Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 2 months ago

Why do we like certain flaws?

It seems like everybody kind of secretly admires/is proud of certain bad personality traits and behaviors. For example, some people (teenagers mostly) love talking about how socially anxious or antisocial they are. They know it's a flaw, but they seem to take pride in it and like talking about it more then they would, say, a tendency to be selfish. There's also a lot of pride around things like 'daddy issues', problems with commitment etc. Another really popular one is seeming unemotional or unavailable, to the point of being shamelessly manipulative. Why do we do this? 

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Everyone wants to be a victim these days. Maybe once the reality of the economic conditions in the post COVID era sink in they'll start to take some pride in being strong and self sufficient (because that will likely be the only way to survive).

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I don't think those things have to do with liking flaws, they're more about attention seeking.

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