I absolutely cannot.
I thought I would get better as an adult,
But every time we’ve moved houses,
Or I’ve had to take on a massive project that is not my own,
It’s pointed out I don’t take direction well.
Even when I was working,
I was only really doing super when I got into management and had more control.
Maybe my process is just different from others.
How about you guys?
Is it a personality thing or is this common in our community?
I need direction in order to do things. I get overwhelmed looking around and seeing everything that needs to be done. I shut down. So my husband tells me what needs to be done, one or two things at a time, so i feel like i can get it done.
I’m not bad at directions so much but I am horrible at navigation. I had a hell of a time when I did electrical work always having to drive around finding houses all over the place. Thank God for GPS. Once I got a Gps in my vehicle I had much more success.
I got lost several times without it. It was stressful.
I have an absolutely awful sense of direction. Even when my mobility was better I’d never venture far from where I lived on my own.
i think its mostly personality. maybe your just a natural leader. If everyone was the same the world would be copy and paste x infinity and boring. it great to be a leader, though i think we still have to make sure were gentle.
A painter needs many tools; big brushes, small brushes, course ones, fine ones and all in between.
I’m pretty bad with directions myself.
lol true, i think i have a good sense of direction. When i was homeless i used to use the stars and sun to navigate what direction i was going in and what time it was.
Guys, I think the OP is talking about being told what to do during a task. You know leadership or follower qualities. I don’t think they are referring to actual gps directions. Although that can be a problem, too.
I can take direction from people I respect. Idiots are told where to stick their direction.
It’s more a case of being able to follow directions, than an antipathy towards doing so. I don’t do well with spoken or visual directions/instructions. I need things written on paper or as a text file, that I can use for as long as I need to.
I take directions well if they’re given respectfully and not too many at a time.
If I’m doing a task, and someone swoops in to tell me I need to do it differently, I get a lottle annoyed, but usually thank them for their input.
No. Not so well. Often struggle with accepting and following directions.
It hasn’t improved much.
I try to take direction but person keeps talking and i have no clue of what there saying to me
Yes, I can take direction.
yes, east, west, north and south …once you get the hang of those poles in directions and understand how to read the sun when you get lost, north , south, east and west always help me more in directions.
I’d like a triple venti half sweet non fat oat milk caramel macchiato with an extra shot of vanilla, please.
I don’t think I take direction very well. But I certainly don’t lead often.
That’s what it’s like for a Starbucks barista I bet!
I’m getting my money’s worth if I’m paying $7 for a beverage. I try to make my orders as annoying as possible. (With apologies to @Grookey.)
Why half sweet but extra shot of vanilla?
That would be my only question if you came up to me and said that really fast lol.
6 going on 7 years at Starbucks
Oh also the non fat oat lol