn't like being around people or large crowds. Because of this, I have a hard time talking to people. I also have trust issues to due someone I put my trust in seriously betraying me in the worst possible way years ago. Because of my experiences, I have become seriously cynical about people and have a hard time letting go and tend to hold grudges.

"No matter how good you are to your homies one of them will become a buster."

Thus spaketh the Nazerene.
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flaws did you say???
only flatter if that is ok.
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Originally Posted by Chinspinner View Post
May I list them?

My mother was physically violent, and from 6 onward I had to physically remove her from my sister.

I have little trust in anyone and I am incredibly uncomfortable with any physical contact. People have really tried to overcome it, but I cannot.

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You did not??? did you??
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Don't need no flaw.

Do have some hankerin' for a Grace.



Yes, yes - I went there.

You're getting the hang of us Brits now, aren't you Nick? Scrumptious man.
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You did not??? did you??
Oddly enough I remember at about 12 that I told her that if she ever touched my sister again I would punch her in the face. She broke down crying pretending she could not help it, or some such shit, I had never wanted to hurt her more.
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Oddly enough I remember at about 12 that I told her that if she ever touched my sister again I would punch her in the face. She broke down crying pretending she could not help it, or some such shit, I had never wanted to hurt her more.
And the worst part is how my dad chose to ignore it. weak. weak.
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And the worst part is how my dad chose to ignore it. weak. weak.
Is she still the same now?
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Is she still the same now?
No, old and weak and in denial, which annoys my sister beyond measure.
I can forgive her to a degree. But I was sat in a car with her and my dad, where I mentioned that a mate of mine had had furniture throne at him by his wife, my mother said, genuinely... "what is wrong with that.."

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I lost it, and said, "how fucking dare you", my dad then gave me that look of "please don't" so I stopped.
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No, old and weak and in denial, which annoys my sister beyond measure.
I can forgive her to a degree. But I was sat in a car with her and my dad, were I mentioned that a mate of mine had had furniture throne at him by his wife, my mother said, genuinely... "what is wrong with that.."
Re-written your childhood in her head in a way that makes you and your sister disturbed and her a misunderstood martyr?
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Re-written your childhood in her head in a way that makes you and your sister disturbed and her a misunderstood martyr?
No, I would agree if it was me, but it was not me. It was my sister.
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No, I would agree if it was me, but it was not me. It was my sister.
Oh sorry, I misunderstood, nvm
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Are you and your sister close? (If it's ok to ask)

Must be good for her to have you to talk to.
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Originally Posted by Grace Gabriel View Post
Are you and your sister close? (If it's ok to ask)

Must be good for her to have you to talk to.
We are very close, she is 4 years older but she also relied on me to physically throw my mother off her.
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("...an aversion to physical contact is hardly a flaw in one's character where surely now it's a personal choice that one wants of oneself, and how one wants to live too..." suggested the goblin adding "...me, I'm the exact opposite though, my flaw is that I now crave physical contact today, for example I'd like to slow dance with a woman who in her turn just wants all that intimacy of it, no not even sex, nor my buying it from her neither, just real contact, connection, and skinship too, why, because I'm fed up with this rejection, and fear that in reaction to longterm rejection I'll succumb to those sour grapes of narcissism that grow sweet in their maturing though...")

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Originally Posted by Chinspinner View Post
May I list them?

My mother was physically violent, and from 6 onward I had to physically remove her from my sister.

I have little trust in anyone and I am incredibly uncomfortable with any physical contact. People have really tried to overcome it, but I cannot.

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I had a mother like that. My sympathies.
But I can't imagine a six year old physically removing a full grown woman.
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Originally Posted by Chinspinner View Post
And the worst part is how my dad chose to ignore it. weak. weak.
That does not help. What did she do that was bad?
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I tend to procrastinate, often because of irrational perfectionism or I will endlessly fiddle with things for the same reason. I engage in excessive reverie. I sometimes pretend I'm paying attention when I'm not. I'm often impatient. I get crabby when forced to listen to other people's music. I get annoyed by clutter and when things I've organized are put out of order. I steal my wife's low calorie ice cream bars.

I think that does it for now.
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I will wait twenty-eight days to start a project which should take two weeks, and I have a month to complete.

By the time I begin, everyone is in a panic, people have made alternative plans, and everything is in an uproar, but by the time I begin, I have the whole thing in my head, and I bring it in by deadline.

Some people see this as a flaw.
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Did not Phillip Larkin warn us mere mortals against reproduction!
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Did not Phillip Larkin warn us mere mortals against reproduction!
Philip Larkin was a serious guy.
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I will wait twenty-eight days to start a project which should take two weeks, and I have a month to complete.

By the time I begin, everyone is in a panic, people have made alternative plans, and everything is in an uproar, but by the time I begin, I have the whole thing in my head, and I bring it in by deadline.

Some people see this as a flaw.
I do more or less the same thing. I never knew why, until someone suggested that I was subconsciously afraid I'd screw it up or the client wouldn't be happy.

It didn't make any sense at first, because that just doesn't happen, at least not in way that can't be resolved. Then I really thought through it, and decided it was probably true. It's not because I'm lazy or that I don't mostly enjoy the process.

The thing is, now the habit is so ingrained; I'm addicted to the adrenaline and a certain amount of panic. If I try to start early, I just spin my wheels or I just keep fiddling with it past the point that it does any good.

The good thing is, this all goes on behind the scenes; people have no idea how much work I've done or haven't done...
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That's the thing: it may not look like anything's started, but during that twenty-eight days I'll have gotten all my "ducks in line," so to speak, and when I begin it all goes click, click, and people are amazed at how quickly it all comes together.

The funny thing is, people I've known and worked with for years still panic, even though they know how I work, and know it will come in on time, and done right.
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That's the thing: it may not look like anything's started, but during that twenty-eight days I'll have gotten all my "ducks in line," so to speak, and when I begin it all goes click, click, and people are amazed at how quickly it all comes together
Oh, yeah. That's the one thing I do right away; make sure I have everything I need and all the information to do the job. Because I'd look like an ass and cause panic if I asked for something at the last minute. I also go ahead and wrap my head around things and start thinking it through. Even though I procrastinate as long as possible, I don't go into it cold.
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I'll have gotten all my "ducks in line," so to speak, and when I begin it all goes click, click

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Wouldn't it all go quack, quack?, so to speak?
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