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Old 04-24-2015, 06:39 PM   #1
MajestyJo
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Default Chipping Away at Defects of Character

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Chipping away at my defects of character was introduced to me ten years ago. I had my own set of poker chips with defects written on them front and back, sent to me by Mistyeve. I gave mine to a sponsee, and what I try to do, is just be honest as to what defect I need to work on in today. As I said to my sponsor one day, "I need to talk about Step 6. My defects of character were glaringly apparent today."

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This list of character defects is what I have on my set of poker chips. The idea Father John Doe (First Alcoholic Priest in AA) had
was to draw a chip every day and work and be aware ot that particular character defect just for that day. I try not to offend
my chip of the day and over a period of time these defects have improved gradually. It works if ya work it!!! Good Luck!!!---Mistyeve

PATIENCE IMPATIENCE
LOVE HATE
WILLING STUBBORN
PROCRASTINATE DO IT!
SELF PITY SELF FORGETFUL
HONEST DISHONEST
LOYAL DISLOYAL
RESPONSIBLE IRRESPONSIBLE
ACCEPTANCE DEFIANCE
EQUALITY PREJUDICE
FEAR FAITH
ACTIVE LAZY
PRAISE CRITICIZE
RELAXED DEFENSIVE
PRIDE HUMILITY
SERENITY CHAOTIC
GOD CENTERED SELF CENTERED
GENEROUSITY GREED
CONTENT JEALOUS
ANGER SELF CONTROL
MORAL IMMORAL
TRUST SUSPICIOUS
TOLERANCE INTOLERANCE
ORGANIZED DISORGANIZED
DISCIPLINED UNDISCIPLINED
RUDE POLITE
GRATEFUL UNGRATEFUL
HUMOR HUMORLESS
Taken from Al-Anon's Blueprint to Progress - Fourth Step Inventory

Aware of others/Self-centered

Helpful to others/Self-indulgent

Generous/Selfish

Thoughtful/Self-pitying

Open-minded, gracious/Smug, stubborn

Perceptive/Judgmental

Respectful/Disrespectful

Patient/Impatient

Tolerant/Intolerant

Realistic/Unrealistic

Reasonable/Unreasonable

Assertive/Submissive

Cooperative/Domineering

Outgoing/Withdrawn

Forgiving/Resentful

Trusting/Suspicious

Trustworthy/Prone to gossip

Content/Envious

Agreeable/Disagreeable

Cheerful/Discourteous

Kind/Unkind

Loving,caring/Indifferent

Discreet/Lacking discretion

Stable/Panicky, violent

Consistent/Inconsistent

Sincere/Insincere

Honest/Dishonest

Willing to admit faults/Self-righteous

Humble/Arrogant

Calm/Worrisome

Relaxed/Tense

Confident, having faith/Fearful, apprehensive

Hopeful/Despondent

Optimistic/Pessimistic

Living for today/Living in the past, worrying about the future

Industrious/Lazy

Prompt/Procrastinating

Purposeful/Aimless

Responsible/Irresponsible

Using talents and abilities/Disinterested in self

Thankful/Ungrateful

Willing to continue to seek emotional and spiritual balance/Smug, complacent
I hope to post daily a defect of character that I need to work on in today.
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