1. My aunt said during one frustrating moment when I was working on
her computer, “Oh I can tell you inherited your family’s happy
gene”. “What?” I said. She said, “You are humming In spite of how
frustrating this gets". I know what she means. It is not like I am
Pollyanna. It is just very hard for life vicissitudes to knock me
off keel. So I would I would say my “level personality” is one of
my best traits.
2. Recently, around the break table at work, the guys were
discussing the current movies and which one they and their wives
would go to on the weekend. One fellow lamented about having to go
see a “chick flick”. I asked him what he meant. He said “You know,
“boo-hoo-hoo.” I thought how strange it must be to avoid emotions
so much, that the only way they show up is in disgust or anger. I
never have been an emotionless “hard male,” I have always been an
emotion filled “soft male.”
Sure, I go to “chick flicks” and yes I cry. So I would say my
emotional capacity is another of my best traits.
3. Along with that “softer side” of me, comes a break from gender
roles as well. When talking to my buddy about a new desert I was
making for a family pot-luck, he said sarcastically “Gee, someday
you’ll make a great wife.” Now don’t get me wrong, I can turn a
wrench and fix my car, but I don’t limit myself to gender roles. I
follow my passions.