: Being open about your shortcomings is better than hiding them.
- Straight: Bob admits that he's lied to Alice, stolen Charlie's money, and mooches off of porn.
- Exaggerated: Bob openly admits that he killed thousands of innocents just for fun.
- Downplayed: Bob isn't quite open about his crimes, but he makes no effort to hide them and is frank about what he's done when people ask him.
- Justified: Bob doesn't want anyone to see him as a hypocrite.
- Inverted: Being a hypocrite is better than admitting you're wrong.
- Subverted: Bob is honest about his stealing and porn addiction...
a) ...to everyone except Alice, that is.
b) ...but has spent millions covering up the thousands of innocents he slaughtered.
- Double Subverted: ???
- Parodied: ???
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: There's nothing better about admitting your wrongs and being a hypocrite.
- Enforced: The author wants to make a moral lesson where admitting your wrongs is better than being a hypocrite.
- Lampshaded: "I bet you're going to say that it's okay to admit that you've sold out on your own family."
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: "So what if you admit that you have done all of these bad things to us; that doesn't make you a good person, Bob."
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Deconstructed: Bob does admit that he has done very horrible and petty things, but even if he isn't a hypocrite, that didn't mean that he would be eligible for redemption, as he uses this as a crutch to commit more bad things, with the result being that even hypocrites are disgusted at him.
- Reconstructed: But hey, it's not like he regrets it or is even sorry about it.
- Played for Laughs: Bob seems like he's going to admit to a relevant flaw, but instead lists off a laundry list of flaws, some of which he doesn't have or even are flaws to begin with.
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