Without enthusiasm, virtue functions not at all, and vice only poorly
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960~
Virtues are what we are proud of and like to talk about while Vices, if acknowledged at all to begin with, are usually brushed under the carpet. I like to keep both, my Virtues and Vices in check, even update some occasionally, as it is wise and even fun to know your strengths and let your weaknesses work for you and not against you.
To begin with, I am terribly impatient, hyper even, though my calm visage makes that difficult for many to believe. Being impatient means I like to get most things done myself, and get them done now! And that is how I do things, multitasking away in top speed, and ‘efficiently’ as others think!
It doesn’t help that I am borderline OCD as well, so every morning I can be found whizzing around the house getting it organized as I can’t write until the house is neat as a pin.
I am always Online, is what you’ll find my family complaining, and I agree with it. Being online keeps me in touch with them, and in touch with happenings around the world, Google is my best friend and answers all that I want to know, which is why you’ll hardly find me annoying people with constant queries.
I am often told I come across as intimidating and/or arrogant. When I was younger these adjectives hurt, and I tried to dispel the notion to whoever had them. But with each passing year I feel more comfortable being called intimidating and /or arrogant as it keeps the riff raff away. People can think what they wish to, I know my truth and seek no validation for it.
And if you haven’t realized it yet, I am painfully honest! No, not brutally honest but painfully so. Because being honest causes me the most pain! * add guffaw here *
So, what are the vices you are thankful for?