You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch

#351: What is your least favourite personal quality in others? Extra points for sharing your least favourite personal quality in yourself.

I’d have to say some peoples inability to be organised. Some would say that I am borderline OCD when it comes to being organised but I can’t help it. I like to always know what’s happening and when, so that I can be as best prepared as possible. I hate hiccups in plans. Plus, I always think, if there are things you can do that will make things a lot smoother, then why wouldn’t you?! Just seems daft.

My least favourite personal quality in myself… the fact that I give into procrastination more often than I should when it comes to life admin!

Sad but true

#295: Tell us about the harshest, most difficult to hear — but accurate — criticism you’ve ever gotten. Does it still apply?

I can’t say I’ve ever been scarred by someones comments but I vaguely remember an ex telling me that I’m too controlling (as they always tend to fall back on), but I guess their assumption stems from my OCD tendencies to organise and simply wanting to make things (that are of course influenceable) as perfect as possible. I guess it still applies today because if there’s a way of making something easier in the future by planning/organising now, I will of course do it – it makes perfect sense to me! And if I think this could benefit someone else, I would encourage them to do so – it’s up to them whether they take my advice, I wouldn’t force people into things. I do remember consciously thinking about everything I said or did after receiving that comment, but this was over three/four years ago now so I’ve learnt not to let it bother me – plus every group needs an organiser right?

Imperfection

#100: Imperfections — in things, in people, in places — add character to life. Tell us about an imperfection that you cherish.

I cherish my imperfect OCD behaviour when it comes to planning and organisation. I’ve discovered that if I am given an event to organise (regardless of whether it be for work or family/friends), I live, eat, breathe and sleep everything about the event! I am always driven to make sure that everything that can be organised, is organised ahead of the event, so that nothing goes wrong upon set up or during the event. In my eyes, everything has to be perfect!

The reason I have classed it as an imperfection, is purely because others can sometimes find it irritating just HOW organised I am and how far I plan ahead! I’ve always said that I’d rather be organised and early for everything as opposed to flustered and running late.