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    Cricketer Of The Year Manee's Avatar
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    Quick poll - participation appreciated

    Hi,

    Got a quick poll up. Would appreciate voting Yes or No. I'm not hoping to stimulate a discussion, I'm just interested in the results for a reason which is pretty uninteresting. Please do not look at the results before voting.

    Q. I try too hard in life to impress others.

    Thank you.

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    EDIT: Don't read much into what 'too hard' means, it isn't the point of the poll.
    Last edited by Manee; 27-07-2012 at 04:03 PM.
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    Answer would've been different 15 years ago

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    Well surely everyone tries as hard as they think is necessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Answer would've been different 15 years ago
    Wasn't the point of the thread to decide things like this but am interested anyway to know what you think the consensus will be now, what you think it would be then and why.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Well surely everyone tries as hard as they think is necessary?
    Not necessarily. Some have a short term compulsion to do more than they feel upon long term reflection is required.

    BTW, current results are not what I expected. Though the CW community may be an anomaly in that regard.
    Last edited by Manee; 27-07-2012 at 05:57 PM.


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    I do, I'm just very impatient with it.

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    I voted no. I hope you all think more highly of me now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manee View Post
    Wasn't the point of the thread to decide things like this but am interested anyway to know what you think the consensus will be now, what you think it would be then and why.

    On reflection that wasn't very well expressed - I said no, but 15 years would have said yes, because I was a nice bloke then trying to make my way in the world - I'm a cynical old **** these days

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    It would have been interesting to know how different the results to this poll would've been if it was public, for reasons NUFAN kind of touched on.
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    I tried to vote and it crashed my browser. For a while, I thought Manee had set it up to crash browsers in order to look cooler.
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    Voted no. I do have a cloying need to be liked*, which I consider one of my biggest character flaws (and it faces some effing stiff competition too), but I'm generally more likely to have to reign myself in rather than actively trying to impress people as I come across as a smug know-it-all without too much effort.

    *Except for by the very few people I think are ****s.
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    When I was younger I tried to be everything to everyone, and I was pretty charismatic as well.

    As I got older (married, had kids etc) I realized I cared a lot about impressing people when it didn't really matter. Now I focus on a couple of particular things I am really good at, and forget the rest. Happier now too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    On reflection that wasn't very well expressed - I said no, but 15 years would have said yes, because I was a nice bloke then trying to make my way in the world - I'm a cynical old **** these days
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    I honestly thought the majority would answer 'yes'. I just the phrasing was something that everyone thought they did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    On reflection that wasn't very well expressed - I said no, but 15 years would have said yes, because I was a nice bloke then trying to make my way in the world - I'm a cynical old **** these days
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    This.
    yeah this too, got worse as I've got older, probably was never particularly nice though...
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