Thankful Tuesdays #12 – My Favorite Personality Trait

Written as part of 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge which I’m attempting this year.


My Favorite Personality Trait

Week 12 – Thankful Tuesdays

I didn’t realize there were specific personality traits till I searched on Google and found the article on Wikipedia. The five personality traits abbreviated to OCEAN – Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism. So which would be my favorite personality trait, I wondered. Honestly, I like a balance among the five. And I feel that there is a balance of the five in my life, for which I am thankful.

I’m thankful that I am able to appreciate the art of writing, and writing poetry. It has helped me to get to this point in my life. I’m thankful for that curiosity and frankness that has, at times, helped me to understand my friends better and know their state of mind.

I’m thankful that I am meticulous in certain things, because it has helped me to focus on that and do it justice than be crowded over by what others try to push on me and that work. If not, it’d be like being stuck in a traffic jam… inching ahead, but not sure when the destination would be reached.

I’m thankful that I’m able to talk freely with my friends. They don’t douse that energy and help me to be me. I’m thankful that they help me to know my limits too. They tell me when I cross a line if I do so inadvertently. From an introvert many years back, to this version, I’ve grown a lot. I’m glad for that.

I’m thankful that I’m able to get along with others. I don’t quite see the point in picking up fights, being worried for the future or being suspicious where it isn’t needed. I believe that things are meant to go well, but I accept that circumstances may affect that adversely. It doesn’t change that it could later change for the better too.

I’m thankful that I don’t need to bottle emotions that aren’t positive. I’m human, not a robot that has a smile painted on its face to remain so 24/7. I go from happy to sad in few seconds if something bothers me, and vice-versa too when something happens to cheer me up. If I’m wronged for any reason, I get angry, easily. Put me under a strict time control and push me to my edge, I’ll show it in my demeanor than continue smiling. A negative vibe doesn’t always mean the thinking has to only be negative after that.

So yes, I’m thankful to have a bit of each trait than a whole lot of one and none of the other. It shows I’m human, and feel what’s happening around me.

(© 24th March 2015)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

6 thoughts on “Thankful Tuesdays #12 – My Favorite Personality Trait”

  1. 🙂 You get angry fast?! Really??

    You are a really nice guy. That’s rare to come by in this world. Stay the way you are 🙂

    I do wonder how drab and boring life must be for those who cannot appreciate the beauty of poetry and the written word. They are missing out on so much!

    We are blessed in that sense I guess 🙂

    Interesting post. I never knew that there are categories to a personalty… Thank you Leo, for sharing 🙂

    • It depends on how the person pushes me, Pooja. If it’s past a line, then yes, I get angry really quickly.

      Will try not to change 🙂 But change is again something that’s constant 😛 so can’t know till I know!!

      Poetry, maybe maybe not 😀 But I agree that it must be boring if they can’t appreciate a novel. O_o

      I didn’t know either 😛 Was wondering what was meant by personality “trait” so had googled 😀
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  2. Well, with the little interaction that we have had, I feel you’re quite balanced. You’ve confessed that you get angry quickly, and I am one such person too , depending on how and how much someone pushes me.
    People who don’t appreciate the written word do not know what they’re missing, till they take the pains to read. That’s something I’m glad for, too, that I love reading.

    Waiting for your AtoZ stories, Vins 🙂
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