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9CatMom
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24 Jul 2007, 8:50 am

Reading
Writing
Good memory
Well-organized at work



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24 Jul 2007, 3:24 pm

skills-
drawing
imitating voices
patience
good memory
common sense (I know this from psychosometric tests I took)
reading and writing
natural charm and wit (ok,I'm getting carried away now )

weak points -
social contact
lack of confidence
life planning
lack of opportunism
perfectionism


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24 Jul 2007, 3:39 pm

collecting. and listening to some hot music :D


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24 Jul 2007, 7:21 pm

Well, your definition of skills is TOO broad for ME, but I will list ones you have listed that apply to me.

programing
electronics
mechanical
drafting/design
reading/writing
SOME musical ability, but not as good as some of you.(guitar/piano)
SOME art capability, but still far from savant.
Calculator in my head, but not fancy/fast.
Hexalingual
Speed reading
Reading upside-down, backwards, and sideways (and also the normal way)
Long term memory
Logic/Abstract systems
Seeing through lies
Large vocabulary
Patience with tasks others would find tedious and repetitive
Usually responsible and able to work with little or no supervision

Non-Skills

sports/competition
social contact
Can be impulsive



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26 Jul 2007, 6:46 pm

I'm very jealous of all you people with special skills, such as, programming, music, reading sideways, and being able to mentally manipulate objects in three dimensions. My fruit fly attention span seems to prevent me from gaining a real proficiency in any one thing.

I have a lot of things that I enjoy and find interesting, but I have only two marketable skills. I'm good at saving money and investing.



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26 Jul 2007, 7:53 pm

I'm damn good at programming (I'm not even 14 yet and I've written a web crawler in PHP, many games, blog systems, a message board, etc). I also have a pretty good memory (So far I have 75 digits of PI memorizes). I am intelligent in general, and good with math.



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26 Jul 2007, 10:13 pm

Computers (all types of OSes, never been too good at programming)
Statistics
Was getting good at guitar until I got carpal tunnel and all that
Experimental Psych and research (told I was the best in years by retiring prof!!)
Seeming like an NT when I need to
Rote memorization/knowledge about military aircraft



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27 Jul 2007, 2:12 am

I have lots of interests... which is probably why I`m not very skilled; I don`t focus on one interest long enough. My only really noticable talent is that I can paint very realistic surface textures (ie. wood, stone, concrete, etc).



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27 Jul 2007, 3:28 am

I compose music too..or i have a good sense of melody..am not good at writing the stuff down....so i am constantly coming up with complicated songs and then forgetting them. I am also a habitual lyricist...and I have been singing since I learned to talk, but am horrible at playing musical instruments/understanding music theory etc...perhaps if I had started at an early age, I'd be at least functional by now...

I am very good (knock on wood) at finding things...I have an almost photographic memory for locating needles in haystacks combined with talented periphrial vision...

um...Making animals out of socks..or general crafty-ness...

graphic design....for flyers/calendars etc...(accidentally wound up with one of my designs on the front of a mass-produced Levi's shirt...(arts in general, I guess)...

I used to obsessively put together these elaborate theme concerts...(the flyer that wound up on the shirt was for one of them..)

I think I am halfway decent at teaching people how to screen print...or teaching any of the things I know how to do..I guess...

I also make a really good vegetarian chili.



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27 Jul 2007, 3:49 am

i have a 4 3/4 octave range on the bass clarinet.

i can sight-read just about anything (and never seen to get any better at it afterwards :x )

i have a knack for re-harmonizing and creatively arranging other people's songs... writing them is a weak point though.

i am very good at organizing objects in practical ways.

i have a good sense of direction and can find nearly any place i've been before.

i make naseating puns.



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27 Jul 2007, 4:02 am

Skills-

-learn languages fast and decent survival level French and Spanish from three years back in high school, if I really need them.

-Well read, decent handle on lit-crit

-much better at math than the general population

-very good at semi-abstract geometrical ideas, like imaginary numbers, probablility vectors, and rotating odd bits of area

-learn quickly by messing around on instruments; I sound pretty passable on electric guitar, folk flute, and piano. Also sing a little; working on learning to read music

-silver level with honors in American and Latin; silver no honors (never did bronze) in International. . . this is ballroom, for you non dance geeks.

-basic jujitsu. . . I won my first tournament. Been doing it less than a year.

- lots of non- ballroom dance, including basic ballet with uber technique.west African dance, some breakdancing, some hip hop, a little belly dancing, a little hula, and salsa. Oh, also yoga. . . want to certify to teach.

-nutrition and personal training

-sustained argument. . . possibly my best.

-lab technique, competence in basic chemistry and biology

-diagnosing phych disorders. Confirmed by professionals, about 90%; other's remain without professional diagnosis. For the record, I think professional phychology is crap, but it's not without any consistency.

-I can beat silly people who have never really played but think they're good at chess

-fashion . . :oops: . . . I was young.

-basic mountaineering

-decent writer

-listening

-travel/vagrancy

-picking apart social whatnot; also drawing people out, one on one, or small groups of people I know well

-articulate speaker

-chocolate selection

-basic cooking

-basic auto maintenance- I change my oil. Oh yeah.

-dealing with child abuse and neglect issues, domestic violence, and depression- semi-professional

-believing my (reliable) intuition

-humble, obviously. And tenacioius. I can also unlock a car door from the outside with my toes and write with both hands- wahoo, I'm wonder woman!

-Kindness. . . I would like to think. Am still working on this one.

-helping friends feel better, especially in troubled times.


anti-skills

Spelling

algebra (the bane of my calculus study. . .)

dealing with noise

dealing with crowds

dealing with stress

acting my age (this improves as I get older. . .)

Relationships/dating

anything more than basic cooking

leaving my house

finding friends

interacting with people enough that I become close enough to them to be comfortable interacting

school. . . sometimes

keeping friends, when I get depressed

mood management

laundry; to some degree, housework

technology of most kinds- if it has buttons, it will probably explode when I touch it

managing time

moderation

family. . . another sometimes.

I'd better stop before this becomes depressing.



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27 Jul 2007, 4:08 am

Because I couldn't let it go. . .

also

used to make 30% of my gross waiting tables, and

can tell what fabric I am touching most of the time without looking at the tag. . . because I'm sure that will make the world a better place.



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27 Jul 2007, 4:16 am

I really don't know. I mean, I guess I can:

read (it took me awhile but I got it)
write (again; I can usually get my point across)
fish (which is a pretty good skill to have)
gardening (fruit trees specifically)
cutting stuff (axe, grass, hedgers, sword, knife and whatever)
ok pistol shot (which has done nothin' for me other than make my ears sixty years older than what they are)
listening to people (it's pretty much all I can do when interacting with people)
I can look after little people/animals
I'm ok at pretty much anything that's physical and requires motor skills



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27 Jul 2007, 8:31 am

Writing creatively
Singing
fire spinning
psychology
spotting and understanding patterns and connections in things
crosswords and word games
Learning languages

I have found, or did find when young, that I was very good at learning to do anything I put my mind to.
It used to annoy people no end that I could pick things up so quickly.



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27 Jul 2007, 8:53 am

magic wrote:

And two "savant" skills: :D

Calculator in my head - not even close in speed or accuracy to Rain Man's :( , but good enough to make people comment.
Compass in my head - sense telling me where North, South, East and West are. I didn't meet anyone yet who would understand what I am talking about. It seems that the rest of homo sapiens species is compass-blind!


I think these are amazing skills to posses!! :D My husband can do the same things(calculator & compass). I have difficulty w/ any math in my head. I have a nonexistant sense of direction, too. :cry:



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27 Jul 2007, 9:11 am

Skills:

"Seeing" what special needs kids are thinking; or the reason behind the behavior.
Writing
Researching
Learning languages
Organization ( It makes me crazy when I come home to my husband's "papers to be filed" pile all over the floor :roll: )
Time management
Yoga, Basketball
Cooking - perfecting previously attempted meals
Photographic memory for finding random items(much like poopylungstuffing mentioned)