If someone asked you that question what will be your answer? While you think about it, I’ll share mine.
That question popped into my head this morning. (I think) I don’t have any special or best trait because I’m just average. Here are 2 examples why I think I’m average:
- As a primary school/junior high/senior high student, I didn’t belong to the bottom of the class but yet I didn’t belong to top student who usually actively participated in competition and won them. There were few occasions when I can get full mark. However, my performance wasn’t always consistent.
- While studying programming, I couldn’t understand instantly as my peers nor write very complex code which works efficient. I was an okay student. I can solve the problem, just took me longer to find the solution. I can write the code which still serves the purpose, but maybe not as efficient as my friends.
Generally, I’m pretty happy with what I have at that moment.
Do you think that we are brought to be modest about ourselves? That we shouldn’t confidently said that we are good at something? That there will be someone better at whatever we do, when we claim we are good at it?
Or maybe it’s just me who grew up with that value 🙂
Back to the question. My best trait is persistence. Especially when it comes to something that I like. If I can choose 2, then the second best would be self control (thanks to the fact that I’m left brain dominant). I can push myself to do something which I was worried or afraid to do (for whatever reason) :p
So, how about you? What is your best trait?
Side note: it’s been awhile I don’t have a lot of self talk with myself. I started to think that actually this blog serves as media to sort out my thought out loud. I think it’s perfectly fine to claim that we are good at something though. It’s not to brag it but to set a direction or to define what makes us different with other people. In blogging, every post has tags or keywords. Those are our tags or keywords. Kartika is associated with gadgets, technology, web development, otaku, and so on.