Q: Quirks: Good Ones To Have

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Q: Quirks: Good Ones To Have

The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines quirk as:


noun \ˈkwərk\

Simple Definition of quirk: an unusual habit or way of behaving

I think we all know of at least one (or more) people that we would define as ‘quirky’. Their unusual habits or ways of behaving appear strange and oftentimes a little weird to us.

What would happen if we applied this to our jobs? What if we consciously tried to develop a habit of enjoying our work, tried to see the customer’s side of the interaction, or tried to understand what was behind our bosses or coworkers attitudes?

It may take some work – probably a whole lot of work – but the side benefits to being happier and less stressed at work would be a huge benefit for our own health and wellbeing. And besides, if you were the only one running around with a smile on your face, looking like you were enjoying your job, wouldn’t that be a great quirk to have?


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Elizabeth Hein
    Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:36:21

    Small quirky things you do at work can make the day more enjoyable. For instance, I brew real tea (like in a teapot with loose tea) and keep a pint of milk in the office fridge so I can really enjoy my coffee breaks.


  2. mhsusannematthews
    Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:52:13

    Great post again. One of my quirks is the need for complete silence in order to concentrate. I’ll open the windows for fresh air and put in earplugs to block the sound of the outdoors.


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