Thursday, December 04, 2008

How not to be annoying

Gretchen Rubin, my favorite happiness expert, has a post on her blog called, "7 Tips to Avoid Annoying Other People." It's priceless, in no small part due to Gretchen's acute recognition that it's tough to be truly happy if everyone who meets you feels the immediate urge to roll their eyes and complain. But the best, best, bestest line in the post--the one that makes me want to claim Gretchen as my new BFF--is this self-aware statement: "As a person who scores low on Agreeableness, I'm not naturally very considerate."

How can you not love someone this forthcoming? I'm afraid to take the test, but I suspect I'm a low-agreeableness girl myself. Gretchen gives me hope.

So lets dish: what's the thing you find annoying...about yourself?


Krissy said...

I sometimes think maybe I'm a little TOO perfect. :-)

Melanie said...

I hate when people worry too much...which turns out to be me. :)

Allie said...

The most annoying thing about me? Gosh, where to start...?! One thing I KNOW must annoy people is that I like to disagree with them just for the heck of it.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

My reservedness--I suspect it stands in the way of many a potential friendship.

I wonder if I'd score low on agreeableness. Very likely.

Jenny said...

Good tips. I like number 6

Susie said...

This is awesome. Sometimes I'm super annoying, but I'm also very self-aware, which I think is a good thing? I'll often say, "I'm sorry, I'm being really annoying today; you can ignore me until I get over it."

I talk too much. And probably a lot that I say isn't interesting to anyone but me. Sigh.