Willfull ignorance. Straight ignorance can be educated, but the choice to be and remain ignorant makes me crazy.
2) What personality trait or characteristic in yourself would you eliminate if you could?
Oooh, I'm inherently lazy. And I hate it. But its a facet of that that keeps me from changing it. How horrible and self-defeating it is! There are ways to work around it, but self-imposed deadlines have a tendency to slip.
3) What about your personality is your secret pride and joy?
Stubbornness. I hate to admit it, but being stubborn has been such a wonderful trait for me. The only reason it's a secret is because other people don't see it as a good thing.
4) Is there a trait or characteristic you admire in others that you wish you owned?
Patience. Sometimes. But then, impatience keeps me pestering people and getting things done. Hm. Two edged sword.
5) Fast forward to you as a very senior citizen. What sort of character are you?
One of the crusty old people who says whatever's on their mind. Oooh, I'm going to drive people nuts.