I Don’t Know What You Mean by ‘Character Flaw’, and Honestly, I Don’t Think You Do Either: An Open Letter to the World’s Character Assassins

Dear Character Assassin,

 

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Have you perhaps mistaken a psychiatric disability for a character flaw? Image Credit: Pixabay

I really don’t know what you mean by character flaw, and honestly, I don’t think you do either.

Based on my numerous encounters with you and your kind, you at least seem to think that a character flaw is a kind of psychiatric disability that has been caused by showing the disabled person too much kindness, compassion, and respect. And apparently you believe that effective treatments for such an affliction include plenty of scowling, growling, condescension, unsolicited advice, disapproving glances askance, disdain, sarcasm, whispered gossip, and unexplained passive-aggression and rejection.

Is that right? Did I understand that correctly? Is that really what you think?

If that’s the case, then you may want to re-think your position on the matter, because a psychiatric disability is definitely not a character flaw.

And the above mentioned “treatments” for it aren’t helpful.


Image Credit: (eye) Pixabay