Window Washer/Host, Acoustic Cafe, Channel 22
"Excitability. Bosses criticize me, I'm trying to defend myself, I start talking fast, my eyes pop out and my voice goes up a notch or two. It scares people, but I don't do it to intimidate. It's like something I don't have any control over. I'm pretty mellow right now."
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.