Five Dangerous Faults

There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general:

  1. Recklessness, which leads to destruction;
  2. Cowardice, which leads to capture;
  3. A hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults;
  4. A delicacy of honour which is sensitive to shame;
  5. Over-solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and trouble.

Source: Sun Tzu’s Art of War

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