Character Defects Protect You, Until They Don’t
I see now that there had been plenty of times where the qualities that make a good employee would have left me at the receiving end of victimization and exploitation. A pleasant smile, a helpful attitude, and an unassuming disposition were several of the things I was smart enough to not bring into jail or a drug deal. I lived no hardened criminal life, but the fact remained that more and more dangerous people came into my life as the stakes continued to climb.
Adjust or You Don’t Survive
My personal understanding of what a character defect has, however, matured. They were survival mechanisms.
Adjusting, Adapting, and Transforming Character Defects in Recovery
Transforming can be done. We just need to make a sustainable, routine effort in ourselves to do so.
Letting Go of Character Defects is Hard
Mostly I find, letting go of problem and habitual behaviors involve doing things that I find frightening – very frightening at times.
About Donald Huffman