Malotype

Malotype

n.
a certain person who embodies all the things you like the least about yourself—a seeming caricature of your worst tendencies—which leaves you feeling repulsed and fascinated in equal measure, having stumbled upon a role model of exactly the kind of person you never want to be.

Latin malus, bad + typus, a kind of sculptor’s mold. A mold is essentially a negative image of the object you want to sculpt—so if you’re trying to shape yourself, perhaps a good first step is to scoop away the negative space. Pronounced “mal-uh-tahyp.”

Liberosis

The Standard Blues

Indosentia

Sayfish

Typifice

Desanté

Aesthosis

Tarrion

Candling

The Whipgraft Delusion

Fool’s Guilt

Povism

Symptomania

Ioia

Maugry

Deep Gut

Flichtish

Trueholding

Heartspur

Mottleheaded

Apolytus

Catoptric Tristesse

Amentalio

Thrapt

Galagog

Tornomov

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