When Paying Attention To “Red Flags” Doesn’t Work

Based On Principle
14 min readApr 1, 2023

How can you “pay attention to the red flags”, when there are no red flags to begin with? Oh, you should just listen to your intuition, then? Well, what if your intuition leads you astray, and leads you into believing that certain people are great, before they end up revealing themselves to be monsters once they de-mask later on? Then what? What are you supposed to do about people who seem great for a while — months if not years — just so that they can change face later on and stab you in the back? How are you supposed to adapt to that? How are you supposed to protect…

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