Question of the Week #203

Relative to the population at large, how do you rate your physical attractiveness? Your intelligence? Your personality?

I’m pretty sure I’m utterly average in all three of these areas.

In a recent job interview, one of the interviewers pointed out that I am horrible at bragging on myself. So even if I found myself to be above average in looks, smarts, or personality, I would be hesitant to even own it.

But, really… I wouldn’t even put myself in the top 50%. I’m just not that attractive, I can admit it. I don’t know what my IQ is, but I know I got 1050 on my SATs back in the day. That’s not a great score. I do consider myself a cesspool of useless knowledge. But just because I’m able to retain pointless trivia doesn’t necessarily mean I’m intelligent, right? And then there’s the personality… You’d think it doesn’t exist if you didn’t already know me very well.

But who wants to really get to know me on a personal level if your first impression is of an ugly dum-dum who has the personality of a brick?

What about you? Where do you rank yourself as far as physical appearance, intelligence, and personality go? Let me know down in the comments!

*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

3 thoughts on “Question of the Week #203

  1. Someone said that in a job interview? What an asshole. I don’t know if they’re just plain being a jackass or just trying to make the interview as hard as possible, but that’s a real asshole way of doing a job interview – trying to intimidate and throw off a candidate by making them fear telling the truth,

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    • No, no… she meant it in a good way. Mostly… She’s someone I’ve worked for up until recently who’s wanting me to come and work for her again. She was just letting the other interviewer know that there are a lot of aspects of myself/my abilities that I’m better at than I let on. And she’s right, I really don’t brag on myself at all. When I do, I say it as if I’m being sarcastic, which I’m sure is stupid on my part. I don’t know if that’s just me trying to be humble or if I’m trying to lower expectations, that way when I over-deliver, they’re pleasantly surprised.

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