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

Kellie Kreiss
2.7k votes 103 voters 1.1k views 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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Listening is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Listening

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Taking Care Of Themselves is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Writing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Writing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Posting On Instagram/Social Me... is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Fashion is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Fashion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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