Let’s Talk About High Maintenance

June 7, 2011

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high maintenance two 300x200 Lets Talk About High MaintenanceSomeone at work the other day told me he thought I was “high maintenance.” Granted, we were at a work dinner and I was ordering salad in my usual fashion ( hold the cheese and dressing on the side). I was amused by the comment and started thinking about it.

High maintenance isn’t necessarily a compliment, right? It sort of implies difficult to please, picky or even a pain in the … let’s just say neck. Does it make me high maintenance because I know exactly what I do and don’t like … or if I like things a certain way? Or like to shop? And am really decisive? Don’t get me wrong, I am also a big believer in just going with the flow and not wasting energy on sweating the small stuff.

To me, it just means that I know myself and am not afraid to share this with others or speak out. And if that is high maintenance, then I will proudly own it!

eHarmony research scientist Heather Setrakian just posted a fascinating blog about the topic as well … and even after all of that, I am still owning it!

Let’s open this up to you all – I would love to know what your definition of high maintenance is. Would you date someone you feel is that way or is it a big turn-off?

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