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Agreeableness and amiability

Social agreeableness – being able to get along with other people, being “low friction” – is a sort-of-virtue. It’s a helpful enabler of community and can bring pleasure to others, but can also be a mask for less-than-agreeable intentions.

Amiability – a sense of affection or genuine loving regard for people – is the true virtue, goes much deeper than manners, and bears better fruit.

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