# Reading list for character defects

Could you recommend books/articles about character defects (e.g. envy, laziness, hate, etc.).

I am particularly interested in:

• A comprehensive list of character defects
• Description of possible causes of those defects
• Examples

The character defects should not be necessarily caused by mental illness.

An example of a book that seems to fit my criteria would be (although it is related to mental illnesses): 50 Signs of Mental Illness - A Guide to Understanding Mental Health - by James Whitney Hicks

No limits about the date of publication (the older the better).

• Welcome to Psychology.SE. This question could be seen to be too broad as it can generate a large list. Have you tried conducting some searches on Google Scholar? Searching Envy for example comes up with a long list of books and articles. – Chris Rogers Oct 4 '19 at 14:14
• Thank you, haven't thought about that myself. It is a good idea if you want to go deep into collecting information about a particular character flaw. It this point I am more interested in finding a comprehensive list with some description of of the causes and examples. – Eugen Oct 5 '19 at 14:03