Sunday, April 01, 2012

Are Your Obsessions Societally Useful?

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I had no intention of turning my personality disorder into a career.

Consider my resume:

“Obsessive compulsive anal retentive control freak attention whore who over-thinks everything and has zero patience, no social filter, limited work experience and no organizational skills who can’t follow simple directions, can’t share, doesn’t work well with others and has serious identity issues.”

Get that man a corner office.

But that’s what happens when you hire yourself. You have no choice but to leverage your limitations. You play the ball where it lies and make the most of what you've got. Otherwise you go out of business.

This approach has served me well. By creatively channeling my liabilities, by making good use of everything that I am, I’ve made money, made a difference and made a name for myself, while having a lot of fun in the process. Everything I got made fun of for, I now get paid for.

I wonder what the world would look like if more people embraced the entirety of their personalities, not just their strengths.

Perhaps our obsessions could become societally useful.

What personality disorders could you leverage?

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