I would feel I have more flaws than virtues. I also try to consider that my virtues outweigh my flaws. And to some, I am nitpicking, but I found that these flaws seem to have a negative impact with others on some level or another.

A major flaw will be my physical well-being. I don’t have some disease nor cancer – so obviously, I am better off than a number of people that will consider their physical well-being as a flaw. First, according to my primary care physician, I should loose weight. However, with the exercise I do with the dogs where they get at least a 45 minute walk almost every day – I am getting some level of exercise. And while I probably should have more, the ankles do have a serious impact on my being able to push myself further. I also had dental problems which now means I have dentures, and I do have a slightly collapsed eardrum which is an annoyance to say the least.

I’m not a very social person. I try to be friendly, but I don’t go out of my way to interact. Some will see this as being aloof or anti-social, but it is just the way I am. I have never been much of a people person. Combine with the fact that I’m not known for sugarcoating things, and this is a personality that few can handle on a regular basis.

Last major issue is my income. I receive SSI benefits, and anyone that lives in the United States, and especially in Pittsburgh PA will have a good idea of how little $745 goes. I do receive Section-8 which is a rental assistance program, as well as other programs, but if it wasn’t for those – life will be much harder than it is now. This however means I have little or nothing in the way of discretionary funds.