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.
Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author