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Midnigh-shcode1197127d@andros705 yeah, i know I shouldn't compare myself to others in this way, but... I don't really do it as a performance metric, it's just out of curiosity. i know where and how good my skills are, roughly, and I'm actually (most of the time) pretty happy about their level and distribution.
...could use more discipline, though =D
Midnigh-shcode1197127d@andros705 i just realized... it's actually the other way around. i don't compare myself to others, i compare others to me.
if they are better (in whatever way relevant at the moment) i respect them. if they are roughly equal to me, i like them. if they are worse than me, they bore (up to frustrate) me and i usually don't see a reason or have the need to interact with them.
... that's kinda cruel and talks kinda badly about my personality, i guess...
but it also really serves as a good indicator of how compatible i am/we are (going to be) in interactions
catadoxa567126dI think a better way of measuring your performance is by estimating how long you think something will take you, and then checking back after you are done to see how close to the mark you were. It's not giving you the metric you are trying to find here, but it is a far more useful measure I think in the long run.
Midnigh-shcode1197126d@catadoxa nah, i USED to think i'm exceptional, but later i realized it was just an illusion caused by environment where most people were exceptionally dumb.
then relatively recently i even got to terms with knowing i'm not exceptional. but that only kinda reinforces the approach i have, because if someone is worse (by metrics relevant within context) that means he actually is crappy, because i'm just... average.
and if someone is better than me, that means they are at least nearing the land of above average, thus deserving of my respect.
still amuses me how the logic works out the same even though my (self-percieved) position on the scale changed pretty substantially =D
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