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What is something you're pretty good at, but actually don't enjoy doing?

Asked by Nimis (13255points) October 6th, 2011

I don’t mean paying the bills on time or scaring little children.
More along the lines of how skill/talent don’t always a good career (or hobby) make.

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njnyjobs's avatar

would uninhibited, unbridled sex considerable?

GabrielsLamb's avatar

I am an excellent sales person. But that being said, I hate taking advantage of people so, I don’t do it as a career.

But I could sell tenticles to an octopod.

YARNLADY's avatar

Doing laundry.

SavoirFaire's avatar

Mathematics. I was an advanced mathematics student in middle school and high school, and one teacher encouraged me to major in mathematics (which definitely opens up a number of career options), but I was never into it enough to join the math team or really get into calculus.

I’ve been known to solve problems for the fun of it, but it’s not something I could sustain an interest in day after day as either a hobby or a career. I like mathematics more as an exercise in logic (which is something in which I am very interested).

blueiiznh's avatar

Domestic chores….Ironing, Washing Windows, Sewing, Brake Jobs, etc. They are necessary evils to me.

Speaking my mind to put somebody in their place when they are being a jerk.

KateTheGreat's avatar

Running, biochemistry, and calculus.

TexasDude's avatar

Writing essays.

GabrielsLamb's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard If you’re good at it, I suggested this once already today but I don’t know if you saw it?

It takes the pain out of writing, and get’s the job done. Until of course you get larengytis…

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thorninmud's avatar

I’m good at working with chocolate, but I did it for so long that the thrill is truly gone, I’m afraid. I enjoyed it passionately for many years, but it’s not a very expansive field and toward the end of my chocolate career I felt there weren’t many more surprises in store. Burnout sat in.

I continued to teach, because it was quite fun passing on what I knew to people for whom it still seemed wondrous and magical, but I wouldn’t much care if I never made another chocolate.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Coming up with great outfits.

Judi's avatar

In college I auditioned for a play. It was The Shadow Box. I auditioned for every female part except 1. I didn’t want to be the old lady Felicity. At the end of the auditions, the director specifically asked me to audition for the 1 part I didn’t want. I really wanted a more glamorous part.
I had worked in nursing homes in High School and nailed the part. I knew how senile old women acted and ended up being the hit of the show.


Writing essays. I always got top marks in university for writing essays, but I hated doing them.

Driving. I’m an excellent driver, but I hate driving in the city.

Soupy's avatar

Accounting. I do the books for two businesses at present, and I hate it with a passion. When I am qualified for a different job, I will never do anything to do with accounts again.

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Scooby's avatar

Decorating, I only do for friends who are about to kill each other…….

Jeruba's avatar


Well, I enjoy it a little, but only when I’m in the right mood.

GabrielsLamb's avatar

@Judi That’s really awesome! They say that alot about actors and parts. I’m glad that you shined!

GabrielsLamb's avatar

@Jeruba You’re lucky to be able to do that, I have no head for those kinds of things, but I wish I could do it.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@GabrielsLamb Just FYI….Here, they prefer that you make all of your comments in one post. I ran into that when I came from a website where it was considered good manners to address one person at a time. I got in trouble! So, just so you know…WTH is your avatar! I’ll blow it up and look…..should I be scairt??.

OpryLeigh's avatar

I’m a good singer and whilst I enjoy singing when alone, I hate singing in front of an audience. I force myself to do it from time to time but it makes me feel sick.

CWOTUS's avatar

I’m sort of in agreement with @Judi. I’m trying desperately not to be “crotchety old man” now.

Judi's avatar

@CWOTUS , I think I was a crotchety old woman this morning. I got an answer moderated for being, “unhelpful,” and when I think about it, I really was kind of snippy. I can’t wait until I’m old enough that I don’t care.

CWOTUS's avatar

I’ll let you know if I live long enough for that to occur. And if I still remember.

Salem88's avatar

@all – Nope. I’ll get slapped as usual….sigh

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