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"he was a generous friend --- and gracious and affable even to strangers; and he also possessed the accidental advantages of impressive stature and a handsome face. But his character lacked seriousness or self-control. He was superficial, ostentatious, and sometimes dissolute. But many people are fascinated by depravity and disinclined for austere morals on the throne." Tacitus. Annals, p. 368 Could we say that there are two main personality types? One is the serious, self-disciplined, frugal, moral type of person and the other is the profligate, superficial, ostentatious, generous type of person? That these are the two extremes and most people either fall definitely in one, definitely in the other, or somewhere in the spectrum between the two? Could we also say that there is a general antipathy between these two personality types with the depraved, immoral people not liking the moral types and the moral people not liking the immoral types? Could we go further and say that all people tend to fall into one of two groups --- the group that likes immorality and depravity, is emotionally inclined toward that type of person and is most comfortable and at ease around that type of person; and the group that likes morality and is emotionally inclined and most at ease around the moral type of person? Oct 1981 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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Knowledge is one thing, wisdom is another
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Self-imposed discipline and regimentation
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We are our habits
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