I have come up with a list of the top five things I believe people often mistakenly think they are good at.
How often do you see terrible drivers on the road? Maybe this depends on where you live and what your standards of normal driving habits are, but I see people doing dumb things on the roads constantly. Sure, everyone makes mistakes while driving, but how often? I rarely make a blunder as major as being in a left only turn lane and staying in the lane but going straight instead of turning resulting in almost crashing into the person in the correct lane going straight. Or how about hitting a pedestrian? Are these regular occurrences for people? Am I in the minority here? I see this shit way too often to lead me to believe that the vast majority of people are good drivers who occasionally make a mistake. Oh yeah, and there's the whole driving with someone who is a fucking lunatic behind the wheel and consistently makes poor decisions in various driving situations. People rarely admit they are bad drivers considering how many people actually are.
Even the most inexperienced intimacy student seems to think they have it all figured out. This is more targeted toward straight men because these are the people I have to hear from about their secret move that causes 873 straight orgasms for their lucky female companion. Hell, even if it's just foreplay, all the guys seem to think they know exactly what a woman wants. They know how to get ANY girl in the mood before they pummel her with their wide variety of sexual maneuvers. By the way, you're not Mystery (see below). If someone really has this shit all figured out it is probably only figured out for one girl. Women tend to not all be the same. At least I can acknowledge the fact that everyone is different and wants/enjoys different things. But if you're a guy who doesn't even know where to stick it in, just stop pretending because I'm not impressed.
Mystery. It surely is a mystery how this fuzzy hat wearing asshole gets all the ladies.
#3 Having Good Taste in Music
I'll admit that this one is tough to prove. Everyone has their favorite musicians but that does not mean that other people will like what you like. Have you ever been hanging out with someone who insists you listen to all of their favorite songs? I hope not, because I have and it's fucking torture. I'm not trying to say that everyone else likes shitty music or anything, but far too many people think that other people should like what they do. A puzzled look takes shape on their face when you (as politely as possible) shake your head in dissatisfaction at their latest attempt to make you bob your head and tap your foot to the beat of a boring song.
#2 Having a Good Sense of Humor
Yeah, this one is kind of similar to the music one in the sense that everyone has their own personal preference and nobody's preference is necessarily better than anyone else's. The problem here is not even trying to prove whether or not a person's sense of humor is in alignment with yours, but if they think they know good comedy and you are at fault if you disagree. It's like the music scenario above. The only thing worse than sitting around with someone listening to bad music is sitting around with someone watching dumbass Youtube videos. I've sat through so many horrible, horrible Youtube comedy videos. There is an endless stream of this foul shit spouting out of the internet that turns a normal person into a toddler suffering from a giggle fit. It's so hit or miss and usually if you show someone an obscure video they don't feel like watching in the first place, it's a miss.
#1 Being a Good Judge of Character
I believe honesty is usually the best policy, but it often goes too far. Think of all the times you have heard someone talking about what they think of someone else. Every fucking day, right? Whether it's someone they have known for decades or someone they have just met, people tend to think they always have a good "feel" for someone. This is why first impressions often stick, people think they know other people. This always boggles my mind. A human being is a complex creature that cannot be predictable or fully understood. People do irrational shit all the time. It's hard to understand why people do the things that they do and maybe we should just not try because it usually seems pointless. I just had an idea for an experiment. I should interview all of my coworkers on their impressions and understanding of each other. Most of these people will not know how old each other are but will be able to tell you a shitload about little things they have done that point to whether or not they are a good person. Maybe that one time Jessica told Bill that he needed to match his socks with his shoes prompted Bill to think of Jessica as a cold-hearted, insensitive, nosy, bossy, scum of the earth bitch.
Edit: I called Mystery a fuzzy fat wearing asshole by accident. Sorry Mystery.