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Old 10-04-2012, 01:11 PM   #1
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Spinoff thread - what can/can't you do that defies gender stereotypes?

This was inspired by the multi-tasking thread. Unlike most women, I cannot multi-task at all. In addition, I am hopeless at the following:

Party planning
Decorating
Socializing, talking to people
Organizing
Cleaning
Cooking

If it weren't for the fact that I hate sports and love makeup, clothes and jewelry I think I'd have to turn in my girl card. Interestingly, on the Myers-Briggs test I am an INTP which is very unusual for a woman. That explains a lot, I guess.

What about you - what traits do you have that are uncharacteristic for your gender?
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:30 PM   #2
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Most women have nice handwriting. Mine is like a third grade boys. I was always envious of girls who had that dainty handwriting.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:36 PM   #3
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I hate to shop. I especially hate trying on clothes. Oddly, I like clothes/fashion, but it's a huge chore for me to actually go out and try on new clothes and buy them.

I have a penchant for low brow humor. I love smart, witty humor just as much, but I love stupidity, too (think Adam Sandler or worse, LOL).
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:39 PM   #4
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I hate to shop. I especially hate trying on clothes. Oddly, I like clothes/fashion, but it's a huge chore for me to actually go out and try on new clothes and buy them.

I have a penchant for low brow humor. I love smart, witty humor just as much, but I love stupidity, too (think Adam Sandler or worse, LOL).
Same here.

I also love to cook but am not the best at it. I also really stink at styling my own hair. I can straighten it, scrunch it or put it in a ponytail but that's it.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:33 AM   #5
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I hate to shop. I especially hate trying on clothes. Oddly, I like clothes/fashion, but it's a huge chore for me to actually go out and try on new clothes and buy them.

I have a penchant for low brow humor. I love smart, witty humor just as much, but I love stupidity, too (think Adam Sandler or worse, LOL).
Same here, I dislike shopping for most everything.

Love me some low brow humor, be it The Three Stooges or any slapstick.
And as movies and books go, I love spy movies, thrillers or sci-fi, and hate chick flicks (exception is Bridesmaids- slapstick!)

I love doing yard work, I can change the oil in the car and change a tire
(as any woman who drives SHOULD know how to do). I also have no problem driving across the country by myself (several women I know would never dream of driving 3 hours away without a man!?)
I hate dressing up, jewelery, fancy makeup, fancy purses and all those other "girlie" trappings.
I love antique cars and camping.

The thing that keeps me from turning in my woman card is the fact I love to decorate, go antiquing, I watch HGTV all day long, and I spend time online perusing Pinterest and Decorating Blogs.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:02 PM   #6
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Most women have nice handwriting. Mine is like a third grade boys. I was always envious of girls who had that dainty handwriting.
My hand writing is terrible, I had to fill out forms for my son's preschool and I was embarrassed!
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:17 PM   #7
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-Can't cook. Have no interest in cooking.
-No interest in make-up. (I love to shop, love fashion. But make-up simply does not interest me. I wear lipstick and that's it.)
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:27 PM   #8
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My hand-writing is bad, and I just don't care about cleaning and "keeping" a home.

I'm not good at cooking but I enjoy it. I collect handbags and wear make-up daily.

The on thing I have ZERO talent in is decorating.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:10 AM   #9
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It might be quicker for me to list the few things I do that fit gender stereotypes. I hate to shop, pretty much live in jeans & tees, never wear jewelry other than my wedding set and matching solitaire earrings, don't do "chick flicks", don't want my DH to bring me flowers, seldom wear makeup or do anything more than brush or ponytail my hair, don't care for entertaining unless you mean a BBQ or other very casual occasion, don't carry a purse much less spend big bucks on designer bags, and hate gossip/"girl talk".

I love baseball, action/suspense/sci-fi movies, gaming, and anything techie. I enjoy working in the yard, am perfectly capable of fixing my own cars (though I do draw the line at my minivan, everything is just too cramped and too much hassle), and am rather good at many household repairs/improvements. But I do enjoy cooking, especially with food I've grown, and sewing so I'm not entirely without feminine traits.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:54 AM   #10
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I am not a girly girl and have lots of mixed qualities I guess. I adore shopping but my absolute favorite store is Lowe's or other home improvement place. Not big into shoes or purses and usually wear the same jewelry. I can functionally cook, can't sew and don't enjoy entertaining. I do love decorating and baking.

The tools in the house are mine and my recent project was replacing the flooring in 2 rooms. I also do lights and faucets and painting. Hopefully I will learn to tile one day. DH can't fix anything and is of the mind that he'd rather pay someone to do it.

I love a good chick flick or book but not the really sappy ones. DH loves sappy movies like Sleepless in Seattle, etc. but he also likes action movies. He has also learned to functionally cook since we've been married - mainly cause he didn't like how I made some stuff.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:31 PM   #11
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Love sports. Hate shopping, especially for clothes. Makeup is pretty minimal. If a hair style takes longer than 5 minutes to accomplish, forget it except on the rarest of occasions. Cannot stand 99.5% of chick flicks or chick lit. Have never read, seen or have the slightest interest in Twilight or 50 Shades of Grey (Gray?). Not a fan of Valentine's Day, even though I'm in a happy, healthy relationship. More excited when I get new running shoes than 'girly' shoes. (With the exception of boots. I LOVE my boots. ) Always was hopelessly inept at flirting, (lucky for me, fiance was flirty enough for the both of us. ) Excited to get married, but absolutely DREADING planning the wedding.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:35 PM   #12
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I also hate shopping for clothing. I call my style "13-year-old boy" - t-shirt, jeans (although I like them to fit, not hang halfway down my butt because they're 10 sizes too big) and Converse Chuck Taylor hi-tops.

When I do go shopping, it consists of doing one lap around the outer aisle and declaring "I don't see anything."

I also can't stand chick flicks. Give me a nice action or sci-fi movie any day.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:35 PM   #13
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I hate shopping for clothes, too. My husband had to badger me to go last time because most of my clothes had holes. Antique places, flea markets, and thrift stores are fun because I like decorating.

I'm the one that fixes things around the house and the tools are, mostly, mine. Plumbing, carpentry, etc. He'll put up light fixtures, but insists I help even though I bug him!
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:43 PM   #14
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I'm another one who hates shopping. And I wouldn't wear makeup at all, except that I work in a school and I don't want to scare anyone. Oh, and I hate decorating. I do not have one single picture on the walls.

On the other hand, I can hitch my camper, tow it over the mountains, set it up and take it down. A lot of people think a woman can't do all that, but it's a piece of cake once you learn how.
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