Virtues - good attributes of a person
There are many virtues and words that describe attributes and characteristics of behaviour of a person. Here are some of them.
- Pivoting the education matrix
The seven key skills that education such as going to university hopes to teach are:
Obedience, Management, Leadership/cooperation, Problem-solving, Mindfulness, Creativity, and Analysis.
- Seven heavenly virtues
The seven heavenly virtues were derived from the Psychomachia ("Contest of the Soul"), an epic poem written by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (c. AD 410) entailing the battle of good virtues and evil vices.
- Chastity - Avoiding sex especially outside of a marriage
- Temperance - Avoiding alcohol
- Charity - Love of God and love of man, which includes both love of one's neighbor and one's self
- Diligence - A work ethic, a belief that work is good in itself. Diligence is carefulness and persistent effort or work.
- Patience - The ability to wait for something without getting angry or upset
- Kindness - Ethical, a pleasant disposition, a concern for others, being friendly, generous and considerate
- Humility/humble - Low self-preoccupation, or unwillingness to put oneself forward
- Seven Christian virtues
- Prudence (Classical Cardinal Virtue) - Seeing ahead, ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason.
Wisdom, insight, knowledge
- Justice (Classical Cardinal Virtue) - Moderation between selfishness and selflessness, between having more and
having less than one's fair share.
- Temperance (Classical Cardinal Virtue) - Moderation or voluntary self-restraint.
It is typically described in terms of what an individual voluntarily refrains from doing.
This includes restraint from retaliation in the form of non-violence and forgiveness,
restraint from arrogance in the form of humility and modesty,
restraint from excesses such as extravagant luxury or splurging now in the form of prudence, and
restraint from excessive anger or craving for something in the form of calmness and self-control.
- Courage/fortitude (Classical Cardinal Value) - Courage is the quality of a confident character not to be afraid or
intimidated easily but without being incautious or inconsiderate. Fortitude is mental or emotional strength that
enables courage in the face of adversity.
- Faith (Theological virtue) - Belief in God, and in the truth of His revelation as well as obedience to Him
- Hope (Theological virtue) - Expectation of and desire of receiving; refraining from despair and capability of not giving up
- Charity (Theological virtue) - a supernatural virtue that helps us love God and our neighbors, more than ourselves
- 12 Virtues Introduced by Aristotle - the master of those who know
- Courage - bravery and valor
- Temperance - self-control and restraint
- Liberality - bigheartness, charity and generosity
- Magnificence - radiance, joie de vivre
- Pride - self-satisfaction
- Honor - respect, reverence, admiration
- Good Temper - equanimity, level headedness
- Friendliness - conviviality and sociability
- Truthfulness - straightforwardness, frankness and candor
- Wit - sense of humor - meaninglessness and absurdity
- Friendship - camaraderie and companionship
- Justice - impartiality, evenhandedness and fairness
- Morality in Islam (16 items)
- Charity and philanthropy
- Kindness and leniency
- Kind treatment to animals
- Fulfillment of promise
- Modesty and humility
- Decent speech
- Anger management
- Respecting the elders
- Virtues List (72 items)
The act of accepting something or someone
Complements: Contentment, Forgiveness
Transcends: Denial, Rejection
Disposed to or characterized by bold or confident statements and behavior
Complements: Confidence, Courage
Transcends: Self-doubt, Shyness
True to one's own personality, spirit, or character
Complements: Honesty, Integrity
Transcends: Low self-esteem
The qualities in a person or a thing that give pleasure to the senses or the mind
Complements: Joyfulness, Peace
Feeling or showing concern for other people
Complements: Compassion, Kindness
Transcends: Cruelty, Insensitivity
The practice of keeping yourself and your surroundings clean
Complements: Orderliness, Purity
An agreement or pledge to do something in the future
Complements: Loyalty, Perseverance
Transcends: Lack of Direction
Sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it
Complements: Caring, Understanding
Transcends: Grief, Judgment
A feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something
Complements: Assertiveness, Courage
Transcends: Self-doubt, Uncertainty
The act of thinking carefully about something you will make a decision about
Complements: Caring, Compassion
The state of being happy and satisfied
Complements: Fulfillment, Joy
Transcends: Dissatisfaction, Restlessness
A situation in which people work together to do something
Complements: Teamwork, Unity
Mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty
Complements: Boldness, Confidence
Transcends: Fear, Self-doubt
The ability to make new things or think of new ideas
Complements: Joy, Purposefulness
Lack of emotion or of personal interest
Complements: Faith, Freedom
A quality that makes you continue trying to do or achieve something that is difficult
Complements: Commitment, Tenaciousness
A way of appearing or behaving that suggests seriousness and self-control
Complements: Honor, Respect
Transcends: Egoism, Selfishness
Something that makes someone more determined, hopeful, or confident
Complements: Support, Caring
Transcends: Self-doubt, Discouragement
Strong excitement about something; a strong feeling of active interest in something that you like or enjoy
Complements: Energy, Motivation
Transcends: Boredom, Indifference
Following accepted rules of behavior; morally right and good
Complements: Fairness, Respect
Extremely high quality
Complements: Dignity, Honor, Integrity, Respect
Treating people in a way that does not favor some over others
Complements: Equality, Justice
Transcends: Grievance, Injustice
Strong belief or trust in someone or something
Complements: Confidence, Hope, Trust
Transcends: Apprehension, Doubt
Willing to change or to try different things
Complements: Detachment, Understanding
The act of forgiving someone or something
Complements: Freedom, Peace
Transcends: Anger, Bitterness
Acting like a friend; kind and helpful
Complements: Kindness, Tact
The quality of being kind, understanding, and not selfish; the quality of being generous
Complements: Kindness, Service
Transcends: Stinginess, Self-centered
Having or showing a kind and quiet nature; not harsh or violent
Complements: Patience, Peace
Very polite in a way that shows respect
Complements: Dignity, Tact
Transcends: Disrespect, Rudeness
A feeling of appreciation or thanks
Complements: Hope, Joy, Peace
Transcends: Disappointment, Pain
Having parts that are related or combined in a pleasing way
Making it easier to do a job, deal with a problem, etc.; giving help
Complements: Graciousness, Service
The quality of being fair and truthful
Complements: Integrity, Truthfulness
Respect that is given to someone who is admired
Complements: Dignity, Respect
To want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true
Complements: Faith, Joy, Trust
Transcends: Despair, Frustration
The quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people
Transcends: Arrogance, Pride
The attitude of a person who believes that it is possible to live according to very high standards of behavior and honesty
Complements: Confidence, Hope
Transcends: Cynicism, Pessimism
Firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values; the quality or state of being complete or undivided
Complements: Honesty, Trust
Transcends: Corruption, Deceitfulness
Having or showing an ability to think of new and interesting ideas; having or showing imagination
Transcends: Ordinary, Rationalism
Feeling, causing, or showing great happiness; full of joy
Complements: Hope, Peace, Love
Transcends: Discontent, Suffering
The process or result of using laws to fairly judge and punish crimes and criminals
Complements: Fairness, Integrity
The quality or state of being kind; a kind act
Complements: Caring, Compassionate
Transcends: Cruelty, Loneliness
A feeling of strong or constant affection for a person
Complements: Caring, Forgiveness, Unity
The quality or state of being loyal
Complements: Honesty, Trust
The quality or state of being reasonable and avoiding behavior, speech, etc., that is extreme or that goes beyond what is normal or acceptable
Complements: Diligence, Responsibility
Transcends: Obsessions, Overindulgence
The quality of not being too proud or confident about yourself or your abilities
Having or showing hope for the future; expecting good things to happen
Complements: Hope, Joyfulness
Arranged or organized in a logical or regular way
Complements: Cleanliness, Purity
Having, showing, or expressing strong emotions or beliefs
Complements: Enthusiasm, Purposefulness
The ability to wait for a long time without becoming annoyed or upset
Complements: Determination, Peace
A state of tranquility or quiet
Complements: Love, Serenity, Unity
Transcends: Anger, Cruelty
Continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition
Complements: Commitment, Determination, Resilience
The quality or state of being prepared
Complements: Excellence, Orderliness
Having a purpose as in something set up as an object or end to be attained
Complements: Creativity, Commitment, Joyfulness
Transcends: Boredom, Indifference
The quality or state of being reliable
Complements: Integrity, Loyalty
An act of giving particular attention
Complements: Dignity, Reverence
The quality or state of being responsible as in moral, legal, or mental accountability
Complements: Courtesy, Tact, Trust
Honor or respect that is felt for or shown to (someone or something)
Complements: Respect, Worth
Correction or regulation of oneself for the sake of improvement
Complements: Commitment, Determination
Transcends: Chaos, Unruliness
Contribution to the welfare of others
Complements: Compassion, Generosity, Purposefulness
Transcends: Lack of concern, Self-centered
The quality or state of being sincere; honesty of mind
A keen sense of what to do or say in order to maintain good relations with others or avoid offense
Complements: Graciousness, Responsibility
Habitual moderation in the indulgence of the appetites or passions
Persistent in maintaining, adhering to, or seeking something valued or desired
Complements: Discipline, Perseverance
Conscious of benefit received
Complements: Gratitude, Thoughtfulness
Capacity to endure pain or hardship; sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own
Complements: Patience, Tenacious
Assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something
Complements: Loyalty, Respect
Transcends: Doubt, Skepticism
Telling or disposed to tell the truth
Complements: Honesty, Faith, Trust
Transcends: Corruption, Deceit
An agreement of opinion or feeling; adjustment of differences
Complements: Kindness, Tolerance
The quality or state of being made one
Complements: Harmony, Love, Peace
A thought, concept, or object formed by the imagination
Complements: Imagination, Leadership
Transcends: Lack of Inspiration
Accumulated philosophic or scientific learning; knowledge
Complements: Idealism, Visionary
Transcends: Lack of Intelligence
A feeling caused by seeing something that is very surprising, beautiful, amazing, etc.
Complements: Creativity, Imagination
- Personal Qualities List
The most famous list of personality traits in Psychology. In 1968 Norman Anderson came up with the 555 personal
characteristics (listed below)
An additional list (58 items) found at this URL follows.
- Easy going
- Hard working
- 40 Virtues
- Orderliness: achieving our goals by doing the things we should do, when we should do them, and how we should do them. This is also involved with keeping oneself physically clean and neat and one's belongings in good order.
- Generosity: the attitude and habits we demonstrate when we give towards the needs of others in a willing and cheerful manner.
- Fortitude: the courage to stand up for what is right, even in the face of pressure.
- Prudence: the virtue that allows us to determine what's right and what's wrong and then act accordingly. Prudence could also be called wisdom.
- Justice: giving to others what they are rightly due.
- Temperance: controlling our desires and wants in order to achieve a greater good and meet our life goals. Temperance could also be called self-control.
- Assertiveness: achieving goals by setting appropriate boundaries, asking for help when we need it, and being confident and positive about our abilities.
- Purposefulness: having a vision, clear focus, and concentration on goals.
- Modesty: purity of heart in action, especially in regards to dress and speech.
- Peacefulness: having a sense of inner calm, no matter what is happening around you.
- Service: being helpful to the entire family of man. This can also be called beneficence, which means helping the greater community for the common good.
- Clemency: handling disobedience, poor choices, and disputes in a reasonable and consistent manner by not being too strict, but not being too lax either.
- Helpfulness: being of service to others; doing thoughtful things that make a difference in their lives.
- Kindness: expressing genuine concern about the well-being of others; anticipating their needs.
- Good Counsel: seeking advice from a reasonable person.
- Responsibility: fulfilling one's just duties; accepting the consequences of one's words and actions, intentional and unintentional.
- Honesty: sincerity, openness, and truthfulness in one's works and actions.
- Respect: recognizing the worth and dignity of every single human person.
- Tolerance: allowing other people to have their opinions about non-essential things and accepting the preferences and ideas that are different from your without compromising your own beliefs.
- Perseverance: taking the steps necessary to carry out objectives in spite of difficulties.
- Good judgment: thinking rightly about a decision, sound decision.
- Gratitude: having a thankful disposition of mind and heart.
- Humility: having an awareness that all one's gifts come from God and appreciation for the gifts of others.
- Obedience: assenting to rightful authority without hesitation or resistance.
- Patience: remaining calm and not becoming annoyed when dealing with problems or difficult people. This could also mean paying attention to something for a long time without becoming bored or losing interest.
- Command: directly acting upon a sound decision.
- Truthfulness: acting in a way that inspires confidences and trust; being reliable.
- Moderation: attention to balance in one's life.
- Loyalty: accepting the bond implicit in relationships and defending the virtues upheld by Church, family, and country.
- Courtesy: treating other people with respect, recognizing that all are made in God's image and likeness.
- Affability: being easy to approach and easy to talk to; friendly.
- Sincerity: trustfulness in words and actions; honesty and enthusiasm toward others.
- Prayerfulness: being still, listening, and being willing to talk to God as a friend.
- Magnanimity: seeking with confidence to do great things in God; literally “having a large soul.”
- Docility: willingness to be taught.
- Industriousness: diligence, especially in work that leads to natural and supernatural maturity.
- Foresight: consideration of the consequences of one's action; thinking ahead.
- Patriotism: paying due honor and respect to one's country, with a willingness to serve.
- Meekness: having a serenity of spirit while focusing on the needs of others.
- Circumspection/Tact: careful consideration of circumstances and consequences.
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