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Do you tend to admire people with similar or different characteristics to yourself?

Asked by Nimis (13127points) January 23rd, 2012 from iPhone

Another question made me think of this.

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marinelife's avatar

I admire all kinds of people—some who are similar and some who are different.

Judi's avatar

Both my daughters married guys that look exactly like them. One daughter is a short red head, as is her husband. They have 4 red headed kids. They look like a parade. :-)
I always joke that my daughters are narcissists because they married men that looked so much like them.
Fortunately, they have diverse personalities so the relationships are pretty balanced.

augustlan's avatar

I admire people who have traits I consider positive. Some of them are traits I have, and some of them are traits I wish I had.

Edit: I meant characteristics, not traits. But they’re the same thing, right?

Coloma's avatar

I agree with @augustlan
I admire good character above all, emotional stability, and humor, not necessarily in that exact order, but, it’s the magic 3. lol

Berserker's avatar

I admire people with differing qualities from me, because sometimes it can seem so alien and inspiring. It’s a whole mystery, and when I come to understand that they get through shit with how they are, I think it’s awesome and makes me want to learn more. Slightly.

People with characteristics similar to mine just seem like assholes. XD

stardust's avatar

I admire so many people for various reasons. The people I tend to admire more so are those who have been through tough times(all of us, eh!) yet come through it stronger, wiser and more comfortable in their own skin.

newtscamander's avatar

If I think about it, I admire those people most that can easily begin conversations, are good in social situations, are nice, and have their own opinion, but are open to changing opinions too.

Nimis's avatar

@stardust and @scuniper Would you say that those characteristics also describe yourself?

newtscamander's avatar

@Nimis yes, for the exception of easily starting conversations, I’m often too shy for that ;)

AnonymousWoman's avatar

I admire people who can explain why they feel the way they do in a way that makes sense, regardless of whether they’re like me or not.

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