Spinoff thread - what can/can't you do that defies gender stereotypes?

Discussion in 'Community Board' started by KimR, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. KimR

    KimR DIS Veteran<br><font color=teal>Needs to lay off t

    Sep 30, 2001
    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
    Socializing, talking to people

    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?
  2. diesel

    diesel DIS Veteran

    Jul 9, 2005
    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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  4. Music City Mama

    Music City Mama DIS Veteran

    Dec 31, 2009
    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).
  5. Soldier's*Sweeties

    Soldier's*Sweeties DIS Veteran

    Apr 3, 2009
    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.
  6. SAHDad

    SAHDad DIS Veteran

    Jan 15, 2009
    I'm a stay-at-home dad. By choice. ;)
  7. brookmey

    brookmey DIS Veteran

    Jun 27, 2009
    I can't cook and I hate doing it. I love to shop, but I'm not into clothes or makeup. I absolutely love college football and always sit with the guys when we're at football parties so I can actually watch the game.
  8. ilovemk76

    ilovemk76 DIS Veteran

    Oct 20, 2010
    I am so not a girly girl. I can work on cars, repair the house and basically anything that is considered a "guy thing". I can cook, clean and run a household but I would hate to stay home all day.

    This is me to a tee. http://www.personalitypage.com/ENTJ.html
  9. shinysparklybubbles

    shinysparklybubbles DIS Veteran

    Feb 1, 2010
    My hand writing is terrible, I had to fill out forms for my son's preschool and I was embarrassed!
  10. Andtototoo

    Andtototoo DIS Veteran

    Nov 23, 2010
    -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.)
  11. Handbag Lady

    Handbag Lady Disneyland Bride 2000

    Jun 15, 2005
    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.
  12. kolohe_lady

    kolohe_lady Princess, nuthin'! I wanna be Queen!

    May 25, 2010
    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. :rotfl:) Excited to get married, but absolutely DREADING planning the wedding.:scared:
  13. apirateslifeforme

    apirateslifeforme The Next Mrs. Simon LeBon

    Aug 18, 2003
    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.
  14. alex9179

    alex9179 DIS Veteran

    Aug 17, 2010
    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!
  15. minkydog

    minkydog DIS Cast Member

    Dec 8, 2004
    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. :upsidedow Oh, and I hate decorating. I do not have one single picture on the walls.:scratchin

    On the other hand, I can hitch my camper, tow it over the mountains, set it up and take it down. :thumbsup2 A lot of people think a woman can't do all that, but it's a piece of cake once you learn how.
  16. Cindy B

    Cindy B <font color=blue>Have taken some furniture polish

    Oct 8, 2000
    I hate to shop. I'm not big on clothing, makeup or anything like that. I don't like jewelry either.

    I like cars and some gadgets. One of my favorite presents from my husband was a new set of hubcaps for my car.
  17. 2girls4me

    2girls4me DIS Veteran

    Oct 14, 2010
    Hosting any kind of party whatsoever.


  18. Buckalew11

    Buckalew11 2013 1/2 Marathon Finisher!!! Woohoo!!

    Oct 15, 2004
    I also hate to shop.

    I have a few simple pieces of jewelry and that's all I'm interested in. I am not into shoes or handbags.

    I, of course, like hair, the interest in makeup is waning (eek!) but I still wear it everyday but it is natural and minimal. I do not care for fashion anymore--enjoyed it in the beginning of my career but am just not into it anymore. People are always surprised I'm a hairdresser, lol, they say "You do not LOOK like the typical hairdresser." I just say "thank you." ;)

    I like decorating to a point but when I'm done, I'm done. It can be too stressful.

    I love sports (esp. basketball) and like to play tennis and am learning to be a "runner." :)

    I used to hate cooking in my 20's but in my 40's, I have LOVED it. I know I will be tired of before I am 70...

    I don't like cleaning house but am a bit fanatical about it. Once I get started, it is hard to stop. I like organization even though it eludes me.

    DD and I always joke about being terrible girls.
  19. A_Princess'_Daddy

    A_Princess'_Daddy DIS Veteran

    Jan 5, 2010
    I love "chick-flicks" and hate action movies.

    I enjoy doing laundry and ironing. I am also pretty adept at sewing, although mainly things like buttons and torn stuffed animals.

    I enjoy shopping, although much more for my daughter or wife than for myself (a man only needs so many gray suits).

    I have no interest in the latest tech gadgets, cigar parties, tequila parties, playing cards, or any of the "guy things" that my social circle does as "just the men". I spend all day looking forward to getting home to my family and cannot think of the last time I went out, purely socially, with just "the guys". I also prefer my friends' wives over the men, for the most part, but not in a creepy way!

    I can play golf and belong to a country club, but I hate it with a passion and only do it when business requires it.
  20. awoogala

    awoogala Mouseketeer

    Nov 23, 2008
    I hate chit-chatting with a bunch of women. Makes me tense.
    I hate any kind of class, aerobics, zumba, makes me insane. I'd rather go lift weights and not have all that bouncing and noise.
    I have tote bags instead of purses, hate shopping (my husband either buys me clothes or makes me go shopping)
    can't organize.
    Hate having stuff around.all those knick knacks and stuff just look like clutter to me. (and make it harder to clean)
    I am usually the first to volunteer to lift heavy things.
    oh, and the phone. I hate calling anyone on the phone, try my best to do everything online, so I can avoid it!
  21. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

    Aug 11, 2000
    I can't sew or bake. I don't like jewelry or shopping for clothes. I do like cars and sports and math though.

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