Despite this, I still feel inclined to apply, Not because I feel that I will be chosen based on the qualities (or lack thereof) that I have mentioned above. But because I believe that the ability to be a prefect is not limited to those who have the ideal qualities and personality. Being a prefect is not about having perfect attendance, or participating in every extra-curricular activity offered. It is not about being nice & sociable, or about doing as you are told. If this is not the case, then I don't want to be a prefect. I want to be a prefect among a variety of students. Students with different personalities, backgrounds, morals, strengths. I do not want to be one among many, chosen for my ability to be a typical student, a typical prefect.
I am more than that.
I believe in who I am and understand that who I am is not always what people want me to be. I am introverted - most want me to be more extroverted. - most want me to "live a little" and shirk my responsibilities in these areas in order to be sociable. I have strong ethics and morals and will not do something that does not agree with them. People are constantly asking me to change who I am; asking me to fit the mold that is created, become the student everyone else wants me to be.
I feel it is those qualities that would allow me to be a good prefect. I am not the person you may want, but that is who I am.