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

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. Website post on sloth forthcoming. 



An established aversion to work or exertion, particularly as regards spiritual matters. 

Terms &

Acedia, aloof, apathy, couch potato, deadness, dilly-dallying, drowsiness, dullness, goof-off, idleness, impassive, indifference, indolence, inertia, lackadaisical, laggard, languid, languor, laxness, lazy, lazybones, lethargy, listlessness, loafer, passive, procrastinating, shiftless, shirker, slackness, slouch, slothful, sluggishness, stupor, torpid, torpor, uncaring


Conscientiousness, diligence, industriousness, perseverance

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

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