No one likes to appear weak. Oftentimes, we perceive vulnerability as weakness. But can it actually be strength?
Appearing vulnerable means, necessarily, displaying a shortcoming of some sort. That, in turn, means showing some sort of weakness. That would seem to be a bad thing.
But might there be a hidden benefit to appearing vulnerable, and therefore weak? What might those benefits be?
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Alternately, it might be best never to show your vulnerabilities. Is that even possible? Or desirable?
Can you think of situations or instances where revealing a weakness might be a good thing? Can vulnerability be strength? When might that be? What risks might there be?