My wife and I recently started watching the show Hung. In the show everyone in a class had to go find that one thing that you are really good at. In the show the guy’s special talent is that he has a really big dick but um hopefully we’ll get different answers here.
Well that is a really random premise for a show! But a great topic came for the forum came out of it.
One thing I am good at is public speaking. I enjoy speaking in front of a group of people, whether it is a few or hundreds. The funny thing is that I am an introvert by nature.
I am really good at mentoring and teaching. I am patient and very capable at pitching subject matter in such a manner that the person I am speaking to can grasp it easier.
Everyone has mental “hooks” or an experiential framework by which they process new information. I feel that I am able to subconsciously identify that framework and fit information into it when working with people.
It is actually a pity that I have not taught anything in 15 years other than my kids.
Over the last few years I’ve come to realize that I’m pretty good at troubleshooting, especially when it comes to software development. I love encountering random problems or situations and overcoming those hurdles. Sometimes it takes a while but it also puts me in a position where i can help my fellow colleagues with similar issues they encounter, because I’ve encountered those problems before and i would know how to resolve it.
Oh man, I wish I had your skill. I am innately a creative person which makes me a pretty good manual UI front end web tester but now I have to write software tests to test the same website UI front end with some dips into the DB. I spend most of my time actually debugging my own code more than writing it. I REALLY suck at problem solving code.
I really wish I could use some kind of AI that would understand what I mean instead of a library that says: NO! to a misplaced comma or bracket.
Uhm. Doing nothing? Is that a skill?
I honestly don’t know what I’m really good at. According to tests I did when I was younger I have a natural aptitude for languages which is why I went to study Language Practice. I worked in the field for about a year in-between studies (doing proofreading and translation of school textbooks), but it did nothing for me. I might have an aptitude for it, but that doesn’t mean I automatically have an interest or passion for it.
I have been playing guitar for a couple of years now (which in itself is an achievement for me), but I won’t say I’m really good at. Maybe slightly better than shit is more accurate.
I’m also the office’s “What if?” guy. I’m sure they hate it when i’m in a meeting with them because I’ll be the one person asking “What if this happens or when you do this what are the consequences of it” when they provide their solutions to problems or when they request new features in applications. Sometimes annoy myself when i code because I’ll be doing the same thing to myself
My talent is fooooooooooood! Im a decent cook
Otherwise I dont know what I am good at
I’m a bit of a jack of all trades master of none.
In all seriousness I have a broad range of skills, but none outshine other people.
Maybe one defined skill is my soutie braai skills which are pretty dam good
I have a really big dick
I wondered if someone would say that.
Same here, but for me it goes “jack of all trades, master of none. Sometimes better than master of one”
I’m also a bit this way - I pick up a skill or learn quite quickly but don’t necessarily excel at it. Despite the way that people use the term “jack-of-all trades” as a criticism, the original saying is actually a positive one:
The complete saying was originally “A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.” Formerly intended as a compliment, the phrase means that a person is a generalist rather than a specialist, versatile and adept at many things.
Does having patience count?
Also a jack of all trades i never seem to be able to stick to one thing.
I would agree with you but i don’t know what this ‘patience’ is you talk off
the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.
… can you buy it?
I wanted to post this yesterday already.
I’m pretty good at procrastination.
im good at not being organised
Talking/dealing with old people. Apparently some people struggle with the concept of either just chatting to older people or with troubleshooting tech stuff with them. They seem to like me and generally talk a LOT when they’re a client of ours. I’ve been told some people get visibly annoyed or just have an air of disdain etc., whereas i show patience apparently.
I’m also really good at actually obeying traffic laws. Like even basic ones like indicating (be it at 3am and noone around) or stopping when light goes orange so that car in front can turn right.