Playing With / At Least I Admit It

Basic Trope: Being open about your shortcomings is considered better than hiding them.
  • Straight: Bob admits that he's lied to Alice, stolen Charlie's money, and mooches off of porn. Bob, Alice, and Charlie all agree that Bob is a better man than he would be if he had hidden his shortcomings or lied about them.
  • Exaggerated: Bob openly admits that he killed thousands of innocents just for fun. All of his friends agree that he was in the right to tell the truth.
  • 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:
  • Subverted:
    • Bob is honest to everyone except Alice.
    • Bob is honest about his stealing and porn addiction, but has spent millions covering up the thousands of innocents he slaughtered.
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Everyone agrees that nothing about admitting your wrongs inherently gives you the moral high ground.
  • Enforced: The executives order the writers to make a moral lesson where admitting your wrongs is better than being a hypocrite.
  • Lampshaded: "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." "Well, at least I didn't lie. That's something."
  • Invoked: Bob figures that honesty is better than dishonesty, so he confesses his crimes.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Not wanting to get into trouble, Bob goes to great lengths to hide his secrets. His friends never find out.
  • Discussed: "I bet you're going to say that it's okay to admit that you've sold out on your own family." "No. Being honest doesn't make you a better person."
  • Conversed: "This show is messed up. Honesty doesn't make horrible crimes okay!"
  • 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.
  • Played For Drama: Alice and Charlie may agree with Bob that confessing your shortcomings is better than hiding them, but Diane doesn't. She murders the other three because they disagree with her.

I may be a Wiki Vandal, a natter, and I've evaded my suspension ban, but At Least I Admit It!