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What is the thing you are really bad at?

Asked by Mimishu1995 (15796points) August 24th, 2014

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Can you be true to yourself and say what your weakness is?

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Kardamom's avatar

Math. I can barely add and subtract even though I took up to Geometry (got a D in Geometry and had to take Algebra twice) in school. I always did poorly in math, despite my hours and hours of study and attempts. I cried almost every night when it came down to my math homework. I feel like I’m missing some type of math gene.

I also don’t do computers or electronic gadgets. I just don’t have the aptitude for it. It’s a miracle that I’m able to turn on my computer and log into Fluther. I only use my cell phone for emergencies or to call when I’m going to be late. Just phone numbers that I type in. No smart phones here. Smart phones are not for dumb people (like me).

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I suck at emotions, screw it, that’s me.

jaytkay's avatar

I’m bad at any sport requiring me to swing a racket, a bat, or a club.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Hitting the hay guys, night.

Coloma's avatar

Surviving in the modern world.

talljasperman's avatar

Handwriting and penmanship.

Aethelwine's avatar

Lying. I have no poker face.

gondwanalon's avatar

I’m bad at team work. I’m good at doing my own thing. I’m the lone wolf.

SavoirFaire's avatar

I’m an inveterate procrastinator, which sometimes leads to problems with punctuality. I was even born three weeks late. I combat this by giving myself fake deadlines and setting my clock ahead. Most people have no idea that I have this problem, but it’s definitely a case of appearances being deceptive.

linguaphile's avatar

I’m really bad at completing projects. I love to start, start, start… I always have ideas and always see something new I can do, but have a hell of a time finishing what I started. That last leg of the project is the most difficult, almost impossible, part for me.

I wish I could team up with a finisher.

johnpowell's avatar

I’m a horrible brother. My sister has sacrificed so much to take care of me over the last 30 years and I barely do a thing for her. She just had a pretty major operation and when asked if I would go up for a few days to help her out I made up a ton of excuses like, “aggressive spam filter” to get out of it.

That sounds worse than it is. Other people were able to and did do the job. I was just her first choice.

El_Cadejo's avatar

I’m horrible getting myself motivated to do things. Procrastination wooo ( @SavoirFaire heh I was born 2 weeks late.)

I’m horrible at following instructions when I don’t agree with them.

I’m also horribly unorganized (yet I know where most stuff is, organized chaos or something….)

johnpowell's avatar

@El_Cadejo :: Sounds like you just use my mothod of assuming it is on the top layer.

cookieman's avatar

I’m a procrastinator.
I am awful with languages.
Can’t do algebra at all.
I have a terrible memory.
I often take on too much.
I’m too hard on myself.

longgone's avatar

I’m not punctual at all, and I can be way too principled.

Also, I am afraid of public speaking – or any situation where I have to “entertain”. Even with my best friends, I prefer to meet up in groups. One-on-one, I feel pressured to keep talking. Weirdly, I have no trouble tutoring kids one-on-one.

Pachy's avatar

Oh, so many things, where to begin?

- Remembering names and phone numbers
– Cooking
– DIY repairs (lthough every once in a while I get lucky)
– Resisting impulse buying (though I’m VERY good at returning stuff)
– Mentally doing math
– Languages
– Marriage

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

@Pachy. an elephant who can’t remember???!!! Dear me! I’m so terribly sorry.

jca's avatar

I procrastinate.

I have a lax attitude toward being on time for things.

I think about starting an exercise routine (walking around the track is the most likely thing I would do) and I procrastinate to the point where I have not yet started at all.

Pachy's avatar

Ah, @Jonesn4burgers, but I have very selective memory.

KNOWITALL's avatar

IF someone is too needy, I see it as weakness & I stay away. Not always but if I’m not close to them.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Evidently having a life. I get GA’s for telling you guys I’m going to bed. :)

longgone's avatar

^ That’s not the problem. The trouble is…you not only noticed, but also commented! ;)

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe, one of those was from me. I was pleased for you. I was in too much pain to sleep last night, but too sleepy to do anything constructive. Pleased I was that you needed rest, and were going to do just that.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

And I guess appreciating the gifts in my life too. I can sleep peacefully and I have my fluther friends. Thank you.

thorninmud's avatar

Conversation (which is not all that different from dancing, come to think of it)
Confrontation (an especially difficult form of conversation)

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Standing up for myself and putting people in their place when they are wrong. I usually shut up and sit there like a wet chicken or go out of control and lose my temper lashing out at the wrong people!

BeenThereSaidThat's avatar

any and every Sport invented by man.

rojo's avatar

I was going to say procrastination but realized that I am not “bad”, I am actually pretty good at it.

Social interaction would be my major shortcoming. I am not a good conversationalist.

gailcalled's avatar

Restraining myself from editing other people’s writings. I need to be tied to the mast, all the time. It’s a chronic and debilitating disease, it is.

I too am terrible at small talk in large social gatherings, particularly where there is music I have to shout over.

downtide's avatar

So, so many things.

1. Anything that involves catching or hitting something. I’m blind in one eye so I have no 3d special perception. So I am useless at tennis, squash, football and any other sport involving a ball, puck or other flying object.

2. Languages. I love language, I find it completely fascinating and I can spend hours reading a foreign language dictionary just for fun. But I am so hopeless at memorising vocabulary that learning a second language is impossible for me.

3. Cooking. I utterly hate cooking, and I don’t have the patience to learn to be any good at it.

4. Playing any musical instrument. I seem to lack the motor control required to co-ordinate my fingers to do the right thing. I learned guitar for a year and was no better at the end than I was a week after I started. I can’t master doing different things with each hand, or doing something with my hands while I’m doing something else (singing) with my mouth. I can’t touch-type either, for the same reason (but I’m a damn fast two-finger typist).

ibstubro's avatar

Lawdy me, I had a hard time thinking of something until I read through the answers.

Remembering names/numbers
Dealing with weakness

Thanks, all.
Now I’m depressed!~

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