exam #1 - deep within his nature. The character ethic is...

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In Covey’s book, he talks in detail of the “personality and character” ethics. Having an understanding of them both is essential to one’s lifestyle. The personality ethic is more a function of your personality: public image, attitudes, behaviors, skills, and techniques. These examples lubricate the processes of human interactions. The philosophy of “smiling wins more friends than frowning” is based upon the “personality ethic”. The “Character ethic” is based on the foundations of success: integrity, humility, fidelity, temperance, courage, justice, patience, industry, simplicity, modesty, and the Golden Rule. An example of the character ethic is Benjamin Franklin. His autobiography is the story of a man’s efforts to integrate certain principles and habit
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Unformatted text preview: deep within his nature. The character ethic is the best way to achieve long-term happiness. Covey states the personality ethic contributes secondary, not primary traits. The character ethic is like the building blocks of life. One needs the character ethic to build their life upon; one cannot go through life and be successful just by looking, talking, and walking a certain way. In my life, I have been fortunate to use the majority of the character ethic over the personality ethic, not many people can attest to that. I do not believe in looking the right way to attend class; I would like to be comfortable in class, not moving around because I am uncomfortable and trying to impress someone....
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