The list of character traits below contains sixty-six character traits that people of character exercise, all in an easy-to-use alphabetical table. A list of character traits is essential for effective character education lesson plans as well as creation of character education classroom activities. It is vital in personal character building as well.

Lists of character traits often differ one from another. Some lists of character traits contain as few as six different qualities while others have thirty or more. Our list of character traits, compiled through extensive research, contains sixty-six moral absolutes.

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The 66 Character Traits

AdaptabilityAppreciationAttentiveness
AvailabilityCommitmentCompassion
ConcernConfidenceConsideration
ConsistencyContentmentCooperation
CourageCreativityDecisiveness
DeferenceDependabilityDetermination
DiligenceDiscernmentDiscretion
EfficiencyEquitablenessFairness
FaithfulnessFearlessnessFlexibility
ForgivenessFriendlinessGenerosity
GentlenessGratitudeHonesty
HumilityIntegrityJoyfulness
KindnessLoveLoyalty
MeeknessMercifulnessObservance
OptimismPatiencePeacefulness
PerseverancePersistencePersuasiveness
PrudencePunctualityPurpose
ResourcefulnessRespectResponsibility
SecuritySelf-ControlSincerity
SubmissivenessTactfulnessTemperance
ThoroughnessThriftinessTolerance
TrustworthinessTruthfulnessVirtue