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

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 greed on this website, please click on link.



An immoderate or excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially when it comes to material wealth. 

Terms &

Avarice, cheap, covetousness, craving, cupidity, excess, gluttony, grasping, hog,indulgence, ingratitude, insatiable, intemperance, miserly, piggishness, pinch-penny, rapacity, stingy, ravenousness, voracity


Generosity, gratitude, temperance

For other character defects, please click on the appropriate link: Dishonesty, EnvyNarrow-mindedness, Pride, Sloth

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