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

Kellie Kreiss
4k votes 149 voters 1.6k 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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82 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
102 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
74 6
Giving Advice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Giving Advice

4
91 10
Driving is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Driving

5
99 14
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
77 9
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
77 12
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
56 7
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
55 7
Impersonations is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Impersonations

10
62 9
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
73 14
Being Humble is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Being Humble

12
62 10
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
69 14
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
66 13
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
58 13
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
57 14
Arguing/Debating is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Arguing/Debating

17
49 10
Communicating is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Communicating

18
58 16
Applying Makeup is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Applying Makeup

19
56 15
Having Sex is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Having Sex

20
46 10
Saving Money is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Saving Money

21
41 8
Being Honest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Being Honest

22
46 12
Judging Art is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Judging Art

23
42 10
Doing DIY Projects is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Doing DIY Projects

24
46 13
Being Empathetic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Being Empathetic

25
43 11
Taking Photographs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Taking Photographs

26
41 10
Parking/Parallel Parking is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Parking/Parallel Parking

27
42 11
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
44 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
41 11
Taking Care Of Themselves is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Taking Care Of Themselves

30
45 14
Their Jobs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Their Jobs

31
45 14
Taking Selfies is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Taking Selfies

32
44 14
Fashion is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Fashion

33
44 14
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

34
41 12
Cooking is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Cooking

35
39 11
Gambling is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Gambling

36
43 14
Storytelling is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Storytelling

37
39 13
Being Punctual is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Being Punctual

38
43 18
Playing Guitar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Playing Guitar

39
35 12
Typing Fast is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Typing Fast

40
33 11
Cleaning is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Cleaning

41
36 14
Drinking is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Drinking

42
28 8
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
33 13
Interior Decorating is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Interior Decorating

44
30 11
Kissing is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Kissing

45
36 16
Blogging is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Blogging

46
30 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
35 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
35 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
30 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
27 12
Wine Tasting is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Which Things Do People Often Think They're Good At (But Definitely Aren't)?
Wine Tasting