I'm embarrassed to say that I got the idea for this thread in church this morning. The sermon was about looking for the light in others, even (especially!) the others we clash with. The people who get us the most riled up probably have some very admirable qualities, too. Their admirable qualities might even be related to what riles us up (their passion, focus, logic, etc). I tell my children that people's best qualities are the flip-sides of their flaws, so often turning what you perceive to be a flaw over on its head can help you find the good in someone. This thread is for acknowledging those things about the people with whom we have clashed.
Guidelines: though it's okay to acknowledge past clashes, please leave out passive aggression and backhanded compliments. If you don't have anything straightforward and positive to say, say it somewhere else or not at all. If oblique insults end up in here they'll be removed. Big sister is watching you.