This thread is just for fun.
I’ve had some odd personal criticism directed at me in my time. One time, a girl at university once explained that I was “too genuine” for her. Another time, I got denied a promotion at work because I’m “not conventional enough.” In either case, I didn’t bother to hear any further explanation because I decided they were bonkers, but in reality looking back, I’m quite flattered about it, despite having zero clue what either of them mean
Anyone else had similar experiences? Or better yet, stranger criticism about me so I can add to the list?
I didn’t hear this myself. While I was in Italy walking around with my gf, she said this one gay guy walking behind me was checking me out and when my gf joined me he said “what a shame”.
Reminds me of the saying ‘generous to a fault’
It’s like the interview question ‘what’s your weakness’. Answer ‘i work too hard’.
Yeah I suppose, although if anyone actually said it in an interview you’d get an immediate eyeroll
Got to read the level of the interviewer,
I recon about half are good with inane positivity.
I’ve got no hope then!
Interviewer: “What’s your weakness?”
Me: “Too genuine and not conventional enough.”
“Uhhhh, example please?”
I had that question and replied ’ I don’t believe in strengths and weaknesses, you are who you are and you weaknesses are your strengths’
And then looking back at the interviewer I knew I hadn’t got the job.
She was in the ‘im too responsible’ camp
Nice, that’s like the “is the glass half empty or half full?”
“Due to insufficient material requirements analysis, my glass is oversize for my water volume storage requirements.”
Insights from jobs I didn’t get, lol
It’s like baseball, you have to bring your best game.
If you mess up you know you did.
Reading the level of inaness of the interviewer is a critical step in some but obviously not all circumstances
“I’m too honest.”
“I don’t think honesty is a weakness.”
“I don’t give a fuck what you think.”
That’s how it was read
Anyway interviewers that ask questions like that should be fired.
Questions should be focused on the job
First interview I ever had, the guy farted and then apologised for it. I didn’t hear the fart, so I said “What?”
Didn’t get that job. Also, it fuckin stank.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
“In the mirror”
I guess it depends on the interview.
Got to keep some charity for bad interviewers, lol
My mom likes to say “Don’t ask (quasashao) what he thinks because he’ll tell you.”
And what do you think about that?
I think you can’t handle the truth so you resort to snide remarks.
Oops! There I go again.
That seems like an unusually bad answer.