So Step Six—“Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character”—is A.A.s way of stating the best possible attitude one can take in order to make a beginning on this lifetime job. This does not mean that we expect all our character defects to be lifted out of us as the drive to drink was.
What does character defect mean?
A character flaw, or character defect, is any type of imperfection in the way a person thinks or behaves. Some “flaws,” like sleeping in a little bit past your alarm every morning or taking showers that could be considered “too long” by normal standards, are not negatively impacting anyone.
What does the big book say about character defects?
Admit, accept, and patiently correct defects. As soon as he begins to be more objective, the newcomer can fearlessly, rather than fearfully, look at his own defects. Then fear, in turn, generates more character defects. What we must recognize now is that we exult in some of our defects.
What is the 6th step prayer in AA?
Sixth Step Prayer Dear God, I am ready for Your help in removing from me the defects of character which I now realize are obstacles to my recovery. Help me to continue being honest with myself and guide me toward spiritual and mental health.