10 Character Traits I Admire

It is difficult to list the ten character traits I most admire in others but here goes (in no certain order):

l. Loving
2. Empathetic
3. Tenacious
4. Compassionate
5. Conscientious
6. Confident
7. Mentally tough
8. Joyful
9. Positive
10. Saying no

The above traits were role modeled by my parents, teachers and other adults as well as young people in my life. By directing my energy to only those matters within my power, I am able to stay focused on what is important to me in my life.

This is a good exercise to take stock of your life and where you want it to head in the future. Learning to say no as parents and working adults is necessary for self esteem. It takes a measure of strength to say no to requests. It means you are able to spend your time with those tasks you deem necessary for your own self preservation and happiness.

So, dear readers, what traits do you most admire in others or possess yourself?


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12 Responses to 10 Character Traits I Admire

  1. balroop2013 says:

    I admire all those traits Mary Ann.
    May I add self-discipline?

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    • Balroop-thank you for the comment. I too admire self-discipline. I had a much longer list but tried to limit myself. Emotionally intelligent folks exercise the trait you admire. Self-discipline would be a good blog/book topic! In your spare time. ^__^ Hope your weekend is full of happiness. oxox

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  2. Peter Klopp says:

    May I add gratitude to your list?

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  3. Excellent list and reminder of what’s importnant, Mary Ann! I wouldn’t want to delete any of them, so would have to add #11 to mine: Enthusiastic! ❤

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  4. Annika Perry says:

    Mary, Ann, you’re right that we often pick up on the character traits instilled in us since young by our parents, carers, teachers. A superb list and I agree with all of them … I’d add kindness, generosity – and not just of money but with time, and self. Yep, it’s hard learning to say no but now I’m quite adept at this! A lovely post, Mary Ann and I will be pondering other traits during the day! 😀

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