I was thinking of categorizing myself as a real-life Palooka, not just on the Internet, since I repeatedly lose battles that are hopelessly pitched against me, but that didn't quite fit ... here's a description of me:
"Being naturally innocuous and likeable, although with many innate skills, I have an inexplicable desire to make others aware of my presence. Not content to be a thorn in their side, I wish to appear as a force to be reckoned with. However, I don't attract sufficient attention to myself by doing well at the things I am good at.
So, somebody wanna classify me? :-)
"Instead, I consistently enter the losing side of a battle, almost by subconscious decision. In college I am choosing to major in a subject I'm no good at, in spite of my other talents, I doggedly pursue sports despite my total lack of coordination, and I have chosen a part-time job that I know will be less fun, less rewarding, and more tiring than my other options.
"I stick to my choices, however foolish, with a perverse tenacity and occasionally I manage to succeed at something, though never conclusively. I seem to have a desire to prove my worthiness by pulling off a mediocre success in the face of overwhelming and absolutely unnecessary obstacles.
"I have a tendency to help out my friends even to my own great detriment. They often admire my drive to succeed, but write me off as a nutcase as soon as they realize the hopeless missions I choose to undertake. I seem destined to fail, not because I lack the will to survive, but because I fight only the fights I cannot win."
"If good things lasted forever, would we realize how special they are?"
--Calvin and Hobbes