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What Personality Trait Would you Adopt?

Have you ever wished you had a specific character trait that one of your best friends has that you lack? Is she calm as a cucumber under pressure and you are a nervous Nelly when the going gets tough? Or does your brother have a knack at reading people where you are more trusting? Since we can't have it all, if you could adopt one personality trait from a family member or friend, do tell, what trait would you take on as your own, and from whom?


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lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
i need to not "put it all out there" so much. i heard a recording of myself and i sounded like an explosion of words when i really meant to be mildly interested. (omfg yes! vs. that might be sort of fun.)
demeter demeter 10 years
I want to be more outgoing.
kendallina kendallina 10 years
I wish I was more assertive and/or charismatic.
andaman andaman 10 years
I hope I have inherited her big heart though. She has always said 'the more you give the more you will gain'. That's always been true with me. She is my hero man!
andaman andaman 10 years
My mum was so poised, everyone around her commented on that aspect of her persona, I wish I could be more still. Her manners were so impeccable, something which I don't think I have inherited fully. She was strong because she was so flexible and in control. I am the complete opposite and I can see why sometimes being able to adjust doesn't mean you are weak.
SFKitkat SFKitkat 10 years
I wish I could tell great stories or jokes...I have some awesome ones, but I always manage to eff up the punch line or make the story sound boring (when it absolutely isn't)'s a quality that my ex had that I really liked
SeaFoamGreen215 SeaFoamGreen215 10 years
i stress too much, worry, and get nervous in front of people. i wish i was cool and confident.
miss-britt miss-britt 10 years
i 100% can agree with you calibabi. I soooo wish i was more outgoing like my sister. I'm very outgoing with my friends when i can be very shy with anyone i first meet. And also be able to speak publicly naturally without being nervous and having to write a speech.
brookrene brookrene 10 years
I would want to be funny. Making people laugh and telling good stories is just not my forte.
missnomi missnomi 10 years
I would want to have the talent my friend K has: to see the humour in everything, and tell wittily about it.
Marci Marci 10 years
I wish I was bolder; less afraid of new things.
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
I wish I was more courageous. I tend to over analyze and think about things possibly going wrong. I could be living a more exciting life if I wasn't so worried all the time.
a-gentle-rain a-gentle-rain 10 years
You guys make me feel so much better. :) I suck at talking to people I don't know very well (a friend basically once summed it up by saying it really was because I don't care abotu your cat or you summer and I really would rather not talk to you anyway. completely true :rotfl: she gets me). I wish it wasn't so hard for me to do.
BKNYGal BKNYGal 10 years
I'd like to be all of the above... =)
bookgirl bookgirl 10 years
I would like to be more assertive, I tend to let certain people walk all over me-like my boss, and some family members.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 10 years
I'd love to be more decisive.
calibabi calibabi 10 years
i wish i was more outgoing. i tend to close up in new or uncomfortable people that i first meet don't know that i really am a fun, crazy girl! they think i'm the "quiet one" (which, out of all my friends, that is the least likely thing that i would be called!). it just takes a while for me to warm up to people. oh, and i also wish i had more patience!!!
partysugar partysugar 10 years
I wish I had more patience as well. And Yumsugar is so direct and calm and I wish I was more like her sometimes.
vmruby vmruby 10 years
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 10 years
Definitely patience and calmness, like pinupsweetheart ... I have a temper and I get stressed really easily!
martini-queenie martini-queenie 10 years
So many of my friends are better at biting their tongues! I really need to learn that not everyone is interested in my opinion.
emisaurusrex emisaurusrex 10 years
Mine is the same as jhuck's. My boyfriend is great at talking to strangers and new people. I really wish that I was too, but I tend to clam up and have a hard time thinking of things to say.
jhuck jhuck 10 years
I wish I was able to chat in person better with new people. Sometimes I find myself at a loss of things to say because I don't know them, and all the standard where you from type questions get boring.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
I worry too much. I wish I could take the trait of my grandfather so is always calm and patient.
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