Everybody has at least one character defect. It is how you go about improving or removing character defects and how you choose to mitigate or change your bad habits, that define you as a person.
Life is non-linear and non- stagnant, and nobody is perfect. Keeping that in mind, be gentle to yourself and open your mind as you discover your character defects and work towards changing them.
Removing Character Defects
What Are Character Defects?
Character defects are seemingly harmful or toxic traits that hinder your growth and cause issues for you in your life that are negative.
Character defects could be something as simple as a vice, bad habits, or a way of thinking. It is something that you have possibly recognized as a problem area that you would like to fix.
Here are some examples of character defects:
- Being too critical or judgemental
- Too Much Pride
- Overly apologetic
How To Change Your Personality
Personality changes, unfortunately, don’t happen overnight. It is a long term and gradual process.
As humans, we spend most of our lives changing and evolving; the main thing is to acknowledge and work on what you see as an issue in your life and take action to fix it.
Personality has to do with your mind and the way you think.
Here are some steps and things to think about as you work on overcoming what you believe is holding you back.
5 Steps To Work On When Removing Character Defects
Progress Not Perfection
Nobody is perfect, and we spend the majority of our lives working to better ourselves. The goal is to start the process chase this idea of making progress, not finding the solution. It is the steps you take towards the solution that count in the end.
Although time is linear, remember that progress and life are very much non-linear in how and when events in life happen. It’s okay if something doesn’t work. The goal is to keep trying and if you fail, try a different method to get there.
Replace malicious behavior with positive behavior. Instead of doing destructive activities, replace those with alternative tasks that you can, in a sense, use to distract yourself,
It can be something productive, but it doesn’t have to be.
The goal is for it to be less harmful than whatever it is you are trying to replace.
This will do one of two things. It will rewire your brain until eventually you won’t focus or crave that harmful activity, and two, it would provide you less time to think about that destructive activity.
Don’t give up. Continuously seek the idea of wanting to change and improve yourself as a person.
This isn’t something that will be fixed overnight but will be an ongoing process. We will spend our whole lives improving and becoming better versions of ourselves each time. It won’t be perfect, but the idea is to chase progress, not perfection.
Let go of old negative behaviors from your past—work towards conquering past pain so that you may move forward.
Let go of the things that stop you from moving forward, making you bitter or bear a grudge, and in general, anything that is not making you happy.
Taking off that bitter edge will allow you to push on forward and give up things in your life that no longer serve you any purpose.
Envision what you want for yourself and who you want to be.
By essentially making yourself a role model for yourself, you provide yourself something to strive towards. Control your narrative. You can become the type of person you want to be. You have the power to change what makes up you. Not instantly, but over time.
Everybody has something that could be considered a character defect. Nobody is perfect, and we are continually growing and evolving.
By identifying where our problem areas are and making a plan towards fixing them and working towards removing character defects, we will be better able to control our own narrative allowing us to live longer, healthier, and happier lives.
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