70 Values and Character Traits You Can Improve

List of 70 Values and Character Traits

70 Values, what path do you walk?

Values, what path do you walk?

This list of 70 values is far from comprehensive. Values and character, while simple concepts, are as complex and varied as there are people in the world. Check out this list of values and character traits to see which ones are your strengths and which ones may need some work. What would you add to the list? What do you do to forge your character? Here are 70 values and character traits as food for thought on improving.

  1. Alertness – Being aware of what is taking place around me so I can have the right responses.
  2. Attentiveness – Showing the worth of a person or task by giving my undivided concentration.
  3. Availability – Making my schedule and priorities secondary to the wishes of those I serve.
  4. Behavior – Socially accepted “normal” good interactions.
  5. Benevolence – Giving to others basic needs without having as my motive personal reward.
  6. Boldness – Confidence that what I have to say or do is true, right, and just.
  7. Brave – Facing something that you fear and performing the task in spite of the fear.
  8. Cautiousness – Knowing how important right timing is in accomplishing right actions.
  9. Cheerful – A happy smiling person that everyone wants to be around.
  10. Citizenship – Not just simply, “following the rules” but giving back to your community and country.
  11. Clean – Not just physically cleanliness, but also having a clean mind and spirit.
  12. Compassion – Investing whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of others.
  13. Contentment – Realizing that true happiness does not depend on material conditions.
  14. Cooperation – Learn to work with others in a positive way.
  15. Courtesy – Simple things like holding a door for someone or letting someone come over in traffic while.
  16. Creativity – Approaching a need, a task, or an idea from a new perspective.
  17. Decisiveness – The ability to recognize key factors and complete difficult decisions.
  18. Deference – Limiting my freedom so I do not offend the tastes of those around me.
  19. Dependability – Fulfilling what I consented to do, even if it means unexpected sacrifice.
  20. Determination – Purposing to carry out right goals at the right time, regardless of the opposition.
  21. Diligence – Investing my time and energy to complete each task assigned to me.
  22. Discernment – Understanding the deeper reasons why things happen.
  23. Discretion – Recognizing and avoiding words, actions, and attitudes that could bring undesirable consequences.
  24. Endurance – The inward strength to withstand stress and do my best.
  25. Enthusiasm – Expressing joy in each task as I give it my best effort.
  26. Fairness – Treating and expecting others to treat everyone by the same rules. No favoritism.
  27. Faith – Confidence that actions rooted in good character will yield the best outcome, even when I cannot see how.
  28. Flexibility – Willingness to change plans or ideas according to direction.
  29. Forgiveness – Clearing the record of those who have wronged me and not holding a grudge.
  30. Friendliness – To have friends, one must first be a friend. Take the first step and say hi.
  31. Generosity – Carefully managing my resources so I can freely give to those in need.
  32. Gentleness – Showing consideration and personal concern for others.
  33. Good manners – Basic common courtesy and accepted public behavior.
  34. Gratefulness – Letting others know by my words and actions how they have helped my life. A little gratitude goes a long way.
  35. Helpful – Be willing to help someone in need.
  36. Honor – Respecting those with good character and all that it stands for.
  37. Hospitality – Cheerfully sharing food, shelter, or conversation to help others.
  38. Humility – Acknowledging that achievement results from the investment of others in my life.
  39. Ideas – Don’t just float along the stream of life, contribute to it in a positive way. THINK!
  40. Imagination – Creative thinking
  41. Initiative – Recognizing and doing what needs to be done before I am asked to do it.
  42. Intellect – Using your brain. Continuing to learn daily.
  43. Intentions – Doing your daily tasks with good intent.
  44. Joyfulness – Maintaining a good attitude, even when faced with unpleasant conditions.
  45. Justice – Taking personal responsibility to uphold what is pure, right, and true.
  46. Kind – Much like compassion. Be nice to everyone around you.
  47. Listening – Everyone likes a good listener
  48. Loyalty – Using difficult times to demonstrate my commitment to those I serve.
  49. Meekness – Yielding my personal rights and expectations with a desire to serve.
  50. Obedience – Quickly and cheerfully carrying out the direction of those who are responsible for me.
  51. Orderliness – Arranging myself and my surroundings to achieve greater efficiency.
  52. Patience – Accepting a difficult situation without giving a deadline to remove it.
  53. Persuasiveness – Guiding vital truths around another’s mental roadblocks.
  54. Punctuality – Showing esteem for others by doing the right thing at the right time.
  55. Purpose – You know and understand why you are here.
  56. Resourcefulness – Finding practical uses for that which others would overlook or discard.
  57. Respect – Not only for yourself, but others, the environment, animals, etc.
  58. Responsibility – Knowing and doing what is expected of me.
  59. Security – Structuring my life around that which cannot be destroyed or taken away.
  60. Self-Control – Rejecting wrong desires and doing what is right.
  61. Sensitivity – Perceiving the true attitudes and emotions of those around me. Not having a hard heart.
  62. Sincerity – Eagerness to do what is right with transparent motives.
  63. Thoroughness – Knowing what factors will diminish the effectiveness of my work or words if neglected.
  64. Thoughtfulness
  65. Thriftiness – Allowing myself and others to spend only what is necessary.
  66. Tolerance – Realizing that everyone is at varying levels of character development.
  67. Trustworthy – Doing what you say. The ability to be trusted. Building trust is important.
  68. Truthfulness – Earning future trust by accurately reporting past facts.
  69. Virtue – The moral excellence clear in my life as I consistently do what is right.
  70. Wisdom – Seeing and responding to life situations from a perspective that transcends my current circumstances.

Parting thoughts

Leave a thought or two about what values you would add to the list. Or maybe the one or ones that you struggle with the most. Which of the 70 values would you change in the definitions? What successes have you had? Are there any struggles that you face?

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