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Are you personally aware of your strengths and weaknesses?  I know I am.  I'm a super outgoing person, able to communicate with just about anyone, and I absolutely love the fact that I'm able to pull myself back from situations and calmly and rationally look at the pros and cons of any given moment. 

On the negative side?  Rubik's Cube.

In my thirty-something years of attempting them, I have actually never solved one.  Not a single one.  If the world depended upon me solving one, then I have bad news for mankind.

So what's your little known flaw that makes you laugh?  Something that you might call a quirk?  I'd love to hear them in the comments below.

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Posted by Ray Bergman on Jun 25, 2019 9:53 AM America/New_York

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Ray,  I had to laugh when you stated that you can never solve the Rubik's cub dilemma.  I hope it makes you feel better that I can't either.  On the bright side, I said forget it ever since my then 10 year old grandson can solve it in no time at all.  That is when I said I will not TORTURE myself any longer. I try hard to accomplish fixing my weaknesses once I notice them and sometimes I just feel like I don't have the energy.  I am very outgoing as well, but am quiet at times and very reserved.  Probably need to work on that.  Thanks for sharing about the cube.  I am happy that you keep on trying and that is to be an accomplishment to keep on keep'in on.
  • Posted Tue 25 Jun 2019 11:07 AM EDT
Well, I wouldn't call solving a Rubik's Cube a "quirk" necessarily, but I've been pretty good at solving those since I was a teen.  It's just memorizing about 10 patterns and knowing when to use them.  There are many different methods of solving - I only know this one.  So....a quirk of mine?  Hmmmmm.............I can to the Columbo "eye" thing (and so can my 7 and 11-year old, which I find very amazing - and so do they).  Apologies for anyone who doesn't remember Lt. Columbo.
  • Posted Tue 25 Jun 2019 01:08 PM EDT
That I can't ice skate!
  • Posted Tue 25 Jun 2019 01:32 PM EDT
I can't see the image in those random pattern prints that you are supposed to stare at.
  • Posted Tue 25 Jun 2019 05:26 PM EDT
Charlotte Duncan‍ - YES.  Same here.  Close one eye, put your nose on it, Cross your eyes, Do the hokey pokey.  NONE of it helps me.  I've never seen one either.
  • Posted Wed 26 Jun 2019 08:42 AM EDT
I'm with Charlotte Duncan‍! I totally can't see those!
  • Posted Wed 26 Jun 2019 09:05 AM EDT
I can't swim. I like watersports (with life jacket!) and about a million people have tried to teach me and failed. I just sink OK??
  • Posted Wed 26 Jun 2019 11:16 AM EDT
I cannot, for the life of me: 1) wink and 2) say any word that has "oil" in it. Boil? Coil? Foil? Nope, nuh-uh, no way.
  • Posted Wed 26 Jun 2019 01:51 PM EDT
I can drive but I don't!  I know I am terrible at it!
  • Posted Wed 26 Jun 2019 07:32 PM EDT
I can't solve a Rubik's cube or ice skate either.  And I'm a poor dancer.
  • Posted Thu 27 Jun 2019 09:46 AM EDT