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 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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6,220 570
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Trustworthy

2
5,048 420
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loyal

3
4,491 430
Loving is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loving

4
3,424 628
Moral is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Moral

5
4,301 721
Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Intelligent

6
3,926 590
Funny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Funny

7
3,441 384
Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
analise.dubner added Compassionate

8
3,180 259
Supportive is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
laide added Supportive

9
2,351 432
Confident is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Confident

10
2,715 536
Optimistic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Optimistic

11
1,818 750
Well Read is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Read

12
1,999 389
Peaceful is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Peaceful

13
2,236 457
Creative is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Creative

14
2,674 308
Fun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fun

The Worst Qualities in a Person

15
2,084 390
Calm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Calm

16
2,222 452
Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Down to Earth

17
2,253 329
Hard Working is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Hard Working

18
1,990 951
Attractive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Attractive

19
2,052 202
Has Self Respect is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Has Self Respect

20
1,736 417
Resourceful is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Resourceful

21
2,018 316
Wise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Wise

The Best Qualities in a Man

22
1,591 124
Genuine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
carlo added Genuine

23
1,529 398
Well Spoken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Spoken

24
1,508 526
Likes Animals is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Likes Animals

25
1,442 329
Nurturing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Nurturing

26
1,542 329
Critical Thinker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Critical Thinker

27
944 56
Honesty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
evaloveswallee added Honesty

28
1,161 600
Sensitive is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sensitive

The Best Qualities in an Employee

29
1,746 649
Doesn't Smoke is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Doesn't Smoke

30
1,361 358
Adventurous is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Adventurous

31
1,240 282
Fiscally Responsible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fiscally Responsible

32
934 84
Sense of Humor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

33
658 141
Educated is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

34
805 59
Understanding is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

35
1,240 355
Family Oriented is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Family Oriented

The Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s Toys

36
630 96
Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

37
612 93
Independent is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Independent

38
1,132 282
Disciplined is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Srinidhi S U added Disciplined

39
1,188 485
Sober is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sober

40
1,056 354
Employed is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Employed

41
654 77
Personal Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Krista Garcia Arienta added Personal Hygiene

42
907 505
Musical is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Musical

The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow

43
586 59
Manners is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

44
543 102
Confident is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

45
713 51
Thoughtful is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Thoughtful

46
1,001 209
Foward Thinker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
kaylive added Foward Thinker

47
429 187
Spiritual is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
readergeek added Spiritual

48
690 632
Introverted is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Introverted

49
522 52
Forgiving is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Danny Marks added Forgiving

50
536 104
Racial Tolerance is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
tom-harper added Racial Tolerance