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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6,022 540
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Trustworthy

2
4,892 406
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loyal

3
4,341 412
Loving is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loving

4
3,303 600
Moral is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Moral

5
4,175 696
Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Intelligent

6
3,780 577
Funny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Funny

7
3,317 366
Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
analise.dubner added Compassionate

8
3,062 242
Supportive is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
laide added Supportive

9
2,265 416
Confident is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Confident

10
2,633 522
Optimistic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Optimistic

11
1,761 717
Well Read is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Read

12
1,933 376
Peaceful is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Peaceful

13
2,158 445
Creative is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Creative

14
2,593 303
Fun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fun

Things Your Mother Told You... That She Was Right About

15
2,027 378
Calm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Calm

16
2,154 438
Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Down to Earth

17
2,184 313
Hard Working is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Hard Working

18
1,931 919
Attractive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Attractive

19
1,980 194
Has Self Respect is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Has Self Respect

20
1,681 401
Resourceful is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Resourceful

21
1,958 303
Wise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Wise

Black Panther Movie Quotes

22
1,531 117
Genuine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
carlo added Genuine

23
1,491 385
Well Spoken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Spoken

24
1,467 501
Likes Animals is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Likes Animals

25
1,408 316
Nurturing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Nurturing

26
1,504 316
Critical Thinker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Critical Thinker

27
891 51
Honesty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
evaloveswallee added Honesty

28
1,131 577
Sensitive is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sensitive

The Worst Qualities in a Person

29
1,699 631
Doesn't Smoke is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Doesn't Smoke

30
1,324 346
Adventurous is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Adventurous

31
1,205 278
Fiscally Responsible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fiscally Responsible

32
886 79
Sense of Humor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

33
623 131
Educated is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

34
1,200 343
Family Oriented is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Family Oriented

35
754 57
Understanding is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

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36
595 90
Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

37
1,105 271
Disciplined is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Srinidhi S U added Disciplined

38
575 87
Independent is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Independent

39
1,158 468
Sober is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sober

40
1,024 343
Employed is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Employed

41
615 73
Personal Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Krista Garcia Arienta added Personal Hygiene

42
879 490
Musical is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Musical

The Best Qualities in an Employee

43
973 199
Foward Thinker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
kaylive added Foward Thinker

44
512 97
Confident is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

45
680 48
Thoughtful is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Thoughtful

46
667 613
Introverted is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Introverted

47
399 175
Spiritual is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
readergeek added Spiritual

48
492 46
Forgiving is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Danny Marks added Forgiving

49
505 100
Racial Tolerance is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
tom-harper added Racial Tolerance

50
912 185
Common Sensical is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
BostonBruins added Common Sensical