ALERTNESS: Being keenly aware of the events taking place around me so that I can have the right responses to them.
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 care about.
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: Knowing where the invisible line is, and not crossing it.
BROTHERLINESS: Treating others as if they were our brother or sister who we care for.
CANDOR: Speaking the truth at the time when the truth should be spoken.
CAUTION: Knowing to be alert in a hazardous or dangerous situation.
CHEERFULNESS: 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 for who I am 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.
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.
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.
FAITHFULNESS: Being thorough in the performance of my duties; being true to my words, promises and vows.
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.
FRIENDSHIP: Coming alongside another person for mutual support and encouragement.
GENEROSITY: Realizing that all I have (time, talents and treasures) can benefit myself AND others.
GENTLENESS: Learning to respond to needs with kindness, personal care and love.
GLADNESS: Abounding in joy, jubilation and cheerfulness.
GOAL-ORIENTED: Achieving maximum results toward the area where my effort is directed.
GOODNESS: Having moral excellence and 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.
HONESTY: Telling the truth and being someone who is trusted by those around them.
HONOR: Respecting those taking on a leadership role because you deserve the same.
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.
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 caring for others.
LOYALTY: Using difficult times to demonstrate my commitment to others or to what is right.
NURTURE: Caring for the needs of others.
OPTIMISM: Confident, hopeful and finding the positive in situations that need it.
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.
PASSIONATE: Having an intense, powerful or compelling emotion and feelings towards 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.
POISE: Being calm under pressure.
PRUDENCE: Exhibiting caution, humility and wisdom in regards to practical matters.
PUNCTUALITY: Showing respect for other people by respectfully using the limited time they have.
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.
RESOURCEFULNESS: Using wisely that which others would normally overlook or discard.
RESPECT: Honoring and esteeming others.
RESPONSIBILITY: Knowing and doing what is expected from me.
REVERENCE: Giving honor where it is due and respecting the possessions and property of others.
SENSITIVITY: Being aware and attentive to the true attitudes and emotional needs of those around me.
SINCERITY: Endeavoring to do what is right, without ulterior motives.
TEACHABILITY: Demonstrating a willingness to learn or be trained.
THANKFULNESS: Expressing deep gratitude and appreciation to people.
THOROUGHNESS: Not saying, "Good enough." Aspiring to do more than the minimum.
THOUGHTFULNESS: Showing consideration for others through acts of kindness and/or words.
TOLERANCE: Learning to accept others as valuable individuals regardless of other factors.
TRANSPARENCY: Allowing others to shine a light on my life and accepting my shortcomings.
TRUTHFULNESS: Earning future trust by accurately reporting past facts.
UNSTOPPABLE: Seeing obstacles as momentary blips on your way to success.
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.
Adapted from several sources including “Institute in Basic Conflicts” by Bruce Bickel; Character First! program and “The Character of Jesus” by Charles Edward Jefferson.