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ye who enter here be afraid, but do what ye must -- to defeat your fear ye must defy it.

& defeat it ye must, for only then can we begin to realize liberty & justice for all.

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or just a blog crying in the wilderness, trying to make sense of it all, terror-fried by hate radio and FOX, the number of whose name is 666??? (coincidence?)

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Personality vs Character

Welcome to Johnny Knuckles. Chances are you are here because Google has deemed this site a worldwide authority on personality vs. character.

Now, the content here will be update slightly. Originally, there was an awful lot of profanity and obscenity. But in the interests of education vs. entertainment, this post will undergo a bit of wiping and cleaning and updating.

That said, here is the original post:

Alright, today’s sermon from Father Knuckles is the confusion between personality and character. It’s important to know the difference between the two. Especially during times of war and when you’re dating.

Personality traits are individual, subjective, and vary widely.

Character traits are objective, constant, and timeless.

Character traits include honesty, trust, respect, responsibility, leadership, loyalty and courage. One’s character can be objectively judged.

Character is defined as right or wrong.

Character, despite its detractors, can be taught.

However educators are bypassing the difficulty of teaching character and have gone directly to self-esteem, the reward of strong character. But without character, self-esteem is a hollow, free-floating concept.

And while character traits are universal, each individual has the choice to accept or reject them.

One of character’s best features is that you can mimic them without conviction and the end result is the same.

For instance, a coward can recognize he’s a coward yet still perform an act of bravery and no one will fault him acting out of character.

Personality is subjective.

Personality includes your sense of humor (or lack of), whether you’re outgoing or shy, friendly or stoic, your interests, passions, and the list goes on.

While some people have well-developed personalities, their character sucks and you eventually avoid them even though “they’re a lot of fun.”

Taking the historical big-picture long view, personality is neither right nor wrong.

Some people will like any particular personality and others won’t.

(You might think Knuckles is trying to justify his crappy personality. But you would be wrong. Knuckles is a pantload of fun.) And while someone’s basic personality never changes, it can be improved with exposure to the arts, people, travel, reading, hobbies, and pilgrimages to the holy site of this blog.

Please take care browsing through the rest of this blog. The language and politics are quite extreme.

Father Knuckles

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