There’s a clear line between what society considers a quality and what it considers a flaw.

But, some flaws are sometimes qualities and some qualities are sometimes flaws. You could argue that greedy people are more successful than not greedy people as you could argue the reverse…

Impatience can cause tension in relationships, stress and frustration in everyday life.

Yet, impatience makes you value your own time. It’s a sign of motivation, hunger, drive to success and intensity. All of which, if channeled properly, can be shared with partners, investors, colleagues or clients.

Flaws, like qualities, are part of your toolkit. If you can figure out what your flaws can bring to the table, you can make anything from impatience to paranoia work to your advantage.

What flaws do you have that could have positive upsides?

Further Reading: The Value of being Impatient.