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Why You Should Accept Your Negative Traits

All of us have something good in our behavior and something not so good. However, there are some negative traits that may force people to dislike us or even hate us. It’s time you decide if you should accept your negative traits.

Mental Health By Meenakshi Chaudhary / Dec 19, 2014

Your Personality

People may often remind you to change one thing or the other from your personality or behavior. When people suggest you to bring in such a change in your personality, they often also describe the specific need to do so and the specific benefit you may get from the change. So what do you do after encountering such a situation? While it is always better to be nice and kind to the other person and become a better human being, it may not necessarily mean that you have to just quit all of your negative traits. The first things you need to do is understand and accept your negative traits. Here is why you should accept them. Image courtesy: Getty


Acceptance is the First Step

If there is a bad trait in your personality that everyone hates, it is quite likely that you don’t even find it your fault. Be it your arrogance or your condescending behavior, you may not even realize how it appears to others. If someone expects you to be nice to them and stop reminding them of your superiority over them, you would first need to accept that you may sometimes cross the lines. Accepting your faults will only open doors for you to change and improve. Even if you don’t get rid of your negative traits, accepting them will bring a lot of change in your behavior.Image Courtesy: Getty

No One is Perfect

It’s completely normal to be reminded of your faults and negative personality traits. Don’t always take it too personally. After all nobody is perfect. Even people who complain the most about your negative personality traits may have some negative traits of their own. You don’t have to worry about being criticized or proved a bad person if you accept your negative traits. It will only make you appear a better person with an intention to at least accept the vices. People will see it as your first step towards a better person and appreciate you for doing it. Image Courtesy: Getty

Understand their Opinion

While you may almost hate people when they talk about your negative traits, you should try to understand the reason behind such opinions. They may overdo it or exaggerate your negative traits to such an extent that it may completely overshadow your good traits. However, you should always accept your negative traits as it will allow you to actually think about the reason why most of them dislike them. It will allow you to not only find your faults, it will also help you understand people better. You will be able to better understand what they expect from you and what they don’t. Image Courtesy: Getty


Think the Other Way Round

As we know that no one is perfect, you may already have found several negative traits in others. You may even have shared your opinion and expected that person to work on that negative trait. But how does it feel when the other person doesn’t even acknowledge your problem with their negative trait?  Such ignorance from the other side may negatively impact your relationship with that person. So why do the same to others and jeopardize the healthy relationships? Even if you don’t bother to change yourself, start accepting your negative traits. You will then be able to minimize the harm your negative traits may do to your social life. Image Courtesy: Getty

Acceptance vs. Arrogance

Arrogance is one of the most common negative traits that people usually dislike. You may have several negative traits but you may not be arrogant at all. However, when you don’t accept your negative traits, you appear arrogant which only makes things worse for people around you. On the other hand, even if arrogance is the biggest of several negative traits in your personality, the moment you start accepting your negative traits, you will automatically appear to have fixed your arrogance issue. So as an added advantage, accepting your faults and bad behavior will help you to get rid of arrogance. Image Courtesy: Getty

Self Coach

Accepting your faults, mistakes and negative personality traits allows you an opportunity to become your own coach. You will be able to determine what improvements you need to bring into your personality as well as how you will bring in the improvements. If you don’t accept your negative traits, you will appear even more negative to people around you. Moreover, you will never bother to work on yourself and make some changes to your behavior and personality. Accepting the bad part of your personality allows you that golden opportunity to improve and undo all the damage that your negative traits caused. Image Courtesy: Getty

Accept What?

Here are some of the negative personality traits that people usually dislike or hate. People don’t like if you are arrogant, unpleasantly proud, behaving as if you are more important than others, rude,  offensive, domineering, dishonest, temperamental,  conceited, unreliable,  dependent and even  pessimistic. If you have any of these traits in your personality, accept it the very next someone complains about it. It will only help you improve and become a better person. Ignoring the dissatisfaction and annoyance that people express for your negative traits will make you look ignorant, which is yet another negative trait. Image Courtesy: Getty


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