Character, or character traits, are persistent patterns of thinking and behavior that are adopted by an individual. These relate to the moral qualities of a person that can be cultivated in positive or negative directions. In antiquity, positive character traits were viewed as a middle path between extremes. This can be seen in the works of Aristotle who described virtue, or character strengths, as a moderate path between lack and excess. The following are common examples of character based on this classical model.
|Assertive||Docile, Obedient, Subservient||Pushy|
|Diligent||Sloppy||Uptight, Compulsive, Controlling|
|Emotional||Cold||Oversensitive, Illogical, Neurotic, Temperamental|
|Fair||Unfair||Judgemental, Harsh, Overcritical|
|Forgiving||Unforgiving, Bitter, Merciless, Unrelenting||Lax|
|Passionate||Indifferent||Obsessed, Unyielding, Fanatical|
|Practical||Impractical, Unrealistic||Unromantic, Static, Uninspired, Mediocre|
|Strong||Weak||Implacable, Unyielding, Ruthless|
|Tolerant||Intolerant||Complicit, Uncritical, Indulgent|
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