Sin # : Too Good to Be True
Fable Name – Alice in Wonderland, The Barn Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
What it is – A name that’s too good to be true. If a person feels like they are being talked up, or their accomplishments aren’t being taken seriously by someone else they know then this sin might be at work.
How to Avoid It- Being honest with yourself and others about what you can do well will help avoid some of these negative feelings. Try not always saying yes when asked for more time or responsibility because sometimes people mistake your kindness for weakness instead of trustworthiness and commitment. Remembering that you don’t owe anyone anything but honesty helps as well. Don’t let yourself be talked into something you don’t want to do.
Sin # : Too Distant
Fable Name – The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Cinderella’s Sister, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’ Stepsister
What it is – A person who seems distant or disconnected from an issue; someone that feels like they are watching what’s happening but not fully involved in the situation. This sin can cause a lot of confusion for those around them because people with this sin seem as if they know more than they share.
It could also be seen as stubbornness when one doesn’t want to accept responsibility for anything going wrong in their life. How to Avoid It- One way to avoid this sin is to always know what the issue at hand truly entails.
Sin #: Too Honest or Straightforward
Fable Name – Rapunzel, Cinderella’s Sister
What it is – Someone who has no filter and says everything that comes into their mind without thinking about how others may feel. They are transparent with themselves and those around them which can be viewed as being too honest. This person also lacks in emotional intelligence so they don’t understand if someone doesn’t respond well when something personal gets shared with them. How to Avoid It- One way of avoiding this sin would be for one not say anything unless absolutely necessary–to only speak when you have a point or there’s an awkward silence waiting for someone to break.
Sin #: Too Much
Description- A person who is the center of attention and won’t stop talking, they are always trying to be noticed, paid attention to or have their voice heard. This can come off as being too much for those around them–people may get annoyed with this personality because it’s like living in an echo chamber where nothing else matters but that person even if what they’re saying isn’t important. How to Avoid It – With social media, people tend to post about everything so one way not getting labeled as “too much” would be by limiting how often you share on your channels which will give others something new from time-to-time instead of seeing the same things over and over again.
Sin #: Too Loud
Description- This sin is always trying to be heard, even when no one wants to listen because they’re being too pushy and self-centered–you can’t have a conversation with this person without their voice overpowering everyone else’s. How to Avoid It – One way would be by practicing the art of listening as it helps you learn from other people who are talking instead of just waiting for your turn get an opinion in or advice out. You don’t want to come off as someone who talks only about themselves and doesn’t care what others say which will show up on social media feeds that were once shared among friends but now feel like there are more advertisements than anything else.
Sin #: Too Dull
Description- This sin is so uninteresting that they are always the last person to finish an assignment or idea–no one wants to hear anything this person has to say because there’s no excitement behind it all and people can’t help but feel like their ideas are a little better than theirs in comparison. How To Avoid It – The best way for someone who does not want to be seen as too dull would be by staying interested in what others have been doing, whether they’re talking about themselves or just thinking about something cool from class today. You don’t have to talk every time you get into a conversation with other people if your job seems boring enough already then try listening more and nodding, especially if you have no ideas of your own to share.
Description- The sin is always talking about people and what they’re doing behind their back–you know someone gossipy when they constantly spread rumors or give out personal information without being asked. How To Avoid It – Hiding in the shadows and eavesdropping on conversations from afar might seem like a good idea but it’s not going to make anyone want to talk to them; try taking some time for themselves so that you can be more levelheaded with other people later on, whether it’s reading a book at coffee shop or just staying home alone watching movies all day long. If one still wants to indulge in listening in on conversations, it’s best to make sure they’re not eavesdropping on anyone who would be hurt by the gossip but are instead just keeping up with celebrity news.
Description- The sin is always thinking that one is better than others and always trying to get their way no matter what–you know someone arrogant when they look down at people or refuse to listen if you disagree with them about anything. How To Avoid It – When dealing with other people, try being polite even if they may seem like an idiot (after all, a lot of times we can’t see things from more perspectives). If there’s something in particular where one really disagrees with another person, it might be a good idea to offer some suggestions and see how they react.
Description- The sin is always wanting what others have, no matter the cost–you know someone covetous when they’re always trying to take things out of people’s hands or refuse to share with them in any way. How To Avoid It – Be generous with your time, money, and anything else you can offer up without hurting yourself too much financially; if there’s something that another person needs more than you (e.g., food), it might be a good idea to offer it up first before asking for anything from them just in case they really need whatever it is. As well as this, try not being jealous of other people’s accomplishments or possessions. o Lying Description- The sin is telling an untruth for a selfish motive or to hurt someone else, and not correcting the lie afterward–you know that someone is lying when they need others in order to get what they want out of them; it’s often difficult to detect the truth from their words as well since many are very convincing liars. How To Avoid It – Keep your promises: if you say you’ll do something, make sure that you actually follow through with doing it (both by fulfilling expectations of those around you and meeting your own standards). Don’t be dishonest about who or what has happened either: don’t oversell yourself, exaggerate accomplishments, or tell people things