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SlowFlowPro
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Do you have conflicting personality traits?

i'm just curious if any of the other OT'rs have traits that completely conflict with each other, and what you did (if anything) to resolve the conflict

for example, contrary to public opinion, i'm a very nice/altruistic/giving person. but at the same time, i'm very, very competitive. this creates a conflict b/c my nice/giving demeanor is basically the worst way to compete in the competition of life. b/c of this i lose a lot, and get mad/sad about it


USMC DAWG
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re: Do you have conflicting personality traits?
No. I'm pretty much an a-hole all the time.


HeadChange
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re: Do you have conflicting personality traits?
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I'm pretty much an a-hole all the time.


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Stagg8
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re: Do you have conflicting personality traits?
I'm serious, but I also like to party.


Tiger Ryno
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re: Do you have conflicting personality traits?
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for example, contrary to public opinion, i'm a very nice/altruistic/giving person. but at the same time, i'm very, very competitive. this creates a conflict b/c my nice/giving demeanor is basically the worst way to compete in the competition of life. b/c of this i lose a lot, and get mad/sad about it


This is like a cheap rehearsed answer to a job interview question.

"my worse trait is that I'm a workaholic who will not leave the office until the job is done. "


USMC DAWG
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re: Do you have conflicting personality traits?
Stagg, you must sport the tuxedo/t-shirt with Ricky Bobby, huh?


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Leauxgan
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re: Do you have conflicting personality traits?
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Do you have conflicting personality traits?


everyone is filled with contradictions. I guess the difference is whether they are aware of them.


SlowFlowPro
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I'm serious, but I also like to party.

tuxedo shirt time?


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TulaneUVA
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re: Do you have conflicting personality traits?
Weird thread topic....but to answer your question, I'm very laid back and passive (hate being loud, life of the party, would rather drink casually than get hammered at a college bar, avoid physical confrontation, don't like awkward moments socially). This is juxtaposed by my tendency to plan everything and worry about the details. If it's a party or long distance trip, I have to have an itinerary and lists of things to do.


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SlowFlowPro
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re: Do you have conflicting personality traits?
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I guess the difference is whether they are aware of them.

hence, the thread


bradwieser
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re: Do you have conflicting personality traits?
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I'm serious, but I also like to party.


Image: http://media.vintagecotton.com/shirt/65/black_tux02.jpg


Tiger Ryno
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re: Do you have conflicting personality traits?
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everyone is filled with contradictions


wrong. only christians are hypocrites.


slutiger5
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re: Do you have conflicting personality traits?
i feel you flow... i come off as an introvert but im actually extrovert or however you spell it.


SlowFlowPro
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bradwieser

read my mind


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tigafan4life
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re: Do you have conflicting personality traits?
I am a very joking person but at the same time I like to help people out and be serious when someone has something going on with their life. Some people dont know how to take that. I think they think I will just make a joke out of their situation.


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SlowFlowPro
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re: Do you have conflicting personality traits?
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i come off as an introvert but im actually extrovert or however you spell it.

i kind of go between the 2 depending on the situation or how i feel at the moment

my natural inclination is extroversion, but i can kind of get addicted to extroversion at times. i just have to be in the mood to "turn it on"


vilma4prez
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re: Do you have conflicting personality traits?
According to some ex's, I'm selfish , and I'm very giving.


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Leauxgan
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re: Do you have conflicting personality traits?
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hence, the thread


if you're really interested in the topic, you should read The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt. There's a great chapter or two on how our limbic system, the most animalistic, impulsive portion of our brain that also evolved in reptiles, is in constant conflict with our neocortex, the rational reasoning side. where they cross-stream is a large source of human anxiety.
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SlowFlowPro
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limbic system, the most animalistic, impulsive portion of our brain that also evolved in reptiles, is in constant conflict with our neocortex. where they cross-stream is a large source of human anxiety.

i think this is kind of the path of my little vision quest/meltdown the past 2 weeks

how we should act in the ideal in terms of a moral/just path, and how we should act in terms of real life/interpersonal games

it's a legit struggle when you realize what is (if things like objectivism and game theory are legit)


USMCTiger03
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re: Do you have conflicting personality traits?
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for example, contrary to public opinion, i'm a very nice/altruistic/giving person. but at the same time, i'm very, very competitive. this creates a conflict b/c my nice/giving demeanor is basically the worst way to compete in the competition of life. b/c of this i lose a lot, and get mad/sad about it
I'm pretty similar in that regard. But I don't find it a hinderance to competition. Of course, if/when the competition gets nasty I stop being nice pretty quick. And by "stop being nice" I mean slash tires.

Other than that, I've always been torn between rural and city life, e.g., being happy in the dead middle of the swamp/woods or in a urban setting. The city life won out for many years when I was younger, but as I've gotten older and settled down I lean more toward the rural.


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