365 Day Blog Post Challenge 2019
271. What would you consider your best characteristic?
I have never really been good at talking about my own good qualities. Questions like this make me slightly uncomfortable. I’m not one that is able to boast about myself, which can often be a downfall, at least in corporate America. I do horrible in interviews when asks questions about what I consider to be my best qualities. I also have a hard time at the end of the year when we have to complete a self review of ourselves. This is the time we are supposed to write about all the great things we we’ve accomplished and why we deserve a good ranking (raise). I envy people (like my husband) who can easily talk about their best qualities. It shows a sense of confidence that I’ve just never possessed.
With that being said, if I really had to say what I thought my best characteristic was, it would have to be reliability.
The definition of reliability is “the quality of being trustworthy or of performing consistently well”. When it comes to work, one of my strongest characteristics is reliability. I am one of those people that feels guilty when I have to call in sick to work (even when I am really sick). I am also one of those workers that will work from home through a sick day because I know there are things that I promised to get completed. I take pride in my work performance, so when I do something, I make sure that it is done consistently well. Part of the stress I’ve been having the last few weeks about this upcoming surgery is that I will be out of work for 6-8 weeks. Due to my need to be a reliable worker, I’ve been working 12 hour days and weekends to try and get my work caught up to a point that I feel comfortable leaving (even though I already plan on bringing work home to do during my recover time). I’ve promised myself that I will take the time I need to heal, but if I’m just stuck in bed or on the couch for weeks on end, I might as well be productive while doing it.