Culture The Best Qualities in a Person  

Samantha Dillinger
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List Rules Vote on the qualities you look for in friends and lovers

List of the most desirable personality traits in women and men. Wondering how to be successful, how to be charming and how to become popular? This crowdsourced list contains the best characteristics that people can have, as agreed upon by a community of voters who have ranked the list. These good character traits are what women really want and what men like; they are what people strive to be and what others look for in a mate.

The best qualities in a person will vary, based on the person assessing or being assessed, but there's no denying there are certain qualities to look for in a person that are common across the board. Most people would agree that the best traits in a person include being trustworthy, loyal, and fun, but else constitutes the best quality traits in a person?

When it comes to looking for the greatest qualities in a friend or the best qualities in a mate, there are questions to be answered when determining what your compatibility with another person will be like "does my mate value the same qualities I do" or "do my friend and I share the same qualities".

What are the top qualities in a person? What are the best personality traits? What are the most important qualities in a person? Whether you're trying to determine the best qualities in another person or trying to answer the question "what qualities should I have", this is a great place to see what qualities other people value.

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6,961 649
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Trustworthy

2
5,661 475
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loyal

3
5,038 520
Loving is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loving

4
3,898 718
Moral is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Moral

5
4,745 819
Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Intelligent

6
4,354 674
Funny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Funny

7
3,841 425
Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
analise.dubner added

8
3,573 292
Supportive is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
laide added Supportive

9
3,025 602
Optimistic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Optimistic

10
2,649 507
Confident is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Confident

11
2,263 442
Peaceful is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Peaceful

12
2,511 511
Creative is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

13
1,998 851
Well Read is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Read

14
2,898 343
Fun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fun

15
2,298 418
Calm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

16
2,463 481
Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Down to Earth

17
2,489 357
Hard Working is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

18
2,157 1,067
Attractive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

19
2,258 224
Has Self Respect is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Has Self Respect

20
1,890 456
Resourceful is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Resourceful

21
2,193 347
Wise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

22
1,810 134
Genuine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
carlo added Genuine

23
1,676 439
Well Spoken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Spoken

24
1,680 560
Likes Animals is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Likes Animals

25
1,582 357
Nurturing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Nurturing

26
1,693 362
Critical Thinker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Critical Thinker

27
1,136 62
Honesty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
evaloveswallee added

28
1,926 710
Doesn't Smoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Doesn't Smoke

29
1,267 665
Sensitive is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sensitive

30
1,508 384
Adventurous is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Adventurous

31
1,361 298
Fiscally Responsible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fiscally Responsible

32
1,104 106
Sense of Humor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

33
787 168
Educated is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

34
971 66
Understanding is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

35
1,372 383
Family Oriented is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Family Oriented

36
762 121
Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

37
728 112
Independent is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Independent

38
1,244 303
Disciplined is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Srinidhi S U added Disciplined

39
803 92
Personal Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Krista Garcia Arienta added

40
1,308 529
Sober is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sober

41
714 73
Manners is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

42
646 124
Confident is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

43
998 547
Musical is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Musical

44
1,144 399
Employed is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Employed

45
852 63
Thoughtful is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Thoughtful

46
1,086 230
Foward Thinker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
kaylive added Foward Thinker

47
641 62
Forgiving is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Danny Marks added

48
512 219
Spiritual is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
readergeek added

49
642 123
Racial Tolerance is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
tom-harper added Racial Tolerance

50
762 704
Introverted is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Introverted