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List What You Feel Are Your Negative Traits

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Exercise 1:

List what you feel are your negative traits. Write a paragraph for each trait that identifies the trait and explains why you consider it to be a negative trait. Each paragraph should be at least 50 words. Try to come up with at least 5 or more.(If you don't feel you have any negative traits, tell me why you feel this way in at least 100 words. Then list 5 negative traits that you perceive in others.)

a. Daring; to be honest, I’m pretty daring. Even my younger sister worries for me sometimes for being daring. I might be aqua phobic, but that won’t stop me from walking on the edge of the roof. I like to take risk, and usually it is when I'm trying something new. I find interest in trying new things.

b. Pessimistic; most of
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Annoyed; I get easily annoyed. The simplest things can annoy me, such as the house being too loud, or my sister snoring in the middle of the night. I also dislike it when people don’t pay attention to what I’m saying or don’t think I am joking when I clearly have a straight face on. I abhor dirty places as well as when my clothes get dirty.

Exercise 2:

Now, it's time to get creative. Using the above list, let's make your negative traits into positive ones. For instance, being overly critical, or a perfectionist, is actually a great trait if you are an editor. How can you turn your negatives into positives? List your negative trait and how it can be used in a positive way.

a. Daring; I feel like this could come in handy when you are in a difficult situation and need to action immediately. Your daring actions could save lives.

b. Pessimistic; Being pessimistic could come in handy if you’re a CEO and want your company to be perfect. You always want your workers to work harder to become more successful.

c. Shy; Being shy could help you not say things that might get you in trouble. You can refrain from saying something unintentional.

d. Annoyed; I feel like being annoyed by something is a good way to show someone you don’t like it. They will probably stop doing it
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