For the inquisitive prospective stepper asking the question ‘ What is a bad behaver? ’ the short definition would be someone who is not an addict, and is not ill, yet still behaves badly. For example if the problem is violent behavior this can be an addiction. The violent behaver should check whether their behavior has become an addiction by answering this question: Is it difficult to stop behaving violently? If so, you are most likely an addict and would best try to get on the violence anonymous program.
If still unsure, you may be able to define yourself as one of four types of problem user described under What is an Addict? Emotions anonymous is another program that welcomes prospective steppers with anger issues and the like.
If you are sure you are not an addict and not ill, here is a list of bad behavior that could be addressed in a pure self-improvement program: acting harmfully, anger, dishonesty, fearfulness, gluttony, greed, hate, impatience, intolerance, jealousy, laziness, lust, non-consideration of others, resentfulness, selfishness, self-importance, self-justification, self-pity, self-condemnation, and treating others with suspicion.
Over time the program could transform steppers with these sorts of problems into people who do good deeds, are calm, honest, courageous, moderate, giving and sharing, and show love, are patient, tolerant, grateful, take useful action, help others, are considerate, forgiving, show interest in others, modest, see others’ points of view, are concerned for others, self-forgiving, and trust others.