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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... personality.   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Even among those who occasionally land back in here again, we observe a profound change in personality.


2.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... personality change sufficient to bring about recovery ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
The terms "spiritual experience" and "spiritual awakening" are used many times in this book which, upon careful reading, shows that the personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism has manifested itself among us in many different forms.


3.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... personality changes, or religious experiences, must be ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Yet it is true that our first printing gave many readers the impression that these personality changes, or religious experiences, must be in the nature of sudden and spectacular upheavals.


4.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... personality defects all of us have in ...   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
Now let's ponder the need for a list of the more glaring personality defects all of us have in varying degrees.


5.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... personality defects have thus demolished their security.   12&12 Step Four, pp.51-52  
But all alcoholics who have drunk themselves out of jobs, family, and friends will need to cross-examine themselves ruthlessly to determine how their own personality defects have thus demolished their security.


6.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... personality defects of others could be cured ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.148  
The personality defects of others could be cured maybe with a loan.


7.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... personality defects, restitution to those harmed, helpfulness ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
Though he could not accept all the tenets of the Oxford Groups, he was convinced of the need for moral inventory, confession of personality defects, restitution to those harmed, helpfulness to others, and the necessity of belief in and dependence upon God.


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View STEP FOUR essay   ... personality extremes, types with which A.A. and ...   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
Of course the depressive and the power-driver are personality extremes, types with which A.A. and the whole world abound.


9.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... personality flaws and for a discussion of ...   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
Psychiatrists and psychologists point out the deep need every human being has for practical insight and knowledge of his own personality flaws and for a discussion of them with an understanding and trustworthy person.


10.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... personality that he makes friends with everyone.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
He has so attractive a personality that he makes friends with everyone.


11.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... personality traits as these into shop, office, ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
When we take such personality traits as these into shop, office, and the society of our fellows, they can do damage almost as extensive as that we have caused at home.


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... personality traits, if any, this group of ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
The doctors weren't trying to find how different we were from one another; they sought to find whatever personality traits, if any, this group of alcoholics had in common.


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View STEP EIGHT essay   ... personality traits in us injured and disturbed ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
Having carefully surveyed this whole area of human relations, and having decided exactly what personality traits in us injured and disturbed others, we can now commence to ransack memory for the people to whom we have given offense.


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