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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96 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
115 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
106 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
86 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
113 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
87 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
87 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
66 8
Jokes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Jokes

9
83 15
Being Humble is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Being Humble

10
70 11
Lying is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Lying

11
61 9
Impersonations is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Impersonations

12
70 12
Flirting is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Flirting

13
75 16
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
71 15
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
65 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
56 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
61 16
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
47 8
Being Honest is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Being Honest

19
51 11
Saving Money is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Saving Money

20
59 17
Arguing/Debating is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Arguing/Debating

21
47 10
Parking/Parallel Parking is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Parking/Parallel Parking

22
48 11
Taking Photographs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Taking Photographs

23
60 19
Applying Makeup is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Applying Makeup

24
49 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
50 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
45 11
Doing DIY Projects is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Doing DIY Projects

27
46 12
Writing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Writing

28
47 13
Cooking is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Cooking

29
50 16
Their Jobs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Their Jobs

30
48 15
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
42 12
Gambling is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Gambling

32
46 15
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

33
43 13
Taking Care Of Themselves is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Taking Care Of Themselves

34
43 14
Being Punctual is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Being Punctual

35
45 16
Storytelling is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Storytelling

36
46 17
Taking Selfies is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Taking Selfies

37
45 17
Posting On Instagram/Social Me... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Posting On Instagram/Social Media

38
38 13
Typing Fast is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Typing Fast

39
36 12
Cleaning is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Cleaning

40
45 20
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
33 12
Kissing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Kissing

42
30 10
Trivia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Trivia

43
38 17
Drinking is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Drinking

44
38 17
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
35 15
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
32 13
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
38 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
32 15
Fantasy Sports is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Fantasy Sports

49
36 20
Day Drinking is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Day Drinking

50
29 14
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