49 Character Qualities
Alertness vs. Carelessness - "Being aware of what is taking place around me so I
can have the right responses.
Attentiveness vs. Distraction - "Showing the worth of a person or task by giving
my undivided concentration."
Availability vs. Self-centeredness - "Making my own schedule and priorities
secondary to the wishes of those I serve."
Benevolence vs. Selfishness - "Giving to other's basic needs without having as
my motive personal reward."
Boldness vs. Fearfulness - "Having confidence that what I have to say or do is
true, right, and just."
Cautiousness vs. Rashness - "Knowing how important right timing is in
accomplishing right actions."
Compassion vs. Indifference - "Investing whatever is necessary to heal the hurts
Contentment vs. Covetousness - "Realizing that true happiness does not depend
on material conditions."
Creativity vs. Underachievement - "Approaching a need, a task, or an idea from a
Decisiveness vs. Procrastination - "Having the ability to recognize key factors
and finalize difficult decisions."
Deference vs. Rudeness - "Limiting my freedom so I do not offend the tastes of
those around me."
Dependability vs. Inconsistency - "Fulfilling what I consented to do, even if it
means unexpected sacrifice."
Determination vs. Faintheartedness - "Purposing to accomplish right goals at the
right time, regardless of the opposition.
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Diligence vs. Slothfulness - "Investing my time and energy to complete each task
assigned to me."
Discernment vs. Shortsightedness - "Understanding the deeper reasons why
Discretion vs. Simplemindedness - "Recognizing and avoiding words, actions, and
attitudes that could bring undesirable consequences."
Endurance vs. Discouragement - ''Having the inward strength to withstand stress
and do my best."
Enthusiasm vs. Apathy - "Expressing joy in each task as I give it my best effort."
Faith vs. Presumption - "Having confidence that actions rooted in good character
will yield the best outcome, even when I cannot see how."
Flexibility vs. Resistance - "Being willing to change plans or ideas according to
the direction of my authorities."
Forgiveness vs. Rejection - "Clearing the record of those who have wronged me
and not holding a grudge."
Generosity vs. Stinginess - "Carefully managing my resources so I can freely give
to those in need.
Gentleness vs. Harshness - "Showing consideration and personal concern for
Gratefulness vs. Unthankfulness - "Letting others know by my words and actions
how they have benefited my life."
Honor vs. Disrespect - "Respecting others because of the higher authorities they
Hospitality vs. Loneliness - "Cheerfully sharing food, shelter, or conversation to
Humility vs. Pride - "Acknowledging that achievement results from the investment
of others in my life."
Initiative vs. Idleness - "Recognizing and doing what needs to be done before I am
asked to do it."
Joyfulness vs. Self-pity - "Maintaining a good attitude, even when faced with
Loyalty vs. Unfaithfulness - "Using difficult times to demonstrate my commitment
to those I serve."
Meekness vs. Anger - "Yielding my personal rights and expectations with a desire
Obedience vs. Willfulness - "Quickly and cheerfully carrying out the direction of
those who are responsible for me."
Orderliness vs. Confusion - "Arranging myself and my surroundings to achieve
Patience vs. Restlessness - "Accepting a difficult situation without giving a
deadline to remove it."
Persuasiveness vs. Contentiousness - "Guiding vital truths around another's
Punctuality vs. Tardiness - "Showing esteem for others by doing the right thing at
the right time."
Resourcefulness vs. Wastefulness - "Finding practical uses for that which others
would overlook or discard."
Responsibility vs. Unreliability - "Knowing and doing what is expected of me."
Security vs. Anxiety - "Structuring my life around that which cannot be destroyed
or taken away."
Self-control vs. Self-indulgence - "Rejecting wrong desires and doing what is
Sensitivity vs. Callousness - "Perceiving the true attitudes and emotions of those
Sincerity vs. Hypocrisy - "Being eager to do what is right with transparent
Thoroughness vs. Incompleteness - Knowing what factors will diminish the
effectiveness of my work or words if neglected."
Tolerance vs. Prejudice - "Realizing that everyone is at varying levels of character
Truthfulness vs. Deception - "Earning future trust by accurately reporting past
Virtue vs. Impurity - "Having moral excellence evident in my life as I consistently
do what is right."
Wisdom vs. Foolishness - "Seeing and responding to life situations from a
perspective that transcends my current circumstances."