the courage to be vulnerable and candid

a.k.a. vulnerability?

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • being closed-off
  • being guarded
  • impolitic (vice of excess)
  • over-sharing (vice of excess)
  • being reserved
  • secrecy

Virtues possibly in tension

How to acquire or strengthen it


Notes and links


Mentioned elsewhere


Inspirational quotes

  • “You should think in such a way that everybody could look into your soul and see what is transpiring there.” —Seneca
  • “Do not hide anything from other people when they ask you, but do not boast about bad things if you are not asked about them.” —Tolstoy