More from Art Pressparch’s “Gnome Virtues” book.
Gnomes can find themselves more prone to certain vices than other races. Individual gnomes are very giving. They have a tendency to ‘put it all out there’ this can lead to excess. Gnomes sometimes contribute more than their fair share in ways that damage their ability to function in the future. Other times, gnomes put out things that don’t contribute or even impair the goals of the group. These lead to fatigue over-extension, squander, vanity, bragging, and immodesty.
On the other side are gnomes of too much modesty, those that believe their contributions are insignificant or even burdensome to those around them. Many a gnomes has seen a group that works well and thought, “There is no need for me here.” and thereby denied others a new and unique source of ideas.
Many gnomes go too far with their ideas and things become unnecessarily Complicated or Grandiose. This is especially a problem when trying to set an example for other races. The tall folk like things to be simple and direct. Many a gnomes attempt to capture nuance has been perceived as convoluted and unproductive. No matter how good your solution is, it helps no one if the explanation is too confounding to be put in to practice.
HA! That ‘insignificant’ part has Mekkatorque written all over it. I don;t see any of these that apply to ME either, so that feels good. How about you? What’s wrong with you gnome?