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Offline Amie

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Re: I'm moody
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2007, 06:52:03 AM »
I wonder if this exercise is easier to apply to other people, rather than yourself?  People often have a distorted view of their own personalities.  I was just thinking of this as one of my sisters is extremely similar to my mother (my husband and I were just having this conversation - he mentioned one of her quirks and said, "Where does she get that from?" and I said "My mum") - and yet she detests my mother and cannot see these qualities in herself at all (ironically [?], my mother is just the same - she wasn't mad keen on her mother and often used to complain about her, but the things she complained of were always the very personality characteristics that she featured very strongly herself).  

I notice this so frequently, people complaining of a trait that they themselves possess to a higher than normal degree (stingy people complaining about stinginess for example), that I've started to get a little paranoid about it.  the things I dislike in people (moodiness being one of them - sorry lorraine; but others top ones are narrowmindedness, stingyness and lack of curiosity) - am I actually the poster child for these qualities?  I asked the hubster about it and he thinks I'm a lot like my Dad and not very much at all like my mother, which is how I see myself, but still, I can't help but wonder...
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Re: I'm moody
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2007, 08:03:55 AM »
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Re: I'm moody
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2007, 09:44:42 AM »
I'm 99.9% all my mother!  ;D When I was created, my mum refused to let any of my father get any of his genes in. I've got her stubborness, her massive love of alchol  ;D , blonde hair, her high cheekbones and more of her stubborness and sly way of getting what she wants! The only thing I've got off my father are his chin and lips.

I wonder if this means I'll be having younger men sniffing around me when I'm her age?  :-\
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Re: I'm moody
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2007, 08:50:58 PM »
I wonder if this exercise is easier to apply to other people, rather than yourself?  People often have a distorted view of their own personalities.  I was just thinking of this as one of my sisters is extremely similar to my mother (my husband and I were just having this conversation - he mentioned one of her quirks and said, "Where does she get that from?" and I said "My mum") - and yet she detests my mother and cannot see these qualities in herself at all (ironically [?], my mother is just the same - she wasn't mad keen on her mother and often used to complain about her, but the things she complained of were always the very personality characteristics that she featured very strongly herself).  

I notice this so frequently, people complaining of a trait that they themselves possess to a higher than normal degree (stingy people complaining about stinginess for example), that I've started to get a little paranoid about it.  the things I dislike in people (moodiness being one of them - sorry lorraine; but others top ones are narrowmindedness, stingyness and lack of curiosity) - am I actually the poster child for these qualities?  
That sounds like interesting material for a fictional character, ie. someone complaining about their own characteristics. I've used it myself in fiction.