Day 12 – Share a Flaw
While it can sometimes be a positive thing, I think one of my biggest flaws is how stubborn I am. I’ve always been that way (Taurus through and through). I get myself into arguments when it would be easier to walk away, I insist on doing things a certain way, I do things even if people say it’s a bad idea. I think this was most prevalent in my teenage years, where I didn’t care what anyone thought of me. Now, having to be all grown up, I have tried to reel it all in a bit and be professional. I’m learning to let things go…even arguments. Sometimes, it isn’t easy. I try to listen to people more, and take on board what they say instead of brushing it off. I’ve been burnt too many times now by people who told me something then finished it up later with “I told you so”. That being said, if I’ve been doing something for a long time and people try to tell me I’m doing it wrong…nope. Just leave me to it. You have been warned.
As I said, sometimes being stubborn has it’s advantages – it means if I want something to happen badly enough, I will make it happen no matter what. It also means that I make myself heard, which has sometimes been an issue as I’m very introverted and, up until about the end of my schooling, was very quiet and withdrawn. My stubbornness was one way I overcame this…if I was right – or rather, if someone said/did something wrong – I’d speak up. Sometimes it was the only time I’d speak at all. Thankfully I’m more outgoing now (still not enough to actually call myself ‘outgoing’ as opposed to ‘introverted’ but I’ve definitely crept up the scale a little) and I’ve learnt that what I have to say is just as valid as the next person, and that it’s okay to have the limelight sometimes, even if it’s a little daunting.