Schwäche zu zeigen ist okay und kann sogar dazu führen, dass man noch interessanter, kompetenter oder attraktiver wahrgenommen wird.
When people imagined themselves in [specific] situations, they tended to believe that showing vulnerability would make them appear weak and inadequate. But when people imagined someone else in those situations, they were more likely to describe showing vulnerability as “desirable” and “good.”Your Flaws Are Probably More Attractive Than You Think They Are, Emily Esfahani Smith
…aber es kommt darauf an, wie man wahrgenommen wurde, bevor man die Schwäche gezeigt hat.
Responses to someone’s vulnerability largely seem to depend on how others perceive that person beforehand. If she appears strong and capable before showing vulnerability, people are sympathetic; the vulnerability is humanizing […] But if the person doesn’t seem competent, people are repelled; she really does seem like a mess, nothing beautiful about it.
Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt.