Indie developer James Hollender's has released the first 2 of 10 instructional videos for his iOS Life Inventory lifestyle apps that guide users in creating their own Moral Inventory, which can provide greater self-understanding of their personality, strengths, and weaknesses. These apps allow the user to learn more about themselves than ever thought possible and at only a small fraction the cost of a single visit to a therapist. While requiring a significant investment of time, the Inventory allows users to analyze their reactions to: People, Institutions and Organizations; Principles, Ideals and Beliefs; Sources of Anxiety and Excitement; Fears; and Sex Relations. Originally designed for persons participating in 12-Step programs, it has since been discovered that a Moral Inventory can help anyone analyze their life to learn more about themselves than ever imagined possible. Version 2.1 provides substantially faster access when moving between editing and reviewing individual incidents in addition to allowing for easy corrections of Entity and Incident names while reviewing Incidents.
The process of completing a Life Inventory does not directly address anyone's specific problems or addictions, but rather helps the user examine in detail events that have transpired in their life. The Life Inventory app gently assists the user in probing into not only what happened, but also why it happened. The questions asked help the user delve into areas often never considered before, like:
- What did I want?
- Why did I want it?
- What am I not admitting?
- What lie did I tell myself?
- What did I leave out or not say?
- What lie did I tell others?
- Have I ever done the same thing?
- Was it any of my business?
- Were my expectations reasonable?
- What was the real truth?
- What was I not seeing?
- Did I fail to see the facts of the situation?
- What actions did I take to get what I wanted?
- What actions did I omit to get what I wanted?