Since I was a little girl, I’ve always preferred being and working on my own. When given the option to work on an assignment in a group or as an individual, I would always choose to complete the task solo. When you’re a perfectionist not only do you have a predisposition to becoming easily frustrated with your own mistakes, but also the mistakes of others. And there is nothing I find more frustrating than being allocated to a group filled with people who devote half hearted effort. Something I value most of all lessons my parents have taught me is to take pride in my work.
“The greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor. It is the one thing that cannot be learned from others; it is also a sign of genius, since a good metaphor implies an eye for resemblance.”—Aristotle, De Poetica, 322 B.C (via acteurs)