Unacceptable platitude #1: “At least I admit my flaws.”

“At least I admit my flaws.” How is this supposed to help me? I already know that you’re an idiot.  Acknowledging your stupidity has no value to me.

At least I admit my flaws? At least? This platitude is in no way an acknowledged means defending one’s position, nor is the passive-aggressive implication that I fail to admit to my flaws any form of accepted counterattack.

Maybe I have no flaws.

Maybe one as admittedly flawed as you has no business assessing the potential flaws in another human being.

Besides, I wasn’t looking for a confession. I was hoping that instead of admitting to your flaws, you would get rid of them, or at least not display them so prominently in my presence.

Cracked egg