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5.

5.

Identify what irritates people the most in others—because this trait is probably what they dislike most in themselves.

  • The flaw people hate most in others is usually their own greatest weakness.
  • Cheaters always gripe that others are dishonest. The liar always accuses other people of lying. Parents absolutely lose it when they see their children making the same mistakes they did.
  • When we look in a mirror, we dislike seeing all the flaws in our appearance, and the same thing is true when we examine other people. They, too, are like mirrors. 

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Content Curator | Absurdist | Amateur Gamer | Failed musician | Successful pessimist | Pianist |

I wish somebody had told me these things when I was younger. I now practice them when I need to get a fast assessment of people I don’t know well.

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