There are simple questions whose answer defines us. I call these Fundamental Questions of Personality. One of my favorites is “Would you rather be right or kind?
Preferring “right” may indicate a more objective or removed stance. A perspective that is independent of circumstance and justifiable.
Preferring “kind” can indicate a more relational or connected stance. A more accepting and less judgmental point of view.
Each has its strengths and weaknesses. Each has its place and time.
Yet each of us tends to lean a bit more toward one than the other. Some of us lean a lot! And some people simply need to be one or the other.
One thing I wonder about the people who need to be right… Was it ever OK to just be them?