That's how I describe myself, and I think it fits just as well.
Despite a somewhat particular appearance, I'm just like this.
I don't have any particular vice or talent, I have a squeaky nasal voice, I don't particularly attract attention (now is an exception since I'm writing this) nor I ask for it.
I am the kind of person who's always there, but no one can really tell when he/she arrived, or what are his/her qualities and flaws are.
My only qualities are being a good organizer and a good listener.
My peculiar flaws are being boring, pedant and too "soft".
I described myself this way to my friends, family and girlfriend, and they got upset.
Especially my girlfriend, who describes herself as modest, untalented and insipid (she's nothing of the sort) got upset and said it's not true.
I myself see it as a good thing. Not meddling with big things I don't understand, keeping myself to the side, never taking the spotlight.
Let someone else be the protagonist.
I'm just a side character.
We are taught from childhood to be competitive, to strive for excellence. That never took root in me.
I had excellent grades, but did not care much about them or what others thought of that.
I tried to make it in the Army at 18, got turned away due to a pre-existing condition. Patience.
The only particularity of my teens was getting into a youth cultural organization (which I won't name, but occupies itself of voluntary and social work, alongside cultural initiatives) at 14.
By 15 I was Junior Team Leader of the boys' sections of my city. After the age of 18, I was eligible to the position of Deputy Overseer of the boys section.
At 20, I was in the regional committee and Overseer of my province (Lecco), and I still am.
My only good qualities are organizing and being precise. I didn't aim to that, never had the ambition. Yet here I am. I just put passion into it and it all came by itself.
Someone told that I used my being unassuming and so in particular to make my own, hefty raise.
I think it was just passion.
What do you think of mediocre, unambitious people?
It is fair that they reach high positions or succeeds where more ambitious, goal driven people failed?