# K-means sensitivity to outliers?

I'm studying K-means, and one important drawback of K-means is the lack of robustness to outliers. My question is: are there any cases when the lack of robustness to outliers may be considered not as a defect of K-means but as a virtue instead?

• one important drawback of K-means is the lack of robustness to outliers what's the source of this? – user2974951 Oct 8 '18 at 6:41