I was driving home with my boyfriend and friend of ours when she asked us what we thought our biggest flaws were. I think that I am quite a self-aware person and spend time each day assessing my behavior and thoughts and trying to course correct where I feel I’m not doing as well. I can’t say I know everything about myself, but I definitely know where I fall short. My boyfriend immediately mentioned two things about himself that he can be at times, but are definitely not major issues for him. He has many flaws, like any other adult, but being impatient and irritable are not even in his top 10. He’s probably one of the most patient people I know and is much, much less irritable than I am. My friend similarly picked a couple of very generic qualities that you might offer up in a job interview and I was surprised at the lack of self-awareness I had just watched displayed in front of me.
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