Good Character Traits

Courage

Having the determination to do the right thing even when others don’t; having the

strength to follow your conscience rather than the crowd; attempting difficult things

that are worthwhile.

Good judgment

Choosing worthy goals and setting proper priorities; thinking through the consequences of

your actions; and basing decisions on practical wisdom and good sense.

Integrity

Having the inner strength to be truthful, trustworthy, and honest in all things; acting

justly and honorably.

Kindness

Being considerate, courteous, helpful, and understanding of others; showing care,

compassion, friendship, and generosity; and treating others as you would like to be

treated.

Perseverance

Being persistent in the pursuit of worthy objectives in spite of difficulty, opposition, or

discouragement; and exhibiting patience and having the fortitude to try again when

confronted with delays, mistakes, or failures.

Respect

Showing high regard for authority, for other people, for self, for property, and for

country; and understanding that all people have value as human beings.

Responsibility

Being dependable in carrying out obligations and duties; showing reliability and

consistency in words and conduct; being accountable for your own actions; and being

committed to active involvement in your community.

Self-discipline

Demonstrating hard work and commitment to purpose; regulating yourself for

improvement and restraining from inappropriate behaviors; being in proper control of your words, actions, impulses, and desires; choosing abstinence from premarital sex, drugs, alcohol, and other harmful substances and behaviors; and doing your best in all situations.