100+ Character Qualities

Below is a list of over 100 qualities that a person of character has. You can click the Underlined Qualities in Blue to read devotional stories that have been written for that Character quality. These highlighted qualities are just some of the featured qualities in Rod's books:

Accountability
Being answerable to God and at least one other person for my behavior.
Alertness
Being keenly aware of the events taking place around me so that I can have the right responses to them.
Ambition
A strong desire to do or achieve something of significance.
Amends (Repentance)
Humbly acknowledging how you have fallen short of God's standard and seeking His forgiveness to make things right.
Attentiveness
Showing the worth of a person or task by giving my undivided concentration and effort.
Authenticity
Being exactly who you claim to be with honesty and transparency.
Availability
Making my own schedule and priorities secondary to the wishes of those I serve.
Belief
An unwavering trust that a promise made is a promise kept.
Benevolence
Giving to others’ basic needs without expectations of personal reward.
Beyond
Reaching farther than you ever dreamed or imagined when you initially began something.
Big
Possessing something of great significance.
Boldness
Demonstrating the confidence and courage that doing what is right will bring ultimate victory regardless of present opposition.
Bonding
Connecting with one another in an authentic way, avoiding unhealthy isolation.
Boundaries
Creating a "safe place" or limitations that protect me from potentially unmanageable temptation.
Breadth
Having depth and broadness, in words and deeds, within the heart and mind.
Brotherliness
Exhibiting a kinship and disposition to render help because of a relationship.
Build
Constructing, assembling or creating something of great value and importance.
Candor
Speaking the truth at the time when the truth should be spoken.
Caution
Knowing to be alert in a hazardous or dangerous situation.
Cheerful
Expressing encouragement, approval or congratulations at the proper time.
Chivalry
Protecting the weak, the suffering and the neglected by maintaining justice and rightness.
Commitment
Devoting myself to following up on my words (promises, pledges or vows) with action.
Compassion
Investing whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of others by the willingness to bear their pain.
Confidence
Placing full trust and belief in the reliability of a person or thing.
Consistency
Following constantly the same principles, course or form in all circumstances; holding together.
Contentment
Accepting myself as God created me with my gifts, talents, abilities and opportunities.
Courage
Fulfilling my responsibilities and standing up for convictions in spite of being afraid.
Creativity
Approaching a need, a task or an idea from a new perspective.
Decisiveness
Learning to finalize difficult decisions on the basis of what is right, not on what's popular or tempting.
Deference
Limiting my freedom to speak and act in order to not offend the tastes of others.
Dependability
Fulfilling what I consented to do even if it means unexpected sacrifice.
Determination
Working intently to accomplish goals regardless of the opposition.
Devotion
Being earnestly and enthusiastically committed to pursuing something of great value.
Diligence
Visualizing each task as a special assignment and using all my energies to accomplish it.
Discernment
Seeking to use intuitive ability to judge situations and people; understanding why things happen to me and others.
Discipline
Receiving instruction and correction in a positive way; maintaining and enforcing proper conduct in accordance with the guidelines and rules.
Discretion
Recognizing and avoiding words, actions and attitudes which could result in undesirable consequences.
Diversity
Accepting and celebrating the differences of other people.
Endurance
Exercising inward strength to withstand stress and do my best in managing what occurs in my life.
Enthusiasm
Expressing lively, absorbing interest in each task as I give it my best effort.
Fairness (Equity)
Looking at a decision from the viewpoint of each person involved.
Faith
Developing an unshakable confidence in God and acting upon it.
Faithfulness
Being thorough in the performance of my duties; being true to my words, promises and vows.
Family
Being part of something bigger than yourself.
Fear Of The Lord
Having a sense of awe and respect for Almighty God which goes above and beyond anyone or anything else.
Fight
Learning how to deal with adversity by positively overcoming the obstacles in front of me.
Finish
Competing the task or assignment I have been given.
Firmness
Exerting a tenacity of will with strength and resoluteness. A willingness to run counter to the traditions and fashions of the world.
Flexibility
Learning how to cheerfully change plans when unexpected conditions require it.
Forgiveness
Clearing the record of those who have wronged me and not holding their past offenses against them.
Freedom
Experiencing total unrestraint from all areas of bondage.
Friendship
Coming alongside another person for mutual support and encouragement.
Generosity
Realizing that all I have (time, talents and treasures) belongs to God and freely giving to benefit others.
Gentleness
Learning to respond to needs with kindness, personal care and love.
Gladness
Abounding in joy, jubilation and cheerfulness.
Glory
Adoring praise and worshipful thanksgiving; a sense of wonder and elation.
Goal-Oriented
Achieving maximum results toward the area where my effort is directed.
Goodness
Having moral excellence and a virtuous lifestyle; a general quality of proper conduct.
Gratefulness
Making known to others by my words and actions how they have benefited my life.
Greatness
Demonstrating an extraordinary capacity for achievement.
Holiness
Being whole with no blemish or stain.
Honesty
Proclaiming the truth with sincerity and frankness in all situations.
Honor
Respecting those in leadership because of the higher authorities they represent.
Hope
Feeling that my deepest desire will be realized and that events will turn out for the best.
Hospitality
Sharing cheerfully food, shelter and life with those with whom I come in contact.
Humility
Seeing the contrast between what is perfect and my inability to achieve that perfection.
Indignation
Channeling the driving passion of righteous anger without sinning.
Initiative
Recognizing and doing what needs to be done before I am asked to do it.
Integrity
Being whole and complete in moral and ethical principles.
Joyfulness
Choosing to be pleasant regardless of outside circumstances, which ultimately lifts the spirits of others.
Justice
Taking personal responsibility to uphold what is pure, right and true.
Kindness
Demonstrating a gentle, sympathetic attitude towards others.
Knowledge
Becoming acquainted with facts, truths or principles through study and investigation.
Leadership
Guiding others toward a positive conclusion.
Love
Having a deep personal attachment and affection for another person.
Loyalty
Using difficult times to demonstrate my commitment to others or to what is right.
Meekness
Yielding my power, personal rights and expectations humbly with a desire to serve.
Miraculous
A supernatural event which defies human explanation, logic and power.
Mission
Sharing my life experiences with someone else.
Narrowness
Staying within established boundaries and limits.
Nurture
Caring for the physical, mental and spiritual needs of others.
Obedience
Fulfilling instructions so that the one I am serving will be fully satisfied and pleased.
Optimism
Confident, hopeful and never doubtful.
Orderliness
Learning to organize and care for personal possessions to achieve greater efficiency.
Originality
Creating “new” thinking, ideas and expanding truths from an independent viewpoint.
Pain
Experiencing distress, anguish and misery for myself and possibly others through something which has happened.
Passionate
Having an intense, powerful or compelling emotion and feelings towards others or something.
Patience
Accepting difficult situations and without demanding a deadline to remove it.
Peaceful
Being at rest with myself and others.
Perseverance
A continuing effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure and opposition.
Persuasiveness
Guiding another’s mental roadblocks by using words which cause the listener’s spirit to confirm the spoken truth.
Poise
Being totally balanced in mind, body and spirit.
Power
Exhibiting strength and force with great intensity or energy.
Prayerful
Communing with God spiritually through adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication.
Prosperity
Flourishing or being successful, especially pertaining to financial issues.
Prudence
Exhibiting caution, humbleness and wisdom in regards to practical matters.
Punctuality
Showing respect for other people by respectfully using the limited time they have.
Pure Speech
Speaking words that are clean, spotless and without blemish.
Purity
Freeing yourself from anything that contaminates or adulterates.
Purposeful
Exercising determination to stay on track until the goal is achieved.
Reasonableness
Having a sound mind by being level headed, sane and demonstrating common sense.
Reconciliation
Ceasing hostility or opposition against another person.
Renewal
Restoration of strength through recovery and replenishment.
Resourcefulness
Using wisely that which others would normally overlook or discard.
Respect
Honoring and esteeming another person due to deep admiration.
Responsibility
Knowing and doing what is expected from me.
Restoration
Getting a fresh start or new beginning.
Reverence
Giving honor where it is due and respecting the possessions and property of others.
Righteousness
Acting in a moral and upright way that honors God, regardless of who is watching.
Sacrifice
Surrendering something which you believe has great value.
Security
Structuring my life around what is eternal and cannot be destroyed or taken away.
Self-Control
Bringing my thoughts, words, actions and attitudes into constant obedience in order to benefit others.
Sensitivity
Being aware and attentive to the true attitudes and emotional needs of those around me.
Servanthood
Caring for and meeting the needs of others before caring for myself.
Sin
Missing or falling short of perfection.
Sincerity
Endeavoring to do what is right, without ulterior motives.
Stewardship
Administering and managing personal and financial affairs effectively.
Strength
Having power, force and vigor for the task assigned.
Surrender
Yielding to the authority, guidance and direction of God in my life.
Teachability
Demonstrating a willingness to learn or be trained without any reservations or hindrances.
Thankfulness
Expressing deep gratitude and appreciation to people and to God.
Thoroughness
Executing something perfectly with the realization that each of my tasks will be reviewed.
Thoughtfulness
Showing consideration for others through acts of kindness and/or words.
Thriftiness
Preventing myself or others from spending money unnecessarily.
Tolerance
Learning to accept others as valuable individuals regardless of their maturity
Toughness
Overcoming difficult challenges and hardships.
Transparency
Allowing others to shine a light on my life for the purpose of being accountable.
Trust Or Trustworthy
Believing completely and totally in someone or something.
Truthfulness
Earning future trust by accurately reporting past facts.
Understanding
Exhibiting strong intelligence and a sound mind in comprehending and discerning matters.
Unity
Coming together for the betterment of everyone.
Unstoppable
The freedom to perform at your highest level without any restraints.
Virtue
Building personal moral standards which will cause others to desire a greater moral life.
Visionary
Dreaming not inhibited by the unknown. Looking beyond problems by creating successful solutions.
Vulnerability
Being open to receive constructive criticism and guidance.
Wisdom
Learning to see and respond correctly to life situations with keen judgment; the application of knowledge.
Worship
Honoring God reverently.
Worth
Having great value and importance.

Adapted from several sources including “Institute in Basic Conflicts” by Bruce Bickel; Character First! program and “The Character of Jesus” by Charles Edward Jefferson.