As much time as we spend in this life trying to figure out what (and who) we are...I think it's equally important to invest in learning what (and who) we aren't. Knowing and understanding the qualities and tendencies that you don't have can be critical in making all sorts of decisions, like where to go to college, which career to pursue and even what person to marry.
For example, if you're not a studier, you might want to steer clear of MIT or Harvard. If you're someone who just doesn't handle stress very well, you probably don't want to apply for a job at a nuclear power plant. If you're not adventurous, you probably shouldn't walk down the aisle with anyone who has "Knievel" in his or her name.
You'll need to make your own list of course, but I figured it might be helpful to write down ten things that I am not. (This was harder than I thought. Not to come up with, but to admit...)
1. I am not a maintainer.
2. I am not content with "the way things have always been."
3. I am not a fan of history. (Since history repeats itself, I'll see it the next time around.)
4. I am not sentimental.
5. I am not into details.
6. I am not careful with money.
7. I am not a follower.
8. I am not disciplined.
9. I am not cut out for a desk job.
10. I am not patient.
So, what aren't you?