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Appendix 4: Common Manifestations of Self: Character Defects – Envy

This is one in a series of tables featuring the main character defects discussed in PTP Step 4. For accompanying tables of defective emotions, see Appendix 3 on this site. The tables are intended to help us take inventory using the guides to Inventory Type A and/or B


Envy


 Definition 

A comparative and competitive concern to attain the personal worth we perceive others possess but we lack and a consequent desire for it to be diminished or lost and for them to fail and be brought down.


 Related

 Terms &
 Defects


Backbiting, begrudge, covet, eat one’s heart out, evil eye, grudge, grudging, heartburn, ill will, invidious, lusting, malice, resentfulness, spite

 Corrective 

 Character
 Virtues


Gratitude, humility

For other character defects, please click on the appropriate link: Pride, Greed

For appendices 1, 2, or 3, please click on its link.