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Characteristics of human behavior are patterns that can be found in how individuals and groups act and interact. Humans are highly social and act as groups. While this is quite efficient it has much overhead as humans are constantly working to build social status, relationships and to experience a sense of belonging and connectedness. Humans are also known for their use of tools and their remarkable flexibility, adaptability and versatility. The following are common characteristics of human behavior.
Adaptive – humans adapt to the situation
Social – humans act as groups
Language
Communication
Visual communication
Body language
Eye contact
Relationships
Cooperation
Collaboration
Rationality
Logic
Work
Technology and use of tools
Media – humans communicate globally
Invention
Imagination
Dreaming
Play
Idealism – making imagination a reality
Emotion
Mood
Goals
Intentionality – setting direction
Culture
Norms
Expectations
Customs
Pastimes
Celebrations
Traditions
Myths and legends
Storytelling
Use of symbols
Values
Beliefs
Religion and spirituality
Governments
Organizations
Authority and hierarchies
Teams
Institutions
Competition
Empathy
Infatuation
Unconditional Love
Altruism
Aggression
Morality and ethics
Curiosity
Problem-solving
Decision making
Experimentation
Use of data and information
Development of processes
Development of knowledge
Strategy
Planning
Analysis
Continuous improvement
Self-awareness
Self-knowledge
Introspection
Habits and routine
Self-control
Motivation
Roles and responsibilities
Accountability
Honesty and dishonesty
Parenting
Friendship
Courtship
Marriage
Family
Individuality
Freedom
Privacy
Social status
Social proof – using social information such as apparent popularity
Reputation
Fallibility – humans make mistakes
Conformity
Conflict
War
Impulsivity
Selfishness
Recklessness
Malevolence
Discrimination
Bullying
Sadness
Regret
Apologies
Atonement
Forgiveness
Respect
Trust
Confidence
Calculated risk taking
Economic production
Pollution and production of economic bads
Environmental stewardship
Markets
Way of life
Games
Virtual experiences
Fiction
Art
Performance art
Dance
Music
Sport
Exercise and physical activity
Bravery
Helping each other
Teaching
Charisma
Humor
Devotion and loyalty
Capacity for change
Human behavior has an incredible range that differs by individual. Likewise, a single individual can adapt their behavior into a large number of modes. For example you might be systematic and orderly at work and then completely spontaneous and playful on vacation.

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