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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6,622 612
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Trustworthy

2
5,383 446
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loyal

3
4,775 482
Loving is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loving

4
3,683 675
Moral is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Moral

5
4,564 775
Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Intelligent

6
4,171 633
Funny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Funny

7
3,661 411
Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
analise.dubner added

8
3,406 278
Supportive is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
laide added Supportive

9
2,887 562
Optimistic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Optimistic

10
2,505 473
Confident is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Confident

11
2,381 477
Creative is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

12
2,135 414
Peaceful is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Peaceful

13
1,925 797
Well Read is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Read

14
2,791 328
Fun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fun

15
2,202 402
Calm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

16
2,353 463
Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Down to Earth

17
2,377 342
Hard Working is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

18
2,082 1,008
Attractive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

19
2,155 212
Has Self Respect is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Has Self Respect

20
1,818 434
Resourceful is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Resourceful

21
2,109 331
Wise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

22
1,705 129
Genuine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
carlo added Genuine

23
1,605 419
Well Spoken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Spoken

24
1,516 339
Nurturing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Nurturing

25
1,591 542
Likes Animals is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Likes Animals

26
1,622 347
Critical Thinker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Critical Thinker

27
1,037 59
Honesty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
evaloveswallee added

28
1,845 675
Doesn't Smoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Doesn't Smoke

29
1,216 634
Sensitive is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sensitive

30
1,441 368
Adventurous is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Adventurous

31
1,026 92
Sense of Humor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

32
1,305 293
Fiscally Responsible is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fiscally Responsible

33
727 157
Educated is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

34
894 62
Understanding is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

35
1,314 371
Family Oriented is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Family Oriented

36
694 109
Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

37
674 104
Independent is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Independent

38
1,192 293
Disciplined is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Srinidhi S U added Disciplined

39
1,252 507
Sober is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sober

40
725 84
Personal Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Krista Garcia Arienta added

41
649 66
Manners is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

42
1,104 376
Employed is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Employed

43
788 55
Thoughtful is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Thoughtful

44
947 527
Musical is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Musical

45
593 115
Confident is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

46
1,044 219
Foward Thinker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
kaylive added Foward Thinker

47
469 200
Spiritual is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
readergeek added

48
583 55
Forgiving is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Danny Marks added

49
588 115
Racial Tolerance is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
tom-harper added Racial Tolerance

50
721 673
Introverted is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Introverted