I love you for who you are.
I came across the line from a BBC Radio’s drama, and wondered what’s the difference from saying “I love you as you are,” or “I love you for what you are.” Would you explain the three of them?
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There is a common expression:
"I love you for what you are, not who you are."
This always seems to be said to someone who is either famous or powerful in their own right or from an influential family so "what you are" is about the person's own qualities such as their warm personality, kindness, ability to fill others' needs, etc.
To love someone "as you are" brings to mind the disclaimer used with discount merchandise - "sold as-is", meaning with all its inherent value and (any) hidden defects. ;-)