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It’s always so easy for us to notice people’s strengths—the co-worker who can liven up the office, the boss who seems to have everything under control, the colleague who closes sales without breaking a sweat.

And this can sometimes make us feel bad about our own attributes. But we forget to see the weakness of people’s strengths. Every good quality, strong ability, or admirable attribute comes with a downside. That co-worker might be fun to be around, but his jokes could be at the expense of others. That boss might run a tight ship, but she might also micromanage. And that colleague might be great at selling, but not genuine in his demeanor in everyday conversation.

This School of Life video’s a great reminder that we are only human, and that even the “perfect” looking people out there have flaws, too.