Ten Character Traits Worth Developing
This article on Ten Character Traits Worth
Developing was submitted by the Character
and appeared in a Detroit Free Press article several years ago.
It is a wonderful set of principles to live by and which will
never steer you wrong.
The 10 Character Traits
1. Be Honest
Tell the truth; be sincere; don't mislead or withhold key information
in relationships of trust; don't steal.
Stand up for your beliefs about right and wrong;
be your best self; resist social pressure to do wrong.
3. Keep promises.
Keep your word and honor your commitments; pay your debts and return
what you borrow.
4. Be loyal.
Stand by family, friends, employers, community and country; don't talk
about people behind their backs.
5. Be responsible.
before you act; consider
consequences; be accountable and "take your
6. Pursue excellence.
Do your best with what you have; don't quit
7. Be kind and caring.
you care through generosity and compassion; don't be selfish or mean.
8. Treat all people
Be courteous and polite; judge all people on
their merits; be tolerant, appreciative and accepting of individual
9. Be fair.
Treat all people fairly; be open-minded
listen to others and try to understand what they are saying and
10. Be a good citizen.
the law and respect authority; vote, volunteer your efforts; protect
These principles are also an excellent basis for developing a Personal
Value System. As mentioned, you cannot go wrong by
to guide your actions.
These character traits also facilitate the development of
friendships, good careers and just as importantly, they establish an
foundation for success in life.
a Personal Value