Definition of Character:
The mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.

Synonyms for Character:

Personality, nature, disposition, temperament, mentality, constitution, make-up, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or other 12 step programs.
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We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.

Most of us thought good character was desirable. Seldom did we look at character-building as something desirable in itself. –As Bill Sees It | More… (p.103)

A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another’s. What I saw in others was reflected in my own personality.

The things I loathed in others existed in me. The anger and resentments came from a denial of self.

In sobriety I hear the advice of others. I don’t always like it but I hear it. I give criticism and today I am growing in my acceptance of criticism. –Father Leo | More…


In every man’s record there are four chapters: reputation, character, influence, destiny.
Reputation is what people think of us.

Character is what we are, the real product of our thoughts, our hidden motives.
Influence is what we put into the lives of others. It cannot be measured. It cannot be limited.

Destiny is determined by one’s record. To the righteous death is not to be feared. It is the open door to a larger and finer life. The secret of the well-kept record is to have the mind and the spirit of Christ within. –The Upper Room, (April, May, June 1939) | More…ddIVIDER LINE

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition aspired, and success achieved. –Helen Keller

Everyone has two personalities, a good and a bad. We are all dual personalities to some extent. Pass into the fuller spiritual life, which is a life of joy and peace. –24 Hours | More…

We are apt to think that everything that happens to us is to be turned into useful teaching; it is to be turned into something better than teaching, viz. into character. We shall find that the spheres God brings us into are not meant to teach us something but to make us something. –Oswald Chambers | More…



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