Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tragic Flaw


A person's greatest strength can also be their weakness.

Take, for example, the classic "nice" person. Maybe they are generous, selfless, supportive, etc. But that can also lead to the hints of cowardice, submissive tendencies, and low self esteem. (Plus, how many times have you heard a girl say she won't date a guy because he's "too nice"?)

Our society takes pride in contradictions...in these dual edged traits that mold us.

The great news is that we are not always all things at all times, so maybe it's about figuring out when to do---when to be---a certain way.

Something to think about when you are crafting your characters.... or maybe just psycho analyzing those special people in your life ;)