You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch
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Whatever the quality is that makes people say, “It’s not my problem” is my least favorite quality in a person. What is that? We could call it a lack of concern, ignoring responsibility or laziness. It irks me to no end when people brush off their responsibility by saying it’s not their problem, especially when it is their problem. Sooner or later it will be their problem – just a bigger, uglier and possibly angry. It seems like it’s just easier to say “It’s not my problem” and walk away than to deal with the problem. The attitude that comes with it is usually flippant, also irritating.
Although, when people tell me what a horrible person my ex is, my first response is to say “Not my problem.” We haven’t been together for a long time so he really isn’t my problem anymore.
On “Intervention,” many of the addict’s have families that are ready to say “Your problems are not my problem.” In this case, it’s necessary and understandable.
Is it better to walk away sometimes? Probably.
The personal quality that I dislike in myself is being too naive. I want to believe people. I forget that people lie until I get sucked into their lie.