Verboticism: Negatron

'I'm fast-tracking...'

DEFINITION: v. To focus on your weaknesses, rather than your strengths. n. A person who is obsessed with their perceived deficiencies, and works hard to ensure that everyone else understands and appreciates their failings.

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Vulnerabillisme

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vul ner abil is me

Sentence: Chuck sat at his desk telling Denise, the new receptionist, how his reports were brief and he was not strong in public speaking or doing up a presentation. She thought it very strange given he was the Marketing Director and he had to give presentations, public speeches and detailed reports all the time. His vulnerabillisme was cute until she figured out how much they were paying him to do so little, when she could do the job and be a success!

Etymology: Vulnerability (susceptibility to injury or attack; the state of being vulnerable or exposed) & Is Me (it's all about you...)

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Derogavocation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: dare/og/ah/voe/cay/shun

Sentence: He made it his life's derogavocation to belittle himself as much as possible and present himself in the least attractive way.

Etymology: derogation + vocation

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Mignify

Created by: Pyrrhocephalous

Pronunciation: Mig'-nif-ai

Sentence: "Could you wash the dishes for me, dear?" "Sure, Mommy! Hopefully I won't drop any like I did yesterday. Or bend the spoods too hard. Or accidently toss any on Fluffball..." "Actually, Suzie, why don't you go play with your friends? I can wash them" Suzie successfully mignified her way out of doing the dishes.

Etymology: Minimum + Magnify, since a mignifier is magnifying his minimum ability.

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Surefail

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: sure+fail

Sentence: He always surefails at the start, even before giving himself a chance to succeed at a project.

Etymology: sure+fail

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Flawedcaster

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: flawd-cahst-ur

Sentence: John was a prolific flawedcaster, but only Mary enjoyed receiving his weekly flawedcast -- everyone else deleted it right away. Reading about his problems made her feel strong.

Etymology: flawed (defective) + broadcast (to make widely known)

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COMMENTS:

DrWebsterIII Favorite so far. Truly fits! Esp. the verb - DrWebsterIII, 2009-06-09: 14:38:00

like it!! - mweinmann, 2009-06-09: 17:27:00

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Nokwando

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nōkwändō

Sentence: Nelson is not only a practitioner but is the grand master of a new martial art, nokwando. Rather than teach new skills, this art concentrates on what a student cannot do. His dojo is not finished yet and may not be unless someone else take on the project. Nelson even practices his art at work. When his boss suggests some action that he should be undertaking, he can almost always defer or deflect this effort with phrases like "I'll have take that under study" or "My predecessor never showed me how to do that".

Etymology: no (not any) + taekwando (a modern Korean martial art similar to karate)

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Defectitude

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: de-fect-ta-tude

Sentence: Sally's defectitude about her skills ensured that she would remain at the bottom of the typing pool for her entire career because she convinced everyone else that she lacked the ability to perform competently.

Etymology: defect: imperfection, deficiency, shortcoming + attitude: belief, outlook, approach

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Pessimeister

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: Pes - a - misetr

Sentence: Peter was such a pessimeister. He was always pontificating on the possible negative outcome and preached about his problems and flaws.

Etymology: Pessimist (one who focuses on the negative) + Meister (master)

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COMMENTS:

hahaha funny...like it. - mweinmann, 2009-06-09: 17:28:00

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Faulterego

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: fal - tur - ee - go

Sentence: Stephanie has a strong faulterego. Those who know her well realize that she is an intelligent, capable woman. She is so good at downplaying her strengths in favor of her weaknesses that at times, she seems like another person.

Etymology: fault, falter, alter ego (An alter ego (Latin, "the other I") is a second self, a second personality or persona within a person. It was coined in the early nineteenth century when schizophrenia was first described by early psychologists. A person with an alter ego is said to lead a double life)

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COMMENTS:

good one - Nosila, 2009-06-09: 11:08:00

DrWebsterIII Got my vote - DrWebsterIII, 2009-06-09: 13:33:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2009-06-09: 18:15:00

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Satdysfunctional

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: sat-dis-funk-shun-al

Sentence: Greg was tardy, lazy and incompetent. He was quite proud of his lack of drive and uselessness and his satdysfunctional outlook was worn like a badge of honour.

Etymology: Satisfaction - fulillment Dysfunctional - abnormal (behaviour)

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nice blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-29: 12:23:00

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