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Is there a personality quality that you're glad you don't have?

Asked by essieness (7693points) June 22nd, 2009

You know, when you meet a person and you think, “I’m glad I’m not like that.”

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Dog's avatar

For me it would be vanity. The need to always check a mirror or be dressed to perfection.
I am very happy not to be restrained by what others think of me.

cak's avatar

I’m not the type that needs to be close (in proximity) to others, nor do I feel the need to touch people, a lot. I’m not that person. I’m sure it comforts some, but it drives me batty.

Tink's avatar

Popularity because I don’t like being around lots of people

whatthefluther's avatar

I’m glad I am not judgmental, overbearing, pushy, or one that feels compelled to outdo everything. I don’t care for such people.

kenmc's avatar

I agree with @hungryhungryhortence Hypochondria is something I am happy without.

I’m happy that I’m not a teetotaler. I do love tea, but I love booze even more.

lillycoyote's avatar

Yes. I could never be described as “perky.”

AstroChuck's avatar


YARNLADY's avatar


arkanofarc's avatar

Uh, I agree with @AstroChuck and @whatthefluther.

Conformity and being judgmental are the two things I’m happy being without.

DominicX's avatar

I’m glad I don’t have low self-esteem. I’m glad I think highly of myself and am not easily brought down like some people I see, nor do I beat myself up. I’m glad I’m not, like @YARNLADY said, overly negative or anything like that. I’m also very glad I’m not shy or antisocial.

Bobbydavid's avatar

Dishonesty. I wonder how people can be natural born liars. Watching them lie like it’s second nature to them irks me.

Sariperana's avatar

Jealousy! I have watched many friends agonise over the smallest insecurities with thier SO- it’s exhausting to witness so it much be that much harder to be going through those emotions. I never can understand it

cookieman's avatar


People who can’t handle the day-to-day basics of life; where every little hiccup is the end-of-the-world; and go on and on about it…those people I want to club.

I also agree with @Bobbydavid about liars

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Quick to anger, or sensitive to perceived slights. When I was younger, my feelings would get hurt quite easily.

dynamicduo's avatar

I’m glad I’m not someone who would be satisfied with a non-explanation, or someone who would take someone for their word without looking at why that person is saying what they’re saying.

cookieman's avatar

@dynamicduo: so you’re saying a dupe, a patsy, a rube. ;^)

dynamicduo's avatar

@cprevite Patsy, I love that word and hear it so seldom, thanks for starting my Tuesday off wonderfully :)

cookieman's avatar

@dynamicduo: happy to be of service.

janbb's avatar

I’m glad I’m not abrasive and obnoxious.

Facade's avatar

I’m glad I’m not loud and obnoxious as @janbb said.

MacBean's avatar

I’m glad I’m not impatient. I’m glad I don’t take myself too seriously. I’m glad I’m not clingy.

Also, I’m glad I’m not so insecure that the idea of a “freebie list” makes me get up on a soap box and preach at people who are having fun.

Bri_L's avatar

Although it is an ironic answer at this point, I agree with several others and say conformity.

Also, I don’t take myself that seriously.

Facade's avatar

@Bri_L nice avatar :)

Bri_L's avatar

@Facade – Why thank you!

aprilsimnel's avatar

I don’t need to have drama. I’ve met enough people who make every little thing into a plotline of their own private soap opera in their heads. Yikes. Write a novel, then!

cookieman's avatar

@aprilsimnel: I’m with you (see above). We can club them together.

@MacBean: ZING

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I’m glad I’m not religious
I’m glad I’m not a pushover
I’m glad I’m not a vapid flake who sneers at education
I’m glad I’m not a homophobe
I’m glad I’m not materialistic
I’m glad I don’t care for gender roles, it makes my life a lot easier and my relationships have more depth

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

I’m glad I’m not dishonest.
I’m glad I’m not vain.
I’m glad I’m not worried about being popular.
I’m glad I don’t follow, enjoy, or even care about sports.
I’m glad I’m not a gullible follower of archaic mythologies.
I’m glad I am not afraid to think for myself.
I’m glad I’m not without a sense of humor.
I’m glad I’m not hung up about sexuality, it makes life much more enjoyable.
I’m glad I’m not one of those people who doesn’t know what ‘Fluther’ means.

casheroo's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir I gave you lurve, but I must say…I don’t sneer at education, I dislike people who think it’s the end all be all. Education isn’t everything, in my opinion. People who believe that make me sad. I feel they don’t know what is really important in life. (not saying you’re one of these people, obviously.)

I’m glad I’m not a liar, especially to myself.
I’m glad I can accept that my life is not perfect. I don’t need perfection.
I’m glad I’m not hateful.
I’m glad I’m not ashamed or embarrassed.
I’m glad I’m not a one upper.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@casheroo well of course it’s not the end all be all, but it’s also not unimportant

Supacase's avatar

I am glad I am not sanctimonious.
I am glad I am not a liar.
I am glad I don’t hold a grudge and go on and on and on about it.
I am glad I am not violent or I would want to pop people who demonstrate the above qualities in the nose.

atlantis's avatar

I’m not snooty or snobbish, never got the point of it. I’m not elitist or heavy-handed. I’m not shallow or negligent when it’s convenient.

tinyfaery's avatar

I’m glad I’m not a people pleaser.

Aethelwine's avatar

I’m glad I’m not obnoxious
I’m glad I’m not materialistic
I’m glad I’m not dishonest
I’m glad I don’t get on a soapbox if someone doesn’t answer my question “correctly”.

wundayatta's avatar

I’m glad I’m not neglectful. I’m glad I’m not callous about the feelings of others. I’m glad I’m not impulsive about major decisions. I’m glad I’m not afraid to be impulsive when it comes to having fun. I’m glad I’m not quick to anger. I’m glad I’m not violent. I’m glad I’m not a loner. I’m glad I’m not afraid to love. I’m glad I’m not closed-minded or intolerant. I’m glad I’m not a drudge. I’m glad I’m not a workaholic or an addict to mood-altering substances. I’m glad I’m not very competitive. I’m glad I’m not dismissive of my responsibility for the problems of the people of my community, nation, and planet.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@jonsblond You answered incorrectly, quick, where’s my soapbox?!

Clair's avatar

As everyone else has said ten times better than me,
I’m glad I’m not a compulsive liar.
I’m glad I’m not materialistic.
I’m glad I’m not a drama queen.
But most of all, I’m glad I’m not completely oblivious about myself and the world around me.
I’m glad that I think I can see the ‘big picture’ when others can’t.

ubersiren's avatar

I’m not arrogant, snobby, or intentionally rude.

Blondesjon's avatar

I am not a people pleaser.

cookieman's avatar

@Blondesjon: No Way! ::mock shock::

Bluefreedom's avatar

I’m glad I’m not a sociopath or a schizophrenic. Not being a narcissist or a megalomaniac has kept me in check also.

Open's avatar

I’m glad I’m not egocentric.

…Although, I did try to add myself to my fluther XD

Garebo's avatar

I am glad, I am.

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