FOURTH STEP INVENTORY: RESENTMENTS
Read from bottom of page 63 through 65 of the Big Book before beginning.
1. Column 1: Page 64: “In dealing with resentments, we set them on paper. We listed people, institutions or principles with whom we were angry.” (Complete column 1 from top to bottom. Do nothing with
column 2,3,4 until column 1 has been completed.
2. Column 2: Page 64: “We asked ourselves why we were angry.” (Complete column 2 from top to bottom. Do nothing with column 3 & 4 until column 2 has been completed.
3. Column 3: Page 65: “On our grudge list we set opposite each name our injuries. Was it our self-esteem, our security, our ambitions, our personal, or sex relations, which had been interfered with? “
(Complete each column within column 3 from top to bottom. Starting with Self-Esteem and finishing with Sex Relations. Do nothing with column 4 until column 3 has been completed).
4. Column 4: Page 67: “Referring to our list again. Putting out of our minds the wrongs others had done, we resolutely looked for our own mistakes. Where had we been selfish, dishonest, self-seeking and
frightened? Though a situation had not been entirely our fault, we tried to disregard the other person involved entirely. Where were we to blame? The inventory was ours, not the other man’s.”
The exact nature of my
wrong. Be specific.
Where was I to blame?
I’m resentful at:
What part of self was hurt
List the names of people
Institutions or principles with
whom we were angry.
Why am I angry?
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