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CHIEF FEATURE

This is your primary stumbling block and it's always a reaction based on fear. You may find a bit of yourself in all of them because most likely you have done them all from time to time. Since you are frequently blind to your own Chief Feature it may be best to consider how someone who knows you would describe you. Other people can always see your Chief Feature.

Instructions:

Select the group of statements that portrays your most typical reaction to the situation described below. 
 



 

When I get very upset or I am under stress I tend to...

      1.
  • Have a drink, light up, or take a drug to unwind.
  • Feel I'll lose control or my will power and I often do.
  • "Cut off my nose to spite my face."

     
    • 2.
  • Eat, drink, or consume something.
  • Feel deprived and believe I can't have what I want to fulfill my needs.
  • Go shopping. Buying things always makes me feel better.

     
    • 3.
  • Feel bad about myself and withdraw.
  • Feel like I'm incompetent.
  • Blame myself for whatever went wrong.

     
    • 4.
  • Internalize the problem and my barriers go up.
  • Become shy and hide behind a mask of competence.
  • Get critical and act a bit superior.

     
    • 5.
  • Feel trapped by my situation and helpless to get free.
  • Feel depressed like there is no escape.
  • Feel others have manipulated me into this negative situation.

     
    • 6.
  • Become very intolerant and try to rush ahead.
  • Fear I'll not have enough time to get things done.
  • Become irritated and sometimes act rashly.
     
    • 7.
  • Become more determined to tough it out.
  • Tend to become obstinate.
  • Refuse to consider others' feedback even if I think I might be wrong.

     

 


Key to the Chief Features:

1. Self-destruction

2. Greed

3. Self-deprecation

4. Arrogance

5. Martyrdom

6. Impatience

7. Stubbornness 
 



The Chief Feature is the side of our personality that is governed by ego. It is the primary defense or coping mechanism the personality uses to protect itself, and to protect the physical body to a certain degree. The key to balancing the ego in your life is not by seeking to destroy the chief feature because it is "bad," as it is often judged, but paradoxically, to love and accept the chief feature as a part of yourself with the good intention of protecting your personality. By acknowledging the chief feature when it shows up in your life, you will begin to recognize what fears run you, and you then have the opportunity to make a new choice: love that part of yourself, face your fear, heal it, and thank your chief feature for showing you that part of yourself. This process leads you into True Personality, where all aspects of yourself work in harmony to integrate yourself spiritually, emotionally, physically, and mentally. In this way you become whole. 

 


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