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What's a talent you wish you had?

Asked by awomanscorned (11261points) May 22nd, 2011 from iPhone

I’ve always wished to be an acrobat.

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YARNLADY's avatar

Oil painting artist I would like to paint realistic landscapes, but mine look more like abstract art.

KateTheGreat's avatar

I wish I was able to be funny instead of awkward.

MilkyWay's avatar

Be able to talk a lot so I don’t run out of things to say in a conversation.

Blackberry's avatar

Exceptional mathematics skills. It seems like if you have that, then you’re bound to be successful.

marinelife's avatar

I would have loved to be a good figure skater.

mazingerz88's avatar

Play jazz guitar. And oh yeah, seducing women.

KateTheGreat's avatar

@mazingerz88 already knows how to seduce women. Don’t let him fool you! hahaha.

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KateTheGreat's avatar

@noelleptc With a megaphone AND a monocle. Can’t forget the monocle.

Bellatrix's avatar

I want to play the guitar.

Oh and be a brilliant photographer.

ColoradoMom's avatar

I wish I was a better writier and storyteller. I really would like to be a novelist.

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KateTheGreat's avatar

@noelleptc I’ll tell my mother to fix some safari clothing for us!

Kardamom's avatar

I would love to be able to play the bagpipes and a banjo.

Not just a honk and a pluck, but to really be able to have some mastery on those instruments.

If I could get through “Scotland the Brave” and “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” then I would feel like I was an accomplished musician on those two instruments.

Axemusica's avatar

Not to sound like I have a massive ego, but I already think I’m a pretty talented individual at many things & I’m sure many friends would agree. So that means this question is a tough one for me…...

So I have a couple. First I wish I was a smooth talker. Like one of those salesmen you just can’t resist listening to or a guy that’s able to pick up on any lady he wishes. When you talk smooth people seem to follow and support.
Also, Ninja abilities, lol. Like being able to scale buildings with ease and move stealthy through a forest filled with crunchy leaves. That would be awesome, :).
That’s all I can think of right now.

Cruiser's avatar

Draw or paint and play the harmonica while riding a unicycle.

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lonelydragon's avatar

I wish I was charismatic. I’d love to be one of those people who always has something interesting to say and can always convince others of his/her point of view.

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KateTheGreat's avatar

@noelleptc Don’t worry, major boobage will be showing. Hahahaha.

chyna's avatar

I have absolutely no talent. None whatsoever. So any talent in any field, even just a smidgen, would be greatly appreciated.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Roman-Greco wrestling.

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DominicX's avatar

I wish I could compose music or play an instrument very well (particularly the piano).

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@noelleptc I have! Butt,I need to WIN! XD

SavoirFaire's avatar

Most people are posting skills, not talents.

I wish I had an eidetic memory. Failing that, I’d take mutant powers (but only one of the cool ones).

More realistically, double jointedness would be nice.

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SavoirFaire's avatar

Talents = innate; skills = learned.

(Obviously, I was born with a talent for pedantry.)

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Jaxk's avatar

I’d give my left arm to be ambidextrous.

SavoirFaire's avatar

“PEDANT—A man who likes his statements to be true.”
—Bertrand Russell

Or if you prefer, here is the dictionary’s side of the story.

Axemusica's avatar

@SavoirFaire I so want to debate with you about talent ≠ skill, but alas I’m really bad at explanations.

I thought of another! I wish I could express myself better… is that a talent or a trait or is a trait a talent? lol

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FutureMemory's avatar

Play guitar.

TexasDude's avatar

I’m with @Blackberry… I wish I had math skills.

I also wouldn’t mind being able to sing well.

filmfann's avatar

If I could draw, I would write comic books, or comic strips.
If I could sing, I would be in a band.
If I could play a musical instrument well, I would be in a band.

I can’t, so I work my stable, boring job. I recognize my inabilities as a blessing.

wundayatta's avatar

I wish I didn’t care. I wish I could trample on other people’s feelings.

OpryLeigh's avatar

I wish I was a better dancer or a painter/artist.

ucme's avatar

I would love to be able to play the piano. I mean well that is, not like at present. I’m completely tone deaf, or so it seems.

Pele's avatar

I have lots of talents, but it would be nice to be an escape artist. To dislocate my shoulder and stuff, like Houdini. That would be sick.

Berserker's avatar

I really wish I could do martial arts. Something brutal like Muay Thai Kickboxing, or something deadly and fancy like Jeet kune do. But I’ve scrapped my health at this point, my leg would probbaly break off if I tried to kick something. I also wish I could sing, or play an electric guitar.

mattbrowne's avatar

Putting my fingers on my lips to create loud whistles.

28lorelei's avatar

I wish I had omniscience and eidetic memory, not to mention the ability to transform into anything! And for those of you who have read the Hitchhiker’s guide, I know this isn’t exactly a talent but I wish I had a babel fish.
Of course, if that’s too unrealistic, I wish I could speak Chinese better.

kimchi's avatar

Duh, to be a ninja.

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