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Bad Personality Traits That Can Actually Be Good (Part One)

Today, we take you through some personality traits which can also be good for you as a person.

Now, we tend to focus on either the positive traits of a person or their negative personality traits. For example, being kind and optimistic are good personality traits to have, while being lazy and pessimistic are considered to be bad character traits. But things aren’t always so black and white. So here’s the list of bad personality traits that might also be good for us to have.

This is the part one of a two-part piece. We shall bring part two in the coming days.

  1. Selfish

Many of us can benefit from becoming a bit more selfish and learning how to say no, without coming across as a jerk of course. People pleasers are typically stressed out and spend their lives often feeling resentful, or continually seeking praise for all that they do. Being a little selfish can greatly reduce stress, since you can take better care of yourself both mentally and physically. Don’t feel guilty the next time you cancel an engagement simply because you feel like doing something else instead.

  1. Messy

People often associate messiness with laziness and lack of productivity. But that’s not actually the case. In fact, people who live in clutter are often highly creative and risk taking individuals. This makes sense as creativity is a right brained activity. If you are a messy person, embrace your clutter and don’t feel bad round your left brain, neat freak peers.

  1. Egotistical.

We all know people who have the straight to an extreme – they dominate conversations and it’s all about them. But a healthy ego is a good thing – it means that you have solid confidence in yourself and that you have a sense of self satisfaction. You are comfortable in your own skin and you feel quite capable. So don’t be afraid to let your ego shine. It’s good to think highly of yourself as long as you aren’t an arrogant prick.

  1. Shy

Shy people are introverts who have difficulty engaging with strangers and large groups of people. While most people view shyness as a weakness, shy people do have their strengths. They tend to be more reflective and observant than outgoing people. They’re often better listeners too. So take pride in being an introvert because you’re at high demand in today’s workplace due to your productivity, thoughtfulness and creativity.

  1. Distractible.

Being easily distracted can make it hard to focus on your tasks, but it can also help you be more creative. When you aren’t focused you consider a broader range of information and think more outside the box. Therefore, you may actually be the one who comes up with a unique solution to a problem. Take heart if this is you.

  1. Cynical

There’s a difference between being cynical and being a cynical asshole. In fact, lots of people could stand to be more critical of the world around them. A healthy amount of cynicism is quite a good thing, because it keeps you from being the victim of scams and frauds, which are so prevalent in today’s day and age. As long as you aren’t a jerk about it, small doses of cynicism can be hugely beneficial.

To be continued….

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