Monday, June 22, 2009

Inquiring Minds Want to Know


What quality, that you admire in others, would you like to have more of?

25 comments:

Me said...

Compassion. I not always the most compassionate person around. I envy those that it comes so naturally.

Tammy said...

Ok, this one is kind of silly, but I wish I spoke better. When I speak with people who have perfect grammar and diction, I just love listening to them speak. I have made the goal many times in my life to speak better, but it's so hard! I'd like to get rid of my Utah accent and say mountain instead of mou'en, going instead of goin', and sometimes when I speak, my brain goes faster than my mouth, and I hate how my words get jumbled up.

Emmy said...

Patience, especially with children. And also the ability to seem so excited and enthusiastic about everything like some people do. I am a glass half full person and I don't think I am shy but some people are just naturally enthusiastic and outgoing.. more of that would be nice.

Barbaloot said...

The ability to remember names/faces. Forgetting who half the girls in the Relief Society are on a regular basis is not doing much for my whole "I really do care about you cuz I WANT to and not just cuz I'm the RS President" attitude. I'm just AWFUL with remember names!

Motherboard said...

Gosh. This is a really hard question. Its really easy to see all of the amazing qualities in other people, and wish I were more like them... which one should I list?

I think right now, I wish I could be less competitive and jealous. I really admire people who are genuinely happy for other peoples successes.

LaurieJ said...

I am with ME. I wish I had more compassion and sympathy

Christa said...

The first thing I thought of: Calmness. I can't think of a better way to describe it. I would especially love to be calm when I'm around large groups. Crowds kind of get to me. I do alright in small groups and one on one, but kind of tend to shrink back when there are lots of people around.

I'm with Emmy on the patience thing. I have none (could be why I hate crowds) and I need it. I do so admire people who are unflappable.

Jillene said...

Patience, patience, patience. I really and truly have NONE. And for the record--Christa is a liar. She has more patience in her little finger than I do in my entire body!!

Kristina P. said...

Well, I have compassion and sympathy up the ying yang!

But, I wish I was less passive aggressive at times, and more kind and assertive.

Nick and Emily said...

The ability to keep my mouth shut. never been any good at that. me and my opinions. blah!

the fowlers said...

I would love to be more confident.
Most of the time I fake it. I can successfully come off as confident but really I spend 99% of the time scared out of my mind, even about everyday things!
I'd love to wake up in the morning and not worry about EVERYTHING.

Olivia Carter said...

I would also be more positive. I am a HUGE worrier so I would wish to have a more positive outlook.

Lisa Lou said...

I wish I was more outgoing. I was in High School but am not so much anymore. Now that we live in a new neighborhood I wish I was more outgoing to I had an easier time making friends. I'd have more energy to play with my daughter then too.

Fiauna said...

I would like to be one of those people that knows everybody's name and always says "hi". But, I'm surprisingly shy in public.

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

I wish I didnt have so much anxiety....people dont always understand wht its like to suffer with this...and no one no one at all hates it more than me!!!!

Honey and Hotstuff said...

Mary Kay Ash once said: "Treat everyone as if they are wearing a sign that says: MAKE ME FEEL SPECIAL!"
Shanna you do that so well!! I wish others had the same quality.

Honey and Hotstuff said...

Mary Kay Ash once said: "Treat everyone as if they are wearing a sign that says: MAKE ME FEEL SPECIAL!"
Shanna you do that so well!! I wish others had the same quality.

Debbie said...

What a good question~!

Off the top of my head I'm thinking humor. Everyone loves to laugh and some people just 'have it' you know?

Wendyburd1 said...

Being Out-going!! I am so shy and it is such a hindrance. I THINK of funny, witty remarks to make to maybe be more involved in conversations but can't get my mouth to SAY them!! Arrgghh!!

Nick and Emily said...

so this question has been plaguing my thoughts all day.

i keep coming up with more and more and i have come up with one that i had to come back and put because it for sure is a quality i desire.

i wish i cared more about others. sometimes i think we get so caught up in our own lives that we don't really care what's going on with others and i wish i didn't do that.

so i had to come back and write this too. cuz i think it's oober important.

Bee and Rose said...

Definitely patience!

Madalyn :) said...

I wish I could be more carefree. I worry about every little thing and with them help from CJ I'm learning that not all things in life need to be a big and important deal!

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

It's a tie between confidence and energy. I need them both!

Pedaling said...

to love unconditionally

Melissa said...

Sometimes, okay, a lot of times, I wish I were a little more quiet, calm and serene.
I seem to go through life like a bull in a china shop, and I really should be more demure, soothing and mellow.