Appendix 4: Common Manifestations of Self: Character Defects - Dishonesty

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. For a post on dishonesty on this website, please click on link.



A disposition to lie, cheat, defraud, or deceive out of a self-centered concern to conceal and thereby evade the consequences of what we construe to be a wrong or believe others may rightly construe as such.  

Terms &

Artifice, bunk, chicanery, conniving, corruption, crafty, crookedness, cunning, dodge, double-crossing, double-dealing, deceit, deception, devious, dissembling, dissimulate, double cross, duplicity, equivocate, evasive, fabricate, faithlessness, falsehood, feign, feint, forgery, furtive, fraud, graft, guile, hypocrisy, infidelity, insincerity, jive, lip service, lying, machination, maneuver, manipulative, mendacity, perfidy, phoniness, plot, pretending, prevaricate, quack, racket, rationalization, ruse, scheming, self-justification, sham, sly, sophistry, stealing, stratagem, subterfuge, surreptitious, swindle, treachery, trickery, two-faced, underhanded, unscrupulous, untrustworthy, untruthfulness, wily 


Candidness, frankness, honesty, humility, integrity, simplicity, sincerity 

For other character defects, please click on the appropriate link: Envy, Greed, Narrow-mindedness, Pride, Sloth

For appendix 12, or 3, please click on its link.