Friday, May 4, 2012

The Best and the Worst

“We like people for their qualities, but we love them for their flaws” I always thought that quotes was by Eleanor Roosevelt, and it’s somewhat disappointing to find out that it’s from some movie call “Hellboy” instead. I guess it’s still a good quote. I do think that qualities and flaws of a person are often a different side of the same coin. Flaws are often the qualities, but taken too far and applied too generally. I have, of course, made a chart to illustrate my point.

You always know where you stand with them.
They can be selfish/greedy
Bird of a Feather
You’re on the same wavelength, and need to explain yourself is minimal
You don’t have someone to pull the other way when you really need someone on the saner, less neurotic end of the tug rope
They’re friendly (duh)
You never know if they are being nice because they like you or because they are just nice to everyone
They’re refreshingly honest
They can be hurtful
They are very moral, reliable people.
You have to spend a lot of time reassuring them that some things are okay to let slide, and, no, it does not make them a  horrible person
They notice when you are down about things, and are understanding
They are easily hurt or offended and they hold grudges.
They don’t need you.
They don’t need you.
They’re perfect!
They can be depressing to be around and compare yourself with

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