Monday, April 26, 2010

Ten Character Traits Worth Developing

by the Character Counts Coalition

1.Be Honest. Tell the truth; be sincere; don't mislead or withhold key information in relationships of trust; don't steal.
2.Demonstrate integrity. Stand up for your beliefs about right and wrong; be your best self; resist social pressure to do wrong.
3.Keep promises. Keep your word and honor your commitments; pay your debts and return what you borrow.
4.Be loyal. Stand by family, friends, employers, community and country; don't talk about people behind their backs.
5.Be responsible. Think before you act; consider consequences; be accountable and "take your medicine".
6.Pursue excellence. Do your best with what you have; don't quit easily.
7.Be kind and caring. Show you care through generosity and compassion; don't be selfish or mean.
8.Treat all people with respect. Be courteous and polite; judge all people on their merits; be tolerant, appreciative and accepting of individual differences.
9.Be fair. Treat all people fairly; be open-minded; listen to others and try to understand what they are saying and feeling.
10.Be a good citizen. Obey the law and respect authority; vote, volunteer your efforts; protect the environment.

“I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.”
~Rita Mero 

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