This weekend my 12 step recovery retreat ended with a discussion of how they apply to my character defects and or flaws if that makes you more comfortable.
The 7 Deadly Sins:
I was asked to examine my most glaring character defects and determine which ones point directly to one of the deadly sins.
My glaring character defects:
A need to be right
So out of these I was puzzled. They can point to all of the 7 sins really.
When I tried to identify only one it lead me to another.
What I finally settled on was:
I want everything, expect everything.
I fear I may lose something I have or wont get something I want.
I become focused on what I want to do at that moment and I neglect basic responsibilities like housework and sometimes large responsibilities like my husband, Kids or Work.
No matter what it all comes back to self... Selfish and self-centered.
This lead me to Greed. I want what I want when I want it...
I lived that way for a long time. Now I work really hard to not think or behave that way. It's not easy and I will never master it or be perfect.
Progress not perfection.