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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1
6,708 625
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Trustworthy

2
5,458 457
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loyal

3
4,841 494
Loving is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loving

4
3,730 689
Moral is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Moral

5
4,610 786
Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Intelligent

6
4,210 650
Funny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Funny

7
3,707 414
Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
analise.dubner added

8
3,444 282
Supportive is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
laide added Supportive

9
2,919 573
Optimistic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Optimistic

10
2,530 486
Confident is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Confident

11
2,414 484
Creative is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

12
2,162 422
Peaceful is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Peaceful

13
1,940 813
Well Read is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Read

14
2,815 331
Fun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fun

15
2,221 405
Calm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

16
2,378 466
Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Down to Earth

17
2,405 344
Hard Working is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

18
2,100 1,023
Attractive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

19
2,177 212
Has Self Respect is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Has Self Respect

20
1,834 439
Resourceful is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Resourceful

21
2,132 335
Wise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

22
1,729 132
Genuine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
carlo added Genuine

23
1,622 423
Well Spoken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Spoken

24
1,613 547
Likes Animals is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Likes Animals

25
1,532 344
Nurturing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Nurturing

26
1,638 351
Critical Thinker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Critical Thinker

27
1,062 60
Honesty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
evaloveswallee added

28
1,868 683
Doesn't Smoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Doesn't Smoke

29
1,229 641
Sensitive is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sensitive

30
1,456 369
Adventurous is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Adventurous

31
1,043 94
Sense of Humor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

32
1,321 294
Fiscally Responsible is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fiscally Responsible

33
740 160
Educated is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

34
912 62
Understanding is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

35
1,329 372
Family Oriented is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Family Oriented

36
709 111
Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

37
688 105
Independent is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Independent

38
1,207 295
Disciplined is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Srinidhi S U added Disciplined

39
1,273 509
Sober is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sober

40
748 84
Personal Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Krista Garcia Arienta added

41
668 66
Manners is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

42
1,117 379
Employed is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Employed

43
807 57
Thoughtful is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Thoughtful

44
963 530
Musical is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Musical

45
605 118
Confident is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

46
1,054 221
Foward Thinker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
kaylive added Foward Thinker

47
599 55
Forgiving is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Danny Marks added

48
482 203
Spiritual is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
readergeek added

49
606 116
Racial Tolerance is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
tom-harper added Racial Tolerance

50
727 682
Introverted is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Introverted