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Also Known As:- Lechery
Ruling Demon:- Asmodeus
Opposing Virtue:- Chastity
Lust is usually thought of as involving obsessive or excessive thoughts or desires of a sexual nature. Unfulfilled lusts sometimes lead to sexual or sociological compulsions and/or transgressions.
Those who are controlled by lust are often very open and experimental sexually. This does not necessarily mean that they have multiple partners and whore around, it may take place with a singular partner. They do, however, have strong sexual compulsions and are often very hands on with the partners they do have. It should be noted that this does not mean they are constantly having sex either. There are other ways to sate the sin which includes not only self gratification but the gratification of others. Lust is a sin of desire, and it may be reversed in the sense that they know how to inspire the sin in others. Singles who are controlled by the sin of Lust tend to frequent places such as strip bars to sate their desires.
Prostitutes, strippers and even nude models can be considered to be under the control of Lust.
Also Known As:- Over-Consumption
Ruling Demon:- Beelzebub
Opposing Virtue:- Temperance
Gluttony is the over-indulgence and over-consumption of anything to the point of waste. This does not necessarily mean the over-consumption of food but can also include Alcohol, Cigarettes, Drugs and anything of a similar nature. Any form of addiction can be seen as committing the sin of Gluttony.
Those controlled by this sin can often be found in bars or restaurants on a frequent basis. Some will even become Drug Dealers or start creating their own Alcohol, often resulting in the desire being sated. Most people controlled by this sin above others will find that they are more prone to addiction than others. A lot of these people are considered to be Alcoholics or Drug Addicts but, at the very least, will smoke or eat out regularly.
Alcoholics and Addicts will often be considered gluttonous, however those who frequently consume something to the point that it is wasteful fall into this category.
Also Known As:- Avarice or Covetousness
Ruling Demon:- Mammon
Opposing Virtue:- Charity
Greed is, like lust and gluttony, a sin of excess. However, greed is applied to the acquisition of wealth, status, and power in particular. This doesn't necessarily mean the simple desire for more but also obtaining said wealth, often through nefarious means.
Anyone considered to be controlled by this sin are often rich, or have a desire to be. They run for political positions and will do almost anything to gain the power, wealth and status they desire. They are very driven and often don't have a problem stepping on anyone to get what they want. They will result to disloyalty, deliberate betrayal or treason for personal gain, often through bribery, scavenging and hoarding of materials or objects. They are not above theft and robbery, especially by means of violence, trickery or manipulation.
In the extreme you will find those involved in Greedy crimes (i.e. a robbery, particularly resulting in murder) to be controlled by this sin.
Also Known As:- Acedia or Despair
Ruling Demon:- Belphegor
Opposing Virtue:- Diligence
More than other sins, the definition of sloth has changed considerably since its original inclusion among the seven deadly sins. In fact it was first called the sin of sadness or despair. The modern view goes further, regarding laziness and indifference as the sin at the heart of the matter. Sloth is often seen as being considerably less serious than the other sins, more a sin of omission than of commission.
People who are ruled by the sin of Sloth are often plagued with feelings of hopelessness, despondency, pessimism, impending doom and melancholy. They tend to see the cloud in every silver lining and are often expecting the worst from every situation. These people do not know how to truly love and have often had hard lives, but that is an extreme case. On the other side of the coin they can also be lazy, with no ambition, often stuck in an entry level job with little or no desire to go any further than what they have. They are at a stalemate, with no desire to move from their lot in life. They do not wish to move forward.
In the extreme, those under the sin of Sloth can be considered suicidal, lazy or lacking ambition. Sloth is, perhaps, the sin with the most loopholes.
Also Known As:- Rage or Anger or Malice
Ruling Demon:- Satan/Amon
Opposing Virtue:- Patience
Wrath may be described as inordinate and uncontrolled feelings of hatred and anger. These feelings can manifest as vehement denial of the truth, both to others and in the form of self-denial, impatience with the procedure of law, and the desire to seek revenge outside of the workings of the justice system and generally wishing to do evil or harm to others.
Those ruled by the sin of Wrath are often ruthless and unstoppable once they are triggered. Most will have short tempers and are often quite firey at times. They are known for their outbursts often resulting in a small power surge. Some controlled by Wrath are often feared by others for their temper alone but even the smallest things can provoke them.
In the extreme, those ruled by Wrath can have Anger Management issues or may simply beat or injur someone in a fit of rage. The most important thing to note is that they are often not showing signs of the sin until provoked.
Also Known As:- Jealousy
Ruling Demon:- Leviathan
Opposing Virtue:- Kindness
Like greed (and, to a degree, lust), envy is characterized by an insatiable desire; they differ, however, for two main reasons. First, greed is largely associated with material goods, whereas envy may apply more generally. Second, those who commit the sin of envy desire something that someone else has which they perceive themselves as lacking.
Those in this category often want what everyone else has, but do not have the desire to go and get it. This can be material possessions or a simple power that they want but do not wish to work to get, something they believe should rightfully be theirs. Often, with this sin, comes the Envy of those who have relationships that seem perfect, those who have money, those who have a status within society and, even more simply, those who have an item that the Envious person desires.
Being green with Envy to the point that you will harm another will often result in this sin controlling someone to the extreme. Strangely enough, Adultery can be put here, as well as Lust, due to the fact that it contains wanting someone who is another's.
Also Known As:- Vainglory
Ruling Demon:- Lucifer
Opposing Virtue:- Humility
In almost every list pride is considered the original and most serious of the seven deadly sins, and indeed the ultimate source from which the others arise. It is identified as a desire to be more important or attractive than others, failing to give compliments to others though they may be deserving of them, and excessive love of self.
Those in this category are often very egotistical or have a high view of themselves. They think that they are better than everyone else and everyone else should know it. They are often found bragging about their accomplishments or seeking compliments for what they do just so they know someone else is paying attention to their successes. The phrase "to be more attractive" does not strike to simply physical appearance. This can also mean one's perception of another. Pride revolves around how a person is seen by everyone else and how they see themselves.
It may seem strange, given that it can fit into Greed as well, but Politicians will often fit into this sin.