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06 November 2013 @ 01:01 pm
expertise?  
What are you an expert in?

What does it mean to you to be an expert in general or in that thing?
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veek on November 6th, 2013 07:05 pm (UTC)
Off the top of my head: cooking; open access issues; noticing minute details of interpersonal interactions (that one is definitely double-edged); Roland; teaching 101-level knowledge in many areas to people for whom these areas are foreign.

What it means: having almost all of the basic answers/skills required, and being able to acquire new ones quickly and relatively easily.
Ellen: at workkeyne on November 6th, 2013 08:19 pm (UTC)
Off the top of my head: cooking; ... teaching 101-level knowledge in many areas to people for whom these areas are foreign.

Yep, these are my top two, probably in reverse order. :)

... noticing minute details of interpersonal interactions (that one is definitely double-edged) ...

And this one's probably in my top ten.

I do consider myself an expert in my professional fields -- pregnancy and childbirth, and editing and writing -- as well as in genealogy. I also have a fairly deep knowledge of several other areas, but I wouldn't apply the word "expert" to them. In general, I prefer being a generalist!