Likes and Dislikes About Yourself

United States
September 6, 2010 5:58pm CST
Hi everyone! I feel like I'm a teacher giving out an assignment...but I was just thinking about the answers to these questions personally, and wondered how others felt. [b]1. What is your favorite thing about yourself, personality-wise? 2. What is something about your personality that you would like to work on? 3. What is your favorite thing about your physical self? 4. What is your least favorite thing about your body?[/b] I'll go on and answer these to get us started. 1. My confidence and unceasing motivation is something that I adore about myself. I have not seen any one person come close to my own optimism, and that teaches me something about myself. 2. I would like to work on getting in touch with my emotions more. I literally cry maybe once or twice a year, if lucky, and am uncomfortable around emotional situations. I'm like a man who thinks it's manly not to be emotional...although that is the least attractive thing on earth for me, so I want to change it about myself. 3. I love my smile. My husband has told me it literally brightens up a room and I can't disagree. My smile is saturated with the optimism I hold dear, not to mention I like my collarbone area. 4. To be completely honest, I used to hate my chest. I developed late physically although I matured mentally far too early, and I wanted bigger womanly assets. Then I met my husband, and he let me know that he loves everything about me--even that--because it's mine and familiar, and he's not attracted to others because they're simply not me. That's when I learned that to dislike my body would be to disrespect his opinions. What about you all? Be completely honest! What are your likes and dislikes?
12 responses
@Ramaditya (1227)
• Indonesia
7 Sep 10
Hmmm, this is rather difficult, because this will involve mentioning what's good about ourselves (which is, too me, should be avoided if possible). But well, I will try... 1. I am a very confident person. It was what my parents taught me. You know, that I am a person with visual impairment, so being okay with the condition is a hard thing to do, but I can manage thanks to my parents. 2. There are so many things I must work on. Being honest (I often feel dishonest), also I have to handle my emotion so that I will not become over-confident and be boastful. 3. I am happy to be a healthy man! Also, I love my blindness because there are good things I have with this condition (e.g. concentration, ability to stay focus, etc). 4. Hmmm *thinking hard*, I think none...
• United States
7 Sep 10
I love your response! People who not only are hopeful but have "disabilities" (put in quotes because, as many have told me, it is a blessing, not a disability) and continue to be so optimistic are so inspiring. For example, it's hard to feel too sorry for someone with cancer if all they say is "woe is me." Yet you'll want to go out of your way for someone who has it and still takes advantage of everything life has to offer. Although I do wonder, if you are blind, how does a computer work for you? I am glad you said none about your body...even if a person slightly wishes they had been born with a differently sized body part...or differently structured...that doesn't mean they can't learn to love what they have. Too many people want to change what they don't like to please people they don't like.
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@Ramaditya (1227)
• Indonesia
7 Sep 10
That's what we call "thankful acceptance." That's what my religion teaches me. Plus, about my body, people told me I am sleek and handsome already, so how can I not feel okay with it, hahaha? I know this is out of topic, but just to answer your question. I am operating computer using screen reader that speaks everything written on screen.
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• United States
7 Sep 10
Isn't it great how they have computers that can do such things? The technology available today is awesome! Thankful acceptance...I like that. Everything about myself or my husband, for that matter, that society does not accept is something I love. Why? Because it means it is individualistic. So many people critique themselves based on what society wants in a person...that is so sad.
@ktmatunog (914)
• Philippines
7 Sep 10
Personality-wise? I can say that, I am creative. I am inventive but I am a shy type of person. Maybe because of my family upbringing. I am sure this is the factor. I am easy going just like my husband is but he is the opposite of me too - outgoing! I am the friendly type and I wouldn't be an outspoken one since I am shy. I am a sensitive one, not because I am insecure but because as I said to you - I am shy. 1. My favorite would be, creative/inventive. 2. XXXtra shyness! I would like to be confident enough and more assertive in a positive way. 3. I love my fine hairs in my arms. haha so weird. but I really love the thought that I am my father's daughter since he is also hairy. =p Friends say, I am more like my father than my mother. 4.hhhmmmm... the least. so simple! My skin. I have a genetic skin disease. It is called pilaris keratosis where my skin is so dry, scaly, with clogged pores. So I don't really sweat that much. Let me tell you something. I am a mermaid on land. haha just joking!
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• United States
8 Sep 10
Oh goodness! I've actually never heard of that disease. Is it always noticeable or is it one of those things that has flare ups? Creativity is awesome. It makes a lot of things in educational and career fields simple or easier, plus, it's a great trait that attracts uncreative (is that a word?) people. Now are you creative with ideas or are you artistic as well? I know some people use "creative" when they also mean artistic. It's in the same category, in a sense.
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
that is a medical name for the disease that is not so known but it is actually very common on some. It is usually on specific areas like the legs or near the elbow area. It is so embarrassing. Gone to the derma but she told me there is no cure but only treatment. So I have a special expensive lotion for my skin. =p I am just glad that it is not in my face!haha I mean creative in many ways, not only in art as you have said. I think I have creative ideas and I think I am artistic as well. My mind is always preoccupied. I have extraordinary imagination.haha Well, sometimes when I am really in the mood though.=p But creative people are not all intelligent you know. hehe
@chayapathys (2113)
• India
7 Sep 10
1. I like myself being honest to myself and humble in behavior. 2.I would like to work hard to make more money honesty. 2. I look physically handsome and I am little proud of it. 3. I like myself and I hate being short tempered.
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• United States
7 Sep 10
Humbleness is always a beautiful trait to have, and for some people, it's not an easy trait to admit, since society tends to play favorites with those who are strong and bold. Many intelligent people have figured out ways to be both strong and humble, however, and it's great that you have appeared to do just that! Physical attractiveness is a hard one. In my opinion, it is best to accept your physical appearance and be grateful for it if you have "beauty." I think if you are all too well aware of it, however, and hold it above other's heads or even flaunt it too much, that's when it gets damaging to what really matters--your personality. Short tempered, eh? Although I wouldn't call myself that, once I get angry, I'm like a rocket ready for take off. I've had to work on that over the years...sometimes it works to breathe and count to ten, or sometimes I even have to leave the house for an hour or two and take a drive. Hopefully you can find a way to deal with your short temper so it doesn't get damaging.
• Philippines
7 Sep 10
Here are my answers to your questions: 1) I love myself being brave in a sense that i do not easily give up. I find a way as much as i could before even thinking of giving up. 2) I'd like to work on handling quick tempered, impatient and negative people... they get to my nerve. 3) I love my height. At 5'7", im not too tall,not too small... right built to compete. 4) My least favorite, I'm not that sexy, no bigger than a cup a, lol.
@Angelwriter (1956)
• United States
7 Sep 10
Okay, teacher;) 1. What is your favorite thing about yourself, personality-wise? I think I'm a generally nice person. I try not to hurt people and feel that people should be treated kindly. 2. What is something about your personality that you would like to work on? This may contradict the first one, but I'm pretty argumentative. And I have a habit of running an argument into the ground if I disagree. Not the best way to be. 3. What is your favorite thing about your physical self? My face. I think I have a very cute face. I also like my hands. 4. What is your least favorite thing about your body? My legs, especially in the thigh area. I have stretch marks, so I won't wear shorts in public.
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• United States
7 Sep 10
Treat others as you would want to be treated. I remember hearing someone comment once about how too many people emphasize niceness in others...how can kindness be over-emphasized? It is a wonderful human trait, if not the best! I used to be argumentative as well. Opening your mind to the other person's point of view is not only hard, but it makes it feel as if you're "losing" the argument. Try it out, though. Once I put myself in the other person's shoes, I realized that it didn't mean I lost the argument...I actually won, because I came out of the argument with a new perspective and with higher respect from the other person. Have you ever tried to find something about your stretch marks that you liked? It may seem an odd question, but I have stretch marks there as well, and over the years I've found them grow cuter...most likely since I met my husband. He has stretch marks all over his body from being overweight, plus he loves mine. He'll sometimes trace them with his finger and say, "I love your little lines." That definitely helped my own opinion of them!
@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
7 Sep 10
1. I'm a fighter because I will struggle to survive and win no matter how difficult the situation is. Also, I pride myself in doing this without stepping on another person's goals and dreams. 2. I like to erase the habit of reminiscing my failures of the past. I know I can't change them anymore but my brain keeps on reminding me about it. It's soooo frustrating. 3. People say that they like the shape and size of my arm because it is still less bulky even though I'm fat. Onlookers are also envious of my skin because it is just about the right color - not too dark and not too white. 4. My body figure is the least favorite things about my body. Currently, I'm very overweight because I had been emotional eating for more than a month due to stress. I'm dieting starting today. Also, even when I was at my thinnest, my body is still unattractive because curves were still not at the right place to be appreciated. Still looked fat, not sexy or slim.
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• United States
7 Sep 10
I appreciate your response. I also think about the past too much...my husband loves to remind me that I'm quick to forgive, but I never forget, and that is extremely frustrating! Perhaps this will encourage you about your body: people say I'm too thin, and they call my husband too "fat." My husband is one you speak of with curves in odd places (for both a man and an overweight person), yet I love that about him. I tell him all the time that he is the only attractive person to me...simply because he is an individual...that is beautiful. He has stretch marks on his body (especially his upper arms) that he feels conscious about...yet I love them. They look like a lightning storm is striking on his arms, and that is amazing to me...something that makes him attractive rather than someone without those "unnatural" marks! So in either case, there are ways to be accepting of yourself...whether you are a subject of discussion for being too thin or too large...and you can basically tell everyone else to mind their own business. Speaking of which, you may find this humorous. My husband started doing heavy exercise back in May to lose weight...he was running on his Wii Fit everyday to lose weight. He lost 30 pounds his first month, and I kept worrying because I loved his "fluff" and hated to see him lose it. I guess it's just a matter of what individuals find beautiful. Beauty doesn't have to be what society deems it...in fact, I find it's just the opposite, and I would hope I'm not alone in that.
• Philippines
6 Sep 10
1. I like every aspect of myself. 2. The only thing i'd like to work on is whenever i procrastinate. 3. I like every part of me. 4. N/a
• United States
7 Sep 10
That's awesome that you seem so confident in yourself. Did it used to be different? Usually even if you are a confident adult, that stems from a childhood that was quite the opposite. Also, since you do seem to love everything about yourself in a society where that is deemed selfish, do you worry about appearing as such?
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
I've always been proud of myself since i was zero years old. That's just who i am.
• United States
8 Sep 10
Well, that is great. You know, you can earn more money for responses if you put some depth into them...just since you seem to be leaning in that direction.
• Philippines
7 Sep 10
1. I have knowledge in conversations. 2. I'm quite shy when it comes to unexpected scenarios. 3. I'm healthy and rarely in the hospital. 4. Secret. I like people who fear God and not lazy with their life. I don't like people who does not value life and thanking the one who gave him/her the life he/she is using everyday.
@ankster (273)
• India
7 Sep 10
I like my sincerity and simplicity but I do not like my lack of confidence in many things.Iam cool person most of the times except when aroused.Iam a fun loving person but I dislike my nature of fearing in everything good from my life.I like my optimism in few things but I dislike my oversensitive nature.Overall Iam a complete package of like and dislikes.
• South Africa
7 Sep 10
Hi Firstly, I like my ability to always see the funny side of a situation. What I don't like is that lately I find myself procrastinating and this is leading to a lose of income. As for my physical self I like my face and everything that goes with it, what I don't like is my height and that I am obese. I can't do anything about the height, but I am doing something about the weight although its slow going.
• United States
7 Sep 10
Humor is a BEAUTIFUL trait! Congratulations on being able to find it often. That is awesome, and something many people miss out on. Losing weight is a slow process...but think of it this way. The longer it is, the more grateful you will be for having lost what you lost. You don't like your height...do you believe you are too short? Too tall? What are some things about your height that could be seen as a positive?
• Philippines
7 Sep 10
I dont know what i like to my self by what i dislike about me is being freakingly LAZY! and I admit it.
• United States
7 Sep 10
We all have a little bit of laziness in us! It can be hard to admit, however, if you're a bit lazier than others. I'll admit that. Sometimes it's hard to set a schedule and do practical things since I'm so spontaneous! You don't know what you like about yourself? Uh-oh! Well, hopefully this thread can allow you to think on it and gain an optimistic view of yourself.
@kimian55 (131)
• Alamogordo, New York
7 Sep 10
Wow..you really said it all and that's nice. Well me what do I like about myself? Well I like my height, My good muscular frame, my nose, my lips, my good set of teeth.. my strong upper body strength, i am kind to others and friendly, i love people and thank God people people like me back. I also like that I'm attractive physically.. I like my fair complexion, I like it that I can take criticism, I like that I have good self control, I like that I am now learning discipline and planning my future well.. The things I don't like about me. Well currently I'm having pimple break outs, I have a rotten molar, I can't dunk, I'm not that athletic, I'm not rich (yet), I haven't graduated in college(yet), I easily get tired when I run, I'm too lazy to jog in the morning, I'm not that good in math, sometimes I can be loud and crazy, I think about nasty things about woman, I'm a big LIAR... But these things I'm trying to change... lol please visit my site its about personality development and self improvement http://developthypersonality.blogspot.com