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Good Qualities in a Person: 150+ Positive Character Traits

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Understanding and appreciating the qualities that make us human can be a journey of self-discovery, a tool for character development, or a compass for personal growth. 

Whether you’re a teacher nurturing these traits in your students, a mental health professional guiding your clients, a writer crafting compelling characters, or simply someone seeking to better understand yourself and others — this resource is for you.

At Good Good Good, we celebrate stories of good people making a positive difference in the world. So, it made sense for us to compile this guide of diverse vocabulary to describe the qualities of a good person.

Remember: No one person can have every good quality — but every person does have some good qualities. We each have an opportunity and an obligation to continue to grow and improve ourselves.

Like Maya Angelou said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

We’ve curated the most comprehensive list of positive character traits on the internet. From Adventurous to Zealous, this guide serves as a testament to the multifaceted dimensions of character that make us uniquely human.

Whether you’re utilizing this resource for yourself or others, we hope it brings value to your journey.

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Good Personality Traits To Describe Good People

  • Accepting
  • Accountable
  • Accurate
  • Adaptable
  • Adventurous
  • Advocative
  • Agile
  • Agreeable
  • Alert
  • Ally
  • Altruistic
  • Ambitious
  • Analytical
  • Anti-discriminatory
  • Anti-racist
  • Anti-sexist
  • Appreciative
  • Articulate
  • Artistic
  • Assertive
  • Attentive
  • Authentic
  • Balanced
  • Bold
  • Brave
  • Calm
  • Charitable
  • Charming
  • Cheerful
  • Civic-minded
  • Clean
  • Clever
  • Collaborative
  • Committed
  • Communicative
  • Compassionate
  • Competent
  • Confident
  • Conscientious
  • Considerate
  • Consistent
  • Constructive
  • Content
  • Convincing
  • Cooperative
  • Courageous
  • Courteous
  • Creative
  • Curious
  • Decisive
  • Dedicated
  • Dependable
  • Determined
  • Diligent
  • Diplomatic
  • Disciplined
  • Easygoing
  • Eco-conscious
  • Effective
  • Efficient
  • Egalitarian
  • Eloquent
  • Emotionally Intelligent
  • Empathetic
  • Encouraging
  • Energetic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Equitable
  • Ethical
  • Fair
  • Fashionable
  • Feminist
  • Flexible
  • Forgiving
  • Frank
  • Friendly
  • Generous
  • Gentle
  • Genuine
  • Giving
  • Gracious
  • Grateful
  • Grounded
  • Happy
  • Helpful
  • Honest
  • Honorable
  • Hopeful
  • Humane
  • Humanitarian
  • Humble
  • Humorous
  • Imaginative
  • Inclusive
  • Independent
  • Individualistic
  • Innovative
  • Integral
  • Intelligent
  • Interesting
  • Intuitive
  • Inventive
  • Joyful
  • Just
  • Kind
  • Leader-like
  • Leadership
  • Lighthearted
  • Likable
  • Listening
  • Logical
  • Loving
  • Loyal
  • Managerial
  • Mature
  • Mediative
  • Methodical
  • Mindful
  • Modern
  • Modest
  • Moralistic
  • Neat
  • Negotiating
  • Nice
  • Non-discriminatory 
  • Non-exploitative
  • Non-violent
  • Observant
  • Open-minded
  • Optimistic
  • Organized
  • Passionate
  • Patient
  • Peaceful
  • Perceptive
  • Persevering
  • Persistent
  • Philanthropic
  • Pleasant
  • Polite
  • Positive
  • Problem-solving
  • Productive
  • Proficient
  • Progressive
  • Prompt
  • Prudent
  • Punctual
  • Purposeful
  • Realistic
  • Reasonable
  • Receptive
  • Relaxed
  • Reliable
  • Resilient
  • Resourceful
  • Respectful
  • Responsible
  • Romantic
  • Self-aware
  • Self-confident
  • Self-controlled
  • Self-disciplined
  • Self-reliant
  • Selfless
  • Sincere
  • Socially Conscious
  • Spiritual
  • Stable
  • Suave
  • Sunny
  • Sustainable
  • Sympathetic
  • Tactful
  • Talented
  • Team-oriented
  • Tenacious
  • Thoughtful
  • Thrifty
  • Tolerant
  • Trustworthy
  • Understanding
  • Unique
  • Unselfish
  • Upbeat
  • Wholesome
  • Willing to Learn
  • Wise
  • Zealous

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