What are some examples of playing with a trait that make weakness into strength and vice-versa? My own example is non-fictional, but I'm sure it's strange enough to be fiction. I've got the trait of stubbornness. To quote Dragonheart: Dreams die hard and you hold them in your hands long after they've turned to dust. I clung to my dreams long after the point where I should have changed my aspirations to becoming head manager of a fast-food restaurant. My stubbornness led me to a path of destruction. Now my stubborness is the only way I can even buy food before starving. I have panic attacks, but being stubborn drives me to push through the attack, keeps me from leaving the store without paying for what's in my cart, or at least looking for what I needed to buy. It's an older force that keeps me on the road when my mind wanders during driving; it has just adapted to the type of wandering, though the conscious mind still has to keep the panic state from changing the foot angle on the accelerator.