I tried to make this a 5x5x5x5 but I’m taking so much time on the dislike/hate part.
- I enjoy learning new skills by applying them. I learn best when under external pressure (I have billed the client already).
- I enjoy explaining things to people because it reassures me the level of knowledge that I have – or don’t have – and it forces me to compose my understanding to something that can be communicated.
- I enjoy seeing problems get solved with constructs of my design.
- I enjoy creating things as part of the process of learning new skills.
- I enjoy seeing my progress in mastery of the skill.
- I like considering new point of views, trying to view something based on another level’s perspective. I ponder a lot; chewing upon thoughts like chewing gum.
- I like talking with other people if we’re talking about concepts or their informed opinions on things and how they’ve come to that opinion.
- I like experiencing new things and learning something about myself in the process.
- I like helping other people by giving them opportunities.
- I like planning out my day, my finances, my food – even though I need to work on the actual following the plan thing.
- I dislike talking about mundane things. Can we just skip the small talk and get on with discussing deep stuff?
- I dislike social media because it’s distracting and it is a huge time and attention sink, not just for me, but also for other people.
- I hate the feeling of lack of resources.
- I hate the feeling of rejection.
- I hate traveling.
- I hate not being able to keep my promises.
I have a love-hate relationship with gaming. I like games because they’re mentally engaging. It triggers my min-max persona a lot. Anyone who’ve played with me will be able to tell you how much I get into games.
But games also triggers a sense of losing control on my part. That I just can’t stop myself. It’s an addiction.
There’s also a sense of waste when I play. I’ve invested so much time and effort into playing and I have nothing to show for my investment.