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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6,003 536
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Trustworthy

2
4,877 405
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loyal

3
4,327 412
Loving is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loving

4
3,292 597
Moral is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Moral

5
4,165 692
Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Intelligent

6
3,773 574
Funny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Funny

7
3,309 365
Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
analise.dubner added Compassionate

8
3,056 239
Supportive is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
laide added Supportive

9
2,259 416
Confident is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Confident

10
2,625 522
Optimistic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Optimistic

11
1,756 716
Well Read is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Read

12
1,930 375
Peaceful is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Peaceful

13
2,153 444
Creative is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Creative

14
2,587 303
Fun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fun

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15
2,023 378
Calm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Calm

16
2,150 437
Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Down to Earth

17
2,179 312
Hard Working is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Hard Working

18
1,924 918
Attractive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Attractive

19
1,976 194
Has Self Respect is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Has Self Respect

20
1,677 401
Resourceful is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Resourceful

21
1,954 302
Wise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Wise

The Best Qualities in a Man

22
1,526 117
Genuine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
carlo added Genuine

23
1,487 384
Well Spoken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Spoken

24
1,464 498
Likes Animals is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Likes Animals

25
1,405 315
Nurturing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Nurturing

26
1,500 314
Critical Thinker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Critical Thinker

27
887 51
Honesty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
evaloveswallee added Honesty

28
1,129 574
Sensitive is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sensitive

The Worst Qualities in a Person

29
1,694 630
Doesn't Smoke is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Doesn't Smoke

30
1,319 345
Adventurous is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Adventurous

31
1,202 275
Fiscally Responsible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fiscally Responsible

32
883 78
Sense of Humor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

33
622 129
Educated is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

34
1,198 342
Family Oriented is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Family Oriented

35
752 57
Understanding is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

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594 89
Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

37
1,104 270
Disciplined is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Srinidhi S U added Disciplined

38
574 86
Independent is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Independent

39
1,158 467
Sober is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sober

40
1,023 343
Employed is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Employed

41
612 72
Personal Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Krista Garcia Arienta added Personal Hygiene

42
877 490
Musical is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Musical

The Best Qualities in an Employee

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511 96
Confident is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

44
970 199
Foward Thinker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
kaylive added Foward Thinker

45
677 48
Thoughtful is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Thoughtful

46
398 174
Spiritual is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
readergeek added Spiritual

47
664 612
Introverted is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Introverted

48
491 46
Forgiving is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Danny Marks added Forgiving

49
505 98
Racial Tolerance is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
tom-harper added Racial Tolerance

50
910 185
Common Sensical is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
BostonBruins added Common Sensical