- I procrastinate. A lot. But I seem to have a very sharp ability to calculate exactly how much time it will really take me to do something, and do it properly, and I manage not to procrastinate beyond that point, so everything still ends up getting done. But this is a dangerous flaw because when I make these calculations, I allow no room for error, so if something unexpected comes up, I would be screwed. So far this hasn't really happened (or if it does, the only thing I lose is some sleep), but theoretically, it could. So I'm glad I'm not in college anymore, is what I'm saying. I don't miss those all-night paper-writing marathons. Ugh.
- I don't eat enough vegetables. And I don't eat all-natural, or grain-free, or any of those other things. But I eat pretty well, and I'm losing weight steadily, and I eat some vegetables, and I take my vitamins. So I'm OK with this. Could I get better? Yes. Is it a top priority for me right now? No. Sorry.
- I'm lazy. This probably ties in to the procrastination thing. I don't like to get up to get a drink when I'm comfortable on the couch. I often don't feel like cooking dinner. I put off things that I don't feel like doing (currently: taking the dog to the vet for a heartworm test before buying her summer meds). But, I'm not lazy to the point of letting things go completely. Our house is relatively clean, I eventually do get off my ass and make dinner, I will get the dog tested shortly, well within the standard Denver time frame (different from most due to the altitude)... it'll all get done. But yeah, Torsten suffers from this because he ends up bringing me a lot of glasses of water. But I'm OK with that because I will also get out of bed in the middle of the night and bring him a glass of water if he wants one. So it all evens out.
- I am defensive. My immediate reaction to criticism is to assume that the person criticizing me is wrong, or doesn't understand the full picture. The reason I'm OK with this flaw is that if the criticism is legitimate, I usually come around to it eventually. After that initial snappy reaction, I will think about what's been said and decide if it holds merit or not. That's my saving grace in this situation for sure.
- I'm too laid back about some things. Sometimes this is a great thing but sometimes it gets me into trouble. My default assumption is that everything is fine. The problem is that I'm almost always right so in those times when everything isn't fine, I often don't find out right away. I assume that every cold and other sickness is fine and will go away on its own. I assume that every little problem with our house is no big deal. That's why we didn't check the pipes for a year after we moved in even though we knew they had been leaking before and might not have been fixed properly. Whenever Torsten worried about it I told him I was sure it was fine. Then one day he finally removed the wall panel to check and lo and behold, there was a leak. Luckily there was no water damage and it was an easy and cheap fix, but it could have been a lot worse and we wouldn't have known. I still think it's better to sometimes underestimate an issue than to constantly freak out about every little thing, however.
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