Sunday, December 5, 2021

12 Character Traits That Can Lead to Failure

Character traits are all the aspects of a person’s behavior and attitudes that make up that person’s personality. Everyone has character traits, both good and bad. Even characters in books have character traits. Character traits are often shown with descriptive adjectives, like being patient, unfaithful, or jealous.

Often, someone’s character and personality are intertwined. But, believe it or not, the two are quite distinct. The easiest way to separate the two is to say personality traits are surface-level observations, visible from the outside, while character traits are deep-seated, not immediately obvious, and developed over time.

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A new friend’s outgoing, amiable personality can be easily observed. However, her honest character will take more time to become apparent. (Image: Dreamstime.com © Antonio Guillem )

A new friend’s outgoing, amiable personality can be easily observed. However, her honest character will take more time to become apparent. You will have to get to know her better to learn if she stresses the importance of honesty and she has taken life lessons to heart. This would make honesty one of her character traits.

This also makes core values similar to character traits. They’re more than surface-level observations; they’re guiding principles for life. Some character traits can affect your ability to work, play, and your ability to make money.

Research has found that negative character traits or flaws easily lead to poverty and failure.
Research has found that negative character traits or flaws easily lead to poverty and failure. (Image: Dreamstime.com © Tracy King)

Research has found that negative character traits or flaws easily lead to poverty and failure. Let’s take a look at some negative character trait examples and learn how to recognize the many variations.

12 negative character traits

Contentment

As long as there’s food to eat and clothes to wear, you’re satisfied and have no desire to improve.

Complacency

Whatever you have is the best, and there’s no need to deal with other people, or set higher goals.

Conservativeness

This kind of person lives according his/her past experiences; they will not venture out.

Cowardice

These people are always afraid, and lack the courage to take any risk.

Laziness

There are two kinds of laziness: physical and mental.

 A loner

To make money, you need to build up good human relationships; being a loner will lead to difficulty in dealing with people.

People of narrow states

This refers to being narrow-minded, having a narrow vision, or narrow knowledge. People who are narrow-minded and have narrow visions have a hard time getting along with people and society.

Passiveness

Passive people do not have the initiative to do anything. No matter how great their abilities are, nothing will be accomplished.

Selfishness

These people never want to give and only want to receive. All they will have in the end is themselves instead of success and wealth.

Pride

These people treasure small achievements. Even though they appear successful, it’s only for a short while, as soon they will lose everything.

Self-righteousness

Self-righteous and opinionated people generally have poor interpersonal relationships with others; thus, it is difficult to accomplish great things.

Arrogance

Arrogant people are unpopular; even though they have talents and abilities, they will not listen to suggestions or opinions, which will eventually lead to failure.

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Raven Montmorency
Raven Montmorency is a pen name used for a writer based in India. She has been writing with her main focus on Lifestyle and human rights issues around the world.
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