Writing of alcoholics, I wanted to provide what I believe to be their Top Ten Traits. I would love to hear back from you, about your ideas and any traits you think should also be on the list.
Careless: Like a child, act without thinking. I want it now despite the consequences.
Self-pity: Poor little ole me. Nobody understands me, woe is me
Flounder: Generally, do not do as well as their skills allow, they give up.
Excuses: Tend to blame others for their problems/mistakes. Not their fault. They hate the world
Unfairness: Everybody is against them and nothings fair. “wah wah wah life’s not fair”.
Patience: Too difficult to cope with negative feelings/situations for any period of time.
Frustrated: Frustrated quickly, erupting into anger if something doesn’t go their way
Loveless: “Why would anyone want to love someone as worthless as me?”
Paranoid: Everyone is out to get them – They feel they are being followed and watched.
Denial: They do not have a problem, everyone else has a problem
Bonus Trait – This trait is so well known, it is simply a given. It should be a list of its own.
Liars, Cheats and Thief’s: They will make any excuse, tell any lie, cheat anyone and steal from everyone possible; especially their family, in order to drink.Shareby