Pluses and Minuses
I am a proud person. There's no getting around that fact. My pride stems from a lot of things and there are positive and negative sides of 'em. For example, I take pride in my accomplishments and the fact that I've been able to rise above circumstances or people that would've kept me down. To me that's a positive. I also take pride in a job well done---to me, another positive. I make no apologies for whom I am--another plus.
Nonetheless, there are a couple minuses that revolve around my pride. Probably the worst is the fact that I'm either to Proud or too scared to let anyone in (I think its a combination of both) or see me vulnerable. I just don't....hell, I'm not even sure I'd be able to function...just thinking about it makes me anxious.
Now, I've never sat down and made a pro/con list...but I think that, as with most personality traits, there are always going to positive and negatives to each. But, that's just me. :)