I think that pretty much everyone has at least one negative quality. Sometimes is really easy to spot it; but some other times you really have to look for it. In either case, it’s there and unless said quality is extremely unbearable, most people learn to live with it.
On the most part, I am pretty tolerant when it comes to people and their shortcomings. This may be because unless I am completely unattached from the person, I am willing to overlook their flaws. Hard to say. But since I tend to dwell on things, by completely ignoring the bad I am happier.
The only negative quality I can’t overlook under any circumstance is dishonesty. In any of its forms, dishonesty, especially when it's done purposely and deliberately, is (at least for me) one of the most horrible traits ever. People who are not open and candid are not good people. At least I don’t think they are.
Among the dishonest tough, there are two kinds of people who are just the worse:
1. Those who lie by omission.
Me: What did you eat?
Dishonest person: Rice and fish
*the actual truth*: Sushi
2. Those who practice selective story-telling.
Me: I like Klimt because his use of the color yellow gives depth to his paintings.
Dishonest person: She said that Klimt’s paintings have no depth.
As far as I’m concerned, people who lie without a REALLY good reason (sparing someone’s feelings is not a good reason) should go spend all of eternity in the 9th circle of Dante’s Hell. Abusing someone’s trust and confidence is never acceptable.
Pushing out of your life someone who never had the best intentions at heart is always a good thing.