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

Kellie Kreiss
1.7k votes 71 voters 74 items

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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Staying Out Of Drama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Staying Out Of Drama

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Singing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Singing

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

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Dating And Relationships is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Dating And Relationships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Best Ways to Be a Good Person

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Most Memorable Advertising Mascots of All Time

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

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

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Posting On Instagram/Social Me... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Posting On Instagram/Social Media

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

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

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

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

Polite Things You Most Wish People Still Did Regularly

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Saving Money is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Saving Money

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Taking Care Of Themselves is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Taking Care Of Themselves

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

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

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

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Doing DIY Projects is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Doing DIY Projects

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

Infuriating Images That Will Trigger You

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Things People Lie About Most Often

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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