By what means do you reconcile your propensities and your principles? It is easy to see the gaps between these two in others, but how do you address the incongruities in your own pattern? Are you swift to reconcile them or do you avoid such internal discussions like the plague? Do you seek the counsel of those who will hold you to a higher standard or do you turn to those who will reassure you that harboring such disagreements is, meh, acceptable and unavoidable?
The means by which you reconcile your propensities and your principles are the central drivers in the development of your character.