Writer's Workshop Thursday over at Mama's Losin It .
4. Close your eyes, open a dictionary, and point to a word.
Does your word mean anything special to you?
Seriously, I reached into my drawer, grabbed my beat up dictionary from college (literally this thing is 20 years old), turned my head, let the pages drift, stopped and pointed. Believe me when I say this, I had every intention of doing it again if I did not like the word that my finger was pointing to.
However, as I peered down at the dictionary, trying to read from the light of my monitor . . .
crit·i·cize (krĭt'ĭ-sīz') v. crit·i·cized, crit·i·ciz·ing 1. To judge the fault and merit of; evaluate 2. To find fault with.
. . . I was so sticking with this one!
First off, I have to say, I am a Virgo woman.
My mental attitude is one of this: Analysis and research are my strong points.
I will try to go deeply into the thick of things and look for the finer points. I will try to understand the details of these things and explain them to others.
In the same breathe I will say this: Too much changeability and looking for finer details and finding faults is my weak point. I expect too much from every person in the world and it becomes very tough for me.
I set myself up to criticize because I expect perfection from those I love.
I Am A Virgo Woman!
I criticize everything!
And I suck, I know!