Skip to main content

Smart is sexy -- Blog marathon post 3

So while browsing the net I stumbled across this writing prompt  which said

Smart is sexy:

Name a specific physical or personality trait that draws you to other people. Why do you think you find that trait so compelling?


color splash photo: Sharing 16a43a75.jpg


If I think about all the people that I really like and admire, I could probably list the traits in the following order

1.Intelligence: For me to be able to get along with someone, they have to be really intelligent. By intelligence, I don't mean mathematically clever with an ability to solve complex calculus. I would define intelligence as the ability to quickly grasp something new, displaying interest in learning, a natural curiosity about things and a quest to constantly grow.

2.Sense of humour : Oh, this is so darn important for me. I want people who I can laugh with, no matter what the situation. I dislike whiners and people who always complain about how hard life is and how they are going through a tough time. If you can make me laugh, you have my full attention.

3.Street-smart/Go-getter :I like people who are resourceful and who get things done. I like them to have initiative to solve a problem and people who can think of ways to work around a problem. I do not like the academic-kind-with-their-nose-buried-in-their-books who know nothing of the outside world.

4.Impulsive: I dislike routine. I love surprises. I like people who are impulsive and fun and who do not take long to decide on something. 'Let's do it..That sounds fun' are phrases I like to hear--and they usually come with a little impulsiveness. of course if someone was impulsive all the time, it would be annoying.

5 Being .Steady: I would dislike people who are blow-hot, blow-cold and blow-hot again. I am a very loyal friend and  once you make it to my inner circle, I go all out to be there for you, 24x7. I expect the same from my closest friends. A friend who is there only when it suits them is a turn-off, no matter how much fun they are. Loyalty scores over the fun-factor in this case.

6.A writer : I don't mean a published writer. By writer, I mean someone who can write well. Why? Because I am a writer. Enough said!

7. Fitness:   I would be attracted to someone who is physically fit. And yes if that person is nice-looking too, great. But looks alone will not sustain the friendship for me. There has to be something between the ears too :)

The biggest deal breakers for me are people who are whiners, people who are insensitive, people who are nosy and those who try and use me or strangers who want me to read their work and tell me my opinion :P . (oh I meet loads of them)

So there you have it---the traits I look for in people.
What about you?

_____________________________________________________
Nielsen bestseller .No. 7. Read it yet?
Amazon: http://is.gd/Ithappensamazon
Flipkart: http://is.gd/Flipkartithappens
Crossword: http://is.gd/Ithappenscrossword




Comments

  1. I have add people who poke their nose in someone else's business, definitely never accepted!

    ReplyDelete
  2. well written both Alka Singla(in comments) and Preeti Shenoy :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a wonderful post Preeti! Definitely enjoyed reading it. I would add that people who make false assumptions, have a bad temper and who want terms dictated in their way are also big turn offs for me.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Different and Unique.. Loved it..!!! 😍

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very interesting read! :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Very nice post :) Loved it.. I have been reading your posts but haven't been commenting .. ,writing after a long time..

    ReplyDelete
  7. Very nice post :) Loved it.. I have been reading your posts but haven't been commenting .. ,writing after a long time..

    ReplyDelete
  8. Awesome post Preeti! You are so right about people who keep cursing about how sad their life is. But according to me, to divert your mind from such thoughts and thinking positively helps a lot. And I do the same :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your choice is quite great, mam.
    I am really a fan of yours.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi Preeti, Intelligence, creativity and street smart plus humor makes a person charming:) I can see the qualities in your books and writing.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your leaving a comment! Okay--I appreciate your leaving a comment if you have something nice to say ;-)

Popular posts from this blog

A Hundred Little Flames. How I signed 3000 copies!

In the past, I have blogged about how I signed 3000 copies of my previous novels, The Secret Wishlist, The One You Cannot Haveand also It's All In the Planets.
(Click on each one to read about the signing of those books)

I have also written aboutwhy I sign my books 'With Love, Preeti Shenoy'. (Do read the post)

It is that time of the year again, when I sign my pre-orders. I have just got back from Manipal, utterly exhausted with knotted shoulder muscles, numb finger tips and a feeling of wanting to sleep for a hundred years. I am bone-dead tired.

I left for Manipal, on 25th which has one of India's finest and most advanced Printing press. To reach Manipal, you have to travel to Mangalore, and then go by road, a journey about an hour and a half. My flight was late, and by the time I reached Manipal it was about 7.30 pm. I checked into the hotel, and knew I had two long days ahead of me.

The next morning, we reached the press at 9.00 am.

This picture was clicked just be…

A Hundred Little Flames - Chapter 1

There were two completely unrelated incidents that happened on Sunday, which would change Ayan’s life forever.

1. He attended an office party thrown by his boss in a swanky uptown pub in Pune.
2.More than a thousand miles away, in a small village in Kerala, not identifiable by Google Maps, his grandfather had a fall.

On Monday morning, unaware of anything but the clock on his computer ticking, Ayan took a sip of the horrendous office tea with over-boiled tea leaves, too much milk and sugar. He had only forty-five minutes left before the meeting was to begin. Beads of perspiration trickled down his forehead into his eye, and he blinked. His brow furrowed, he sat hunched, with an ache in his neck, his fingers flying across the keyboard. He felt as though somebody was raining blows inside his head. His throat was parched despite the tea, and now his stomach began to feel queasy as well.
He regretted having that fourth tequila last night. But Randhir had insisted. You can hardly…

How social media dimishes the depth of our interactions (post 7)

One of my closest friends (we have been friends since we were 10) lost her mother last month. I have mentioned it in my earlier posts. She and I were talking just now, about how death of our loved ones leave an irreplaceable void in our lives.
Every memory now on, every thing we do, every success we achieve will always be tinged with sadness, as they aren't there to witness it. People will say things like 'Oh they are there with you, they are watching you from heaven' etc. But it's just not the same.

A loss is a loss.

One of the things I find these days is that people find it so easy to leave 'sad' emoticons on facebook. Someone announces the death of their parent, and many condolence messages come pouring in. It's easy. Click a button. Write a few words like 'stay strong', 'RIP' ,'Sorry for your loss' etc and it's done. You are off, scrolling to see the next funny video, or reading someone else's status message.

In many way…