Clerk, U.S. Postal Service
"Procrastination, because it's an easy habit and easy habits are hard to break. It goes along with the path of least resistance: That laundry staring you in the face -- how long has it been there? Well, it can just wait until tomorrow. See? It's easy to be a procrastinator. You have to have discipline not to be one, and I don't think that comes natural to most people. It's something you have to teach yourself."
Registrar, Lackluster Academy for the Dysfunctional
"It's a toss-up between being a lovable drunkard and lusting for big-legged women."
Loadmaster, Air Control Flight,
U.S. Air Force Reserve
"Being a smartass. I love to catch people off guard with a question or comment and watch their reaction. If I have to pick myself up off the ground, I've succeeded."
Harry Byrne, O.P.
Assistant Professor, Aquinas Institute,
St. Louis University
"My compulsive nature to get things done. It's a flaw, not a sin."
Waitress/Student, Patricia Stevens College
"I'm way too emotional -- I'm an ENFP on the Myers-Briggs scale -- and it's to the point now where I'm swayed by other people's emotions. I end up doing things for other people because I don't want to hurt their feelings. But it won't change, because it's who I am. Think I'm a weirdo?"
Read Part 1, from the week of January 3, 2001.
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