What is this an interview? There's a reason I've never gotten hired without a friend getting the job for me (or pretending to be someone else, in the case of my current job): inability to answer questions like this.
I think it's hard to really analyze what my "best" and "worst" traits are. I may be smarter than the average bear, but how much has that improved my life in practical terms? The fact that I got a scholarship to college is nice, but maybe if I hadn't been labeled as a "bright mind" so early in my life, I would have gone to professional school instead of college and could be a skilled electrician right now. You know, someone useful when the revolution/nuclear apocalypse comes.
But that's part of the question. That's why it's intentionally vague. The things you list as 'best' and 'worst' are also traits that you personally assign positive or negative value to.
I'm not sure if everyone has the ability to analyze themselves, though. Some people certainly seem unaware of their weaknesses, but they have to be at least sub-consciously aware, right? Maybe not.
I also think ambition and drive are a much bigger factor in 'success' than intelligence, but that's another discussion.
It's very possible that no one will answer this question. Perhaps I'm the only person who finds this kind of stuff fascinating (and feels okay about sharing it), but it really helps you get to know people beyond, you know, silly quips and opinions on video games.
(I also like asking people how they would identify or describe themselves. Some people describe themselves in terms of their job, others nationality, religion, family status, etc.)
I'm honestly not sure what I could state as "good" qualities for me. I only know bad ones, lol! I mean, I'm kinda carefree and laid-back, but that can be seen as bad by a lot of people. I'm also incredibly lazy. And I procrastinate like none other.
I dunno. This is hard. I'm going to have to think about this and come back later.
Bad: Immature Non-committal Lazy Dickish Undependable Cut people off during conversations Don't do small talk Afraid of success Don't follow directions Emotionally detached Don't finish what I start Socially anxious sometimes Get depressed easily Talk about penises too much (this is different than Dickish) Don't want to sleep when I'm awake and don't want to wake when I'm asleep Grumpy in the morning Morally unsound
@Jargon I was thinking interview too, but but only because he gave the interview response to bad traits. You know, like when they ask you about your negative traits and you go "sometimes I get so into my work I work TOO hard..."
There's no point of doing good. Everyone's just going to say that they're a genius, incredibly hilarious, and have a wholesome, well-balanced moral compass. All of which are clearly lies. As so...
Philosophical ascetic master formulated the trifecta of hilarious irony, insanity, and creativity into a practically applicable form Willing to make nigh-ridiculous sacrifices for the greater good
too lazy and incompetent to actually accomplish anything Incapable of speaking in a way that people can understand will randomly stop caring in the middle of any undertaking, and stop entirely, regardless of progress
Good: I don't mind settling for less if it's not important. There's some word for it... starts with a "C" I think, but I can't remember. Usually drop whatever I'm doing to help a fellow coworker out, which seems to make me likable as a coworker (dunno about as a person). I have good attention to detail.
Bad: I'm easily provoked. Terrible memory at times (I still don't know what the "C" word is). I have good attention to detail (got provoked recently, and the guy though he was clever by telling me my first and last name, and the state in which I lived, and made a comment on my picture [yet another fat joke], no doubt through my facebook page in some silly attempt to intimidate me. I took it a step further and, w/o any social networking info, found his full name, city and state, place of employment, and car make and model. Never did anything with it, as he wisely let it drop and went about his business. ..... not that I'd actually do anything on the offensive, though I do prefer to know more about someone who's potentially threatening than they do me).