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188 Examples of Character Traits

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Character traits are the mental and moral qualities of an individual including their personality. The following are common types of character trait with examples of each.

Motivation

Motivation is the drive to do things. This includes both positive motivations such as altruism and negative motivations such as excessive greed.
Adventurous
Altruistic
Ambitious
Angst
Anxious
Apathetic
Assertive
Compassionate
Contented
Controlling
Curious
Dispassionate
Energetic
Enthusiastic
Fear of Missing Out
Greedy
Industrious
Lazy
Malevolent
Passionate
Passive
Persistent
Philanthropic
Selfish
Selflessness
Unmotivated

Risk

Risk is the potential for losses and gains in an environment of uncertainty. How individuals feel about risk taking and their attitudes towards stability, safety and security is a primary element of personality.
Brave
Conservative
Cowardly
Enterprising
Extreme
Fearful
Hopeful
Idealistic
Mediocrity
Moderate
Optimistic
Panicky
Pessimistic
Practical
Pragmatic
Progressive
Prudent
Realistic
Reckless
Risk Avoiding
Risk Taking
Stable

Disposition

An individual's attitude towards life including their general atmosphere.
Accepting
Aloof
Antisocial
Candid
Closed-minded
Cold
Communicative
Conceited
Condescending
Cranky
Disagreeable
Egotistical
Empathetic
Envious
Extroverted
Fair
Foolish
Friendly
Fun
Generous
Gossipy
Hostile
Inconsiderate
Inconsistent
Insecure
Introspective
Introverted
Jealous
Judgmental
Kind
Know-it-all
Melodramatic
Naive
Narcissistic
Needy
Nosy
Open-minded
Outgoing
Oversensitive
Paranoid
Passive Aggressive
Personable
Philosophical
Playful
Polite
Possessive
Prejudiced
Pretentious
Resentful
Reserved
Secretive
Serious
Short-tempered
Sincere
Snobby
Social
Supercilious
Superficial
Tactful
Tactless
Temperamental
Tolerant
Unassuming
Uncooperative
Unfair
Vain
Volatile

Intelligence

An individual's capacity for thinking or tendency to rely on a particular mode of thinking.
Artistic
Biases
Cold Logic
Creativity
Critical Thinking
Crystallized Intelligence
Design Thinking
Emotional Intelligence
Existential Intelligence
Fluid Intelligence
Humor
Imagination
Intuition
Kinesthetic Intelligence
Logic
Musical Intelligence
Numeracy
One-sided Thinking
Rational Thinking
Social Intelligence
Wit

Values

Principles of right and wrong and things that an individual holds as important. A lack of values can also be a character trait.
Civility
Faith
Forgiveness
Freedom
Gratitude
Honesty
Impartiality
Justice
Loyalty
Modesty
Peace
Prosperity
Respect
Rights
Sincerity
Sustainability
Tolerance
Trust

Self-Control

The ability to shape your behavior to achieve goals and live up to values.
Attentive
Calculated
Calm
Capable
Careful
Careless
Competent
Composed
Diligent
Disciplined
Dutiful
Feeble
Impatient
Impulsive
Inattentive
Incompetent
Inventive
Irresponsible
Obsessive
Patient
Perfectionist
Relaxed
Reliable
Resilient
Resourceful
Responsible
Restrained
Self-Controlled
Self-Direction
Self-Fulfillment
Self-Indulgent
Trustworthy
Undisciplined
Work-Ethic

Character Traits

This is the complete list of articles we have written about character traits.
Angst
Biases
Character
Civility
Cold Logic
Commitment
Creativity
Diligent
Fluid Intelligence
Freedom
Honesty
Humility
Humor
Imagination
Intelligence
Intuition
Justice
Logic
Mediocrity
Motivation
People Person
Perfectionism
Personal Attributes
Positive Characteristics
Positive Strengths
Pragmatic
Reliable
Resilient
Responsible
Risk
Risk Taking
Self-Direction
Social Intelligence
Strong Attributes
Thinking
Tolerance
Virtue
Wit
Work-Ethic
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