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Human Flaws

  1. Apr 3, 2003 #1

    russ_watters

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    Bias.
    Ignorance (sometimes willful).
    Hypocrisy.
    Fear.

    I freely admit I have all of them.

    Anyone care to add to the list or admit they are also human?
     
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  3. Apr 3, 2003 #2
    Intolerance for the willfully ignorant.
     
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  4. Apr 3, 2003 #3

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    Good one. I am extremely intolerant of people who don't try (at anything).
     
  5. Apr 3, 2003 #4
    Intolerance for typos (mine included).
     
  6. Apr 3, 2003 #5
    it all falls under the heading of imperfection; a.k.a., being human. :wink:
     
  7. Apr 3, 2003 #6

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    how about the human flaw to look at what is wrong, rather then what is right?
     
  8. Apr 3, 2003 #7
    What about the tendency to ignore what is wrong, and focus on what it 'right'?
     
  9. Apr 3, 2003 #8
    Confirmation bias. Information that fits with our worldviews, we pay attention to; that which doesn't, we tend to dismiss.
     
  10. Apr 3, 2003 #9
    The fact that people will automaticaly see things in black/white terms, and ignore any other posibilities.
     
  11. Apr 3, 2003 #10

    Kerrie

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    hehe, you must be referring to politicians
     
  12. Apr 3, 2003 #11

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    I don't think fear is a human flaw.
    I think the inability of controlling fear is.

    - intolerence for ignorance (including my own)
    - weakness (lack of determination)
    - hallucinations of very vile and violent acts
    towards beuorocracy and beuorocrats
    - superficial judgement
    - hating/not accepting imperfection

    Live long and prosper.
     
  13. Apr 3, 2003 #12
    Well, this IS the Politics forum, isn't it?
     
  14. Apr 4, 2003 #13

    russ_watters

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    It is quite telling (though wholly unsurprising) that EVERYONE who responded declined to address the second part of the last sentence I posted. So much for admitting faults.

    I postulate that by definition, all humans are succeptible to all human flaws - its only a question of degree. But as I stated in another thread, admission of ones flaws (errors, etc.) is a very difficult flaw to overcome - maybe the most difficult for most people to address.
     
  15. Apr 4, 2003 #14
    I have to admit it, I'm not human, and therefore do not make mistakes. I am an advanced AI prototype designed by MicrosGeneral Protection Fault in module admit.vxd
     
  16. Apr 4, 2003 #15

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    Re: Re: Human Flaws

    self-righteousness is another human flaw that i dislike...i don't think that admitting a fault is the problem, just being aware of when you are in the act of the flaw and not realizing that you are doing it is what's difficult...
     
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  17. Apr 4, 2003 #16

    drag

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    Re: Re: Human Flaws

    Well, I was actually talking about myself.
    EXCEPT, for the "superficial judgement" part
    that is certainly NOT my flaw, it's just
    one I happen to hate very much.
     
  18. Apr 7, 2003 #17

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    Re: Re: Re: Human Flaws

    I will certainly admit to being self-righteous. And I also am quite aware of what I was doing here. This was a test and somewhat of a trap (though you had to close the door behind you and turn the key yourself to become trapped). But it was also an open invitation for people to prove without being specific that they are capable of self-criticism. It should have been easy and painless. I'm not surprised at the outcome, but maybe a little disappointed.
     
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  19. Apr 7, 2003 #18
    Hey, I posted 2 of mine!!
     
  20. Apr 7, 2003 #19
    heck i pointed out that i am all around imperfect. well i pointed out that we all are, but that goes for me as well as any other mortal soul.
     
  21. Apr 7, 2003 #20

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    an aside...

    Many of these "human flaws" are also exhibited in other animals (e.g., fear, ignorance, bias, mistakes, etc.)

    So what? Perhaps. But I just don't accept the mindset that the only thing wrong with the universe is Humanity or that Humans are only capable of wrong-doing. We are capable of good and bad...success and failure.
     
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