You know the absolute value sign in math?
|-3| = 3
If you take the absolute value of negative three, it equals three.
So no matter how big the negative number, when you see its absolute value, it has all the power of the positive number.
Same is true with people. No matter what negative label is attached to an individual (dishonest, rude, selfish, arrogant, proud, impatient, etc.), when we see their absolute value (who they really are as a child of God, pure and perfect as God made them), the whole value of the person without the negative label is apparent and has power.
Try it sometime.