What kind of person are you?

There are three groups of people

The first group are brilliant – in everything – everything comes easy to them, nothing is too hard. They don’t even have to try, however, there is a flaw. They cannot handle failure. It is hard for them to contemplate that they can fail – at anything.

The second group work really hard – and if it does not work the first time, they learn from their mistakes and keep going. They are good people and they can even handle failure.

The third group are very capable of being very successful if they want to. If they decide to do anything, it is because they have to not because they care, if they don’t, it is because they don’t want to. They are mostly oblivious to success and failure – marching to the beat of their own drum.

What struck me about this very specific demarcation of people was that it was explained to me by my 11 year old based on his experience with life. Interestingly his Dad falls in the first category, his sister, who is his hero, is in the second category and his mom and he both fall in the third category. He also gave examples of some of the other people he knows and I have to say he is right on the money.

Now I am not sure whether I should be upset about being put in the 3rd category or impressed with his observation and logic.

So which group are you in?

2 Responses to “What kind of person are you?”

  1. Manoj says:

    Amazing observation. extremely insightful. I fall in category 2 and wifey falls half-half in categories 1&3.

  2. Word Dancer says:

    According to him, most people fall half and half in any category. It was interesting to hear his perspective though.