Thought Provoking Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?  

Kellie Kreiss
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List Rules Vote up the things that people always say they're good at, but rarely are; vote down the things most people actually have a decent handle on.

Everyone has that friend (or maybe they are that friend) who claims to be great at an array of different tasks, while in reality they really just aren't that good at any of them.

"I'm a great cook," "I'm really good at dating," "I give great advice" - these are just a few of the proclamations that lead people into the murky waters of personal deceit that will inevitably earn them some public ridicule if and when the truth is revealed.

So, why do people claim to be good at things when they're not? Is it social pressure striking fear in their egos? Or is it simply an innocent misjudgment of one's own abilities? Whatever the cause may be, the end result is the same - people think they're good at things, but they aren't. 

Vote up the things people often think they're good at, but that they really just don't have a clue about.

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89 5
Listening is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Listening

2
107 9
Staying Out Of Drama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Staying Out Of Drama

3
97 10
Driving is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Driving

4
79 7
Giving Advice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Giving Advice

5
105 15
Singing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Singing

6
81 10
Looking Cool is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Looking Cool

7
81 13
Parenting is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Parenting

8
67 10
Lying is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Lying

9
67 10
Flirting is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Flirting

10
79 14
Being Humble is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Being Humble

11
59 8
Jokes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Jokes

12
58 8
Impersonations is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Impersonations

13
72 15
Singing Karaoke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Singing Karaoke

14
68 14
Dating And Relationships is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Dating And Relationships

15
60 14
Making Lifestyle Choices/Chang... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Making Lifestyle Choices/Changes

16
52 10
Communicating is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Communicating

17
59 15
Having Sex is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Having Sex

18
58 15
Arguing/Debating is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Arguing/Debating

19
44 8
Being Honest is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Being Honest

20
59 18
Applying Makeup is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Applying Makeup

21
48 11
Saving Money is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Saving Money

22
44 10
Parking/Parallel Parking is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Parking/Parallel Parking

23
45 11
Taking Photographs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Taking Photographs

24
47 13
Judging Art is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Judging Art

25
48 14
Being Empathetic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Being Empathetic

26
48 14
Their Jobs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Their Jobs

27
45 12
Cooking is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Cooking

28
46 13
Judging Music is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Judging Music

29
43 11
Doing DIY Projects is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Doing DIY Projects

30
47 14
Fashion is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Fashion

31
44 12
Writing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Writing

32
42 12
Taking Care Of Themselves is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Taking Care Of Themselves

33
46 15
Taking Selfies is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Taking Selfies

34
45 15
Posting On Instagram/Social Me... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Posting On Instagram/Social Media

35
42 13
Being Punctual is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Being Punctual

36
40 12
Gambling is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Gambling

37
44 15
Storytelling is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Storytelling

38
35 11
Cleaning is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Cleaning

39
30 8
Trivia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Trivia

40
44 19
Playing Guitar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Playing Guitar

41
36 13
Typing Fast is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Typing Fast

42
38 15
Drinking is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Drinking

43
32 11
Kissing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Kissing

44
37 16
Blogging is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Blogging

45
34 14
Interior Decorating is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Interior Decorating

46
31 12
Making Plans is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Making Plans

47
36 18
Drawing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Drawing

48
36 18
Day Drinking is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Day Drinking

49
31 14
Fantasy Sports is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Fantasy Sports

50
28 12
Mixing Drinks is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Mixing Drinks