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Accepting and dealing with your character flaws

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Written by Ryan Whiteside

There is this saying that “We all have issues that we need to deal with.” No matter how much of a well-rounded person you think you are, you should admit to the fact that nobody is perfect and there is a particular part of your personality which probably looks weird or is annoying for others.

However, these little quirks, annoying habits and personal rituals that you just cannot seem to get rid of what is makes each person unique and interesting.

character_flawsWhat is a Better Way to Look at Your Character Flaws?

The first thing that you need to do when dealing with your character flaws is to accept it is a part of who you are. Again, remember that these characteristics are the things that make each individual unique, so you might as well accept it.

To have a deeper understanding of what character flaws are all about, here is a brief look into its two main types.

First, there is the minor character flaw. This includes a little quirk like habitual lateness that you just cannot seem to shrug off. Or being easily irritable, especially in the mornings.

How about having a boiling temper, when you easily get all hot and bothered over the little things?

Second, there are major character flaws ““ serious problems such as gambling, addiction or alcoholism.

Major character flaws are highly ‘treatable’ ““ there are professionals who can help get you out of your addiction or alcoholism. But what about the minor character flaws which is not readily obvious from an outsider’s point of view? Read on to find out how exactly you can deal with this.

Tips on Dealing with Your Character Flaws

Basically, dealing with minor character flaws can either be a short-term ‘treatment’ ““ or a lifelong process.

For example, if you are a habitual procrastinator ““ learning about time management can easily ‘cure’ you of this minor character flaw.

But what about being easily irritable? For this, you may want to analyze yourself and learn how this character flaw is affecting others.

When you’ve had a bad day at work and you come home to your family ““ do you often snap at your family members because of your annoyance over what happened in the workplace?

Put yourself in your family’s shoes and imagine how you will react if you get a ‘snappish’ response over an otherwise innocent question. Naturally, you will get hurt, especially if you do not know the reason behind such behavior.

Second, if you feel that your minor character flaw can easily be adjusted for a newer, better you ““ go out of your way and try to change it. This is especially true if your personality quirks are negatively affecting your colleagues or your loved ones.

All in all, character flaws are a natural part of one’s personality. Depending on how it affects others ““ you can consciously take the necessary steps to change or accept it as part of who you are. No matter which of these two options you choose, the important thing is for you to learn how to deal with your character flaws and accept them as part of who you really are as a person.

About the author

Ryan Whiteside is a writer and creator of the site Ultimate Personal Development. He offers hundreds of free articles on all areas of personal development. Including a free ebook titled “How You Can Earn One Million Dollars.”

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