My Modus Operandi is to identify my own serious character flaws, then exploit them for fun and profit!
I have mild obsessive-compulsive tendencies. I exploit this to help organize and categorize source documents & data, and to improve the discipline and quality of my work.
I also have mild bipolar tendencies. I use my mania to get lots of work done, then my depression to fix all of the bugs that I introduced during my manic coding sessions: My own personal (psychological) Carnot cycle.
We are all flawed in some way. But sometimes we can find real strength in apparent weakness.