I am a very ambitious woman. It is both a great strength and weakness in my character. I set high expectations and goals for myself and then achieve them with a driving force. It is like mountain climbing, all of the thrill and adventure, but on the mean city streets. I always want to be challenging myself (in all aspects of my life) in order to grow as an individual and contribute to the world I am so lucky to live in.
Where it comes as a weakness is wanting the person I am dating to be on the same level as I am when it comes to a love of zeal. I want to be with someone who “seeks out” while opposed to “responds to”. There is nothing wrong with this kind of lifestyle and there are many times when I envy it. However, when I do end up dating someone without the same volume of fervour as I have, I feel extremely guilty for setting expectations on them. Expectations to be a “go-getter” and one who wants to be more than what society tells them they should be.
Maybe I am just a bad person to date. Maybe I am setting myself up for failure by desiring drive in my partner. Maybe I deserve to feel guilty for not appreciating another point of view.