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What's your slightly impressive skill/talent/ability?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Daydreamer, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. tlc

    tlc The Mackinac Bridge and U.P. is my happy place.

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    Nice! Do you have the Rubiks Magic glass puzzles? I still have mine from when I was 8 and 9.
     
  2. Mia

    Mia Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I'm good in emergencies. Have saved four different people's lives, a young child who almost drowned after she hit her head on a rock in a river, a couple in a car accident, a man in a ravine who I found face down in a stream after his car flipped. It's only later that I crash. Likely would have made a good paramedic. React well during those situations, remain calm, and know the basic things to do.
    Last week while cycling I stopped and did first aid on someone who hit his head on a stone barrier, he was bleeding profusely from a head wound caused by the broken piece of plastic on the front of his helmet. I carry a small first aid kit. I stopped the bleeding, and bandaged the wound. He was well enough to cycle to a nearby hospital.
     
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  3. Aspychata

    Aspychata Applying for the here and now....

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    My special talent? Is just being a idiot. I don't have to try too hard either. It seems l have this rare gift. l could write the Idiots for Dummies book series.
     
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    8398 Well-Known Member

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    Drawing. I go back and forth between, wondering if it's practical and appreciating my potential. I'd feel differently if I was good at technical drawings.
    Because I'm passionate about it, I think I'm good at making character designs at this point.
    Sometimes it's hard to appreciate the skill when always looking at art from all over the world constantly. But it makes sense to value my unique vision.
     
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    Baeraad Well-Known Member

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    Apparently those brain-teasers you get in magazines where you have to picture a three-dimensional object in your head and turn it over. I'm weirdly good at those. This rarely comes in handy in real life, where you can just pick the damn thing up and actually turn it over. :p
     
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    Judge Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I suppose being able to consistently and rapidly thin-slice onions with my lightsaber.

    Though it took four kitchen countertops and two evictions to become proficient. :oops:
     
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  7. Mia

    Mia Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I can light a match with my toes:D
     
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  8. Juliettaa

    Juliettaa Black Sheep. Society of One. V.I.P Member

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    I'm great at burning bridges. Trouble is, I don't realise my arsonistic tendencies until it's too late. :confused:

    Work in progress .........

    I'm also very good at falling/tripping over, bumping into door frames, hitting my shins on furniture and I excel in dropping things.

    It's a good job I like the colour purple, as shades of multiple bruises are ever-present in my life.
     
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  9. Monachopia

    Monachopia ...spiral out... keep going. V.I.P Member

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    I'm not too bad at those puzzles either - and it does actually come in useful!! Trying to cram weirdly shaped objects into a small wardrobe visually makes it far more efficient than doing it physically.
     
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  10. Vinca

    Vinca Speaking through Pictures V.I.P Member

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    Overthinking.

    Making paper aeroplanes.
     
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  11. Kirsty

    Kirsty ND

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    Sounds like you’re good at emergencies ‘head on’!
     
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    Was going to write procrastination.
    Excel at procrastination.

    but I'll write it tomorrow.
     
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  13. rubicks52

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    I can draw geometrically perfect stars with any number of points you want.
     
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  14. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

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    Coining words.
    I call that "aerogami."
     
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    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

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    I was able to do that for elementary school spelling bees, but it later gave way to rules-based spelling where I even spelt a word that I had never seen before, "acquiesce."

    I still used the page-view capability years later, however, in Navy tech school.
     
  16. Daydreamer

    Daydreamer Scatterbrained Creative

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    Yeah I can relate to that. I remember doing a fake interview with someone to prepare for future interviews. For the most part it was going well. However, when I went to walk out of the room I tripped over a bin as I walked out the door. Ruined the whole trying to act professional thing.:D:oops:

    Sometimes I apologise to chairs when I walk into them out of habit. When I fall it can be amusing to me to tell others "I meant to do that", "well, the floor had it coming" or "I guess I really am down to Earth". :p
     
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  17. Nervous Rex

    Nervous Rex High-functioning autistic V.I.P Member

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    I seem to be good at finding the most optimally wrong thing to say in a social situation.

    Also very good at realizing it hours later.
     
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  18. Aspychata

    Aspychata Applying for the here and now....

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    l have the patience and skill to cut glass for stain glass art. And l love putting together the intricate pieces. l had a beautiful project of my design of lotus flowers and carp, but divorce sucked it away.
     
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    Aeolienne Well-Known Member

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    I can use chopsticks and wire a three-pin plug (not at the same time, though!)

    Last Saturday I helped put up a gazebo (with one other person for the assembly, plus a third to assist with the effort of hoisting it into place) without any instructions. :D
     
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