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Personality Typos

You wake up one fine morning and the dissonance that you sometimes felt but brushed aside, suddenly turns into a full fledged aggravation … and you sigh and once again tell yourself … that gut … it was right, as usual.

You meet people socially. Everything seems fine. You’re a drink down and you fail to notice the maniacal gleam; the bloated gloater; the brisk brush-off to the pet; the skittish eyes; the flash of anger …

Later, this personality blooms before your eyes when a trigger presents itself. When control is well past its tipping point. The fleeting signs manifest into the real person behind the smiling facade.

And then it’s ‘ouch’ time …

These personality ‘typos’ are not an aberration. It takes all kinds and this is one of a kind. They add spice to regular fare but are best tolerated in small doses. If the dose exceeds, the risk of not just being at the receiving end but being pushed over the edge into taking up cudgels is inevitable. Unless you’re a Zen master.

I should have been warier so my warrior wouldn’t feel the need to come out and play!